As I mentioned in my list of goals for 2010, I plan to try and cook 52 things I haven’t tried before. I figured the average of one a week was a likely target. This is partly to expand my repertoire, partly because there is a list of things I just haven’t got around to (I’ve never made a treacle tart, for example), and mostly because I enjoy cooking – particularly the experimental kind, and I wanted to include some fun things in my list of goals.
Progress so far:
Well, inspired by the apples all going rotten in the shed – can’t blame them really, most would be on their way in January anyway, but being partly frozen, then thawed.. was too much – I decided to spend some of the recent enforced by snow days to come up with a new apple recipe. And what I did come up with is apple pudding loaf. It is moist and cuts like bread pudding, with a lovely apple hit. And instant favourite with my family, and since I have made three more – only one got as far as the freezer.
Something I have been meaning to make for ages was a rice pudding.. Somehow I have got to the age of mumble-mumble (dang I must be old, I have started to mumble my age..) not having made one. I know the problem – why make a rice pudding when there is so much fruit in the freezer wanting eating up, and we only have pudding once a week. I had some ancient pudding rice (embarrassingly past it’s best before date. NB I don’t recommend this… just what I did ), and so gave it a whirl. Half way in, I discovered I was supposed to use whole milk. So I compromised and added some left over clotted cream. Yes, this is Devon, we have left over clotted cream in the fridge..
Ohh yes, clotted cream rice pudding is the way to go.
And recently I had my first attempt at crumpets, using this recipe from Beeb.
So, that’s three already. Forty Nine to go.