Saturday Kitchen

Saturday, 20 November 2010


I do love making a cake.
 It's the mixing that I like, adding each ingredient, the feel of the beaters as they move through the batter, watching the new ingredient change the colour of the mixture. And licking the beaters of course.
This is Nigel Slater's chocolate chip espresso cake. I used walnuts instead of hazelnuts.







I poured a little coffee over it as it cooled. Moist and delicious.


I made another batch of mincemeat. I didn't forget the booze this time. A little Calvados.


Lunch today. Another Nigel Slater idea, pittas stuffed with feta, hummus and fried onions. It's in The 30 Minute Cook


Completely delicious.


And to finish off the day's noshing a lovely spicy chilli. I followed Nigella's advice and put a bit of chorizo in. A good idea.

24 comments:

  1. All sound totally delicious - can I come live with you some weekend???? ;-)

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  2. Yummy!!!! I agree with Lyndelou

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  3. Hi Sue,
    Lets have your address i`m coming round for some cake yum yum. Lol!
    Love Carole from Rossendale xxx

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  4. Just look at the size of those pics - that cake was totally in my face :0)

    Everything looks absolutely delicious.
    Jill x

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  5. One word. YUM!

    MMM, I want those pittas!

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  6. What a very tasty weekend ~ and what a lucky family you have being treated to all that yummy food :O) x

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  7. Like I said before .............. When can I move in?????? I was at a Stained Glass workshop all day and we are all toatly full of cold so everyone had to make do with chip butties last night! lol
    It looks yummy as always. I have nominated you top for Beautiful Blog Award today. xxxx

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  8. Love Nigel Slater's recipes...always so simple but very tasty.

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  9. I feel the same about the cakes... especially during this time of the year, it's comforting and warm and smells good !

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  10. hello sue, thank you for your lovely comments about my glutney & curd. Yummy recipes here too... I've been wanting to make a fruit cake, I feel imspired! lou xx

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  11. Looks delicious. I always leave your blog feeling hungry!

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  12. Your cake looks and sounds delicious.

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  13. oh.my.gosh. YOu must stop posting all these wonderful posts about food. I am getting fat just salivating over the pictures. Truly, I have never had mincemeat, but now I must try to make up a batch.

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  14. Oh my. That pitta idea WIll be made this week. Oh yes. I'm drooling at the thought.

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  15. Now that's another Nigel Slater book I need to buy. Bah.

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  16. There's nothing better than losing yourself in the kitchen. What a busy bee you are. I love Nigel Slater's recipes and have also tried Nigella's chorizo in chilli.

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  17. Yum, yum. Have just come across your yummy blog with fab photos. Well done. x

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  18. Pati from London2:33 pm GMT

    mmmm, they all sound delicious! I tried your creme au chocolat during the weekend and it was lovely. All my friends love it. I used Nigel Slater's idea for a decoration at the top and added some caramelised orange peel on top to serve, yum, yum!!! Pati x

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  19. Oh what a good idea Patti! I saw him make the caramelised peel on telly.

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  20. Oh - I am soooo hungry now - I love your food posts (well all of your posts, but ESPECIALLY the food posts!)

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  21. That cake looks delicious - my children love coffee cake, so I will be trying that recipe soon. Thank you, Pj x

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  22. Gorgeous cake! We were baking too- Christmas puddings for stir-up Sunday. I posted about them this morning..

    Laura

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  23. Wow that cake looks amazing! Just tumbled upon your blog and spent ages looking through all the yummy pics... *drool*

    Keep up the good work and check out my blog too (just made some christmas puddings myself! x)

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