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The recipe is from Antonio Carluccio’s column in The Times.
The recipe for the chicken gnocchi is:
- 350g chicken breast meat
- 2 x medium eggs
- 2 tablespoons of panko
- 1 garlic clove
- 2 tablespoons of parsley
- bunch of basil
Zap the ingredients above in a food mixer (this can be done hours in advance).
Heat oil in a hot frying pan and use a tablespoon to measure out small balls. Cook for at least 5 minutes on each side. Add lemon zest and juice, and generous amounts of salt and pepper at the end.
Meanwhile cook linguine. Save a cup of the pasta water (very important).
Add chicken gnocchi and water to the pasta and serve with lots of parmesan.
This year I’m going to try Nigel Slater’s recipe with quinces.
Recipe from here. The guinea fowl (free range from Waitrose) was great. Wasn’t really convinced by the lentil sauce.
This was an excellent banana cake — moist and sophisticated.
Some differences from the recipe:
- I missed out the chocolate.
- I used a real vanilla pod instead of vanilla extract.
- I didn’t sprinkle sugar on top.
- The bananas were not too ripe.
- Cooked for about 55 minutes, half that time covered in foil.
Jaffa cakes from this Jamie Oliver recipe:
They taste almost entirely unlike jaffa cakes though. Could do with more sweetness. The main problem is the recipe ingredients are all wrong: It needs more cake mix, about half the marmalade, and about twice the chocolate.
Cookies from this BBC recipe:
Not exactly sophisticated, but they taste OK.
Tasty! The secret is in the lemon and fennel fronds added afterwards, giving it a nice lift.
Recipe is this one but I didn’t bother with the onion.
Home-roasted peppers, coriander, pimenton and pine nuts pesto, pasta, and fresh salad from the garden.
This is the recipe – don’t put too much paprika in it.