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A Friday recipe round-up
This recipe calls for not only fresh beef or lamb stock but also "yesterday's gravy" so this might be one for a post-roast Monday.
Sounds luvverly all the same: chorizo in a rich and tangy sounding shepherds pie. Yes please.
This one I came across via a craft blog that I stumbled on while looking at wedding blogs (the gingerbread trail that is the internet!). It's a cherry almond pudding cake and it looks absolutely divine.
Delia's recent reminicsing on BBC Two may have been supremely self indulgent, but there's no getting away from the statistics.
Most recipe books are only ever used by the owners for one or two recipes, but people who buy a Delia cook (apparently) 50 per cent of the recipes in it.
So here's a Delia classic one-pot supper (such a middle-class, no?), just Mediterranean enough to make you feel like summer is coming, but warming enough for these almost-snowy-climes.
Risotto gets a bad press. Labour intensive, fatty, hard to cook well - but it needn't be.
Personally I've always been a ladle-the-stock-in-a-bit-at-a-time girl, which is of course more time consuming but makes the resulting dish all the more satisfying.
This risotto uses that method, but is low on fat, avoids the half-a-pack-of-butter the Italians seem to add, and as a result has only 330 calories per serving!
Unless you've got saffron, fennel, rice and wine to hand it's not the cheapest meal you'll ever eat, But if you have, it's dead easy and very tasty.
This last one's not so virtuous. Canelle et Vanille is certainly the best looking food blog I've ever come across.
She doesn't go much for savoury dishes, but if you like a dessert, this is the place to go. This recipe, for Arroz Con Leche (a Spanish rice pudding) is from her grandmother and it's fabulous. If you like that sort of thing.