Eggs

Cracked Wheat Gazpacho Salad

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Cracked Wheat Gazpacho Salad.

 

34 ° and its too hot to cook – here is a delicious no cook salad for summer heatwaves when turning on the oven is more than you can bear.  Serve it very simply with and a fresh green salad and something like a cool fresh mozzarella sliced and scattered with fresh herbs, and drizzled with fragrant olive oil. Or with cold cuts, cold poached salmon, prawns or simple antipasti. This beautiful salad also makes an ideal accompaniment to another of Stirring Stuffs no cook salads –  Tarragon chicken mayonnaise with grapes  . Continue reading

Caramel Semifreddo

 

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Caramel Semifredo served with cherries poached in a Tonka bean syrup.

 

This caramel flavoured semifreddo with just a hint of salt is guaranteed to impress.

Semifreddo  is more a  frozen mousse than an ice cream. Made from whisked eggs, cream and sugar the high fat content gives the dessert a warm and velvety finish.  It doesn’t have great keeping qualities though so make it and eat it in the same week otherwise it takes on  a slightly chewy texture.  Semifreddo also melts quite fast so don’t get it out of the freezer to early. I make mine in a bread tin so that I can slice it,  but you could also freeze it in a container and serve it scooped like ice-cream. 
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Red Pepper and Chorizo Frittata

 

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Red pepper and chorizo frittata

This is a cross between an Italian frittata and a Spanish omelette. I was using up the remains in the vegetable draw of the fridge for this particular dish, but I always keep a chorizo sausage at the ready as we have variations on this theme on a regular basis. I regard it as an ‘I cant be bothered to cook dish’, as it doesn’t take long to throw together and always looks amazing. Continue reading