Tuesday: Tarka Daal with sourdough // Ham and cheddar baguettes
Wednesday: Salami, mozzarella tomato and basil baguettes // Greek pizza
Thursday: Smoked mackerel and cream cheese on brioche // Roast veg and hummus ciabatta
Friday: Salt beef on challah rolls // Beetroot and feta frittata
Hope to see you down here!
I realised I pretty much only own Jamie Oliver recipe books, so I bought a few new ones* to try which have been gathering dust on the shelf since last year! I thought it would be good to share my adventures in cooking with you guys, so if you’re interested – stay tuned!
*Now I’m looking at them, I recognise they’re mostly centred around sweet baked goods! You’ll be surprised to find out I hardly ever ‘bake’ (I’m lucky enough to work at Loaf after all!) but I would like to. Plus I have a huge sweet tooth…
Ovenly by Agatha Kulaga & Erin Patinkin ( Harlequin Press 2014)
I found these guys through Instagram, and bought the book immediately when I saw them on Chefs night out.
Named after their bakery in Brooklyn, New York; this recipe book is filled with All-American style sweet baked goods made with a twist; a style for which they’re now famous.
Aquavit by Marcus Samuelsson (Houghton Mifflin Co 2003)
‘The new Scandinavian cuisine’ as created by Marcus Samuelsson, Executive chef at NYC Scandinavian style fine dining restaurant Aquavit; the book is a comprehensive tome of all things Scandi and fine!
I found this through the food blog Outside Oslo, which I regularly mine for sweet jewels to drool over.
I got my copy off Amazon – second hand – so you might find this one difficult to get hold of (sorry guys!)
Plenty more by Yotam Ottolenghi (Ebury Press 2014)
Like most people, I got this for Christmas! The sequel to Plenty.
What excited me most was that the recipes call for things that I already buy and already try to eat, so with a few tweaks here and there I can rustle up some Ottolenghi vegi-liciousness!
Nordic Bakery Cookbook by Miisa Mink (Ryland Peters & Small 2013)
Norwegian buns are pretty much the reason why I bought this book. I spent a little time in Bergen and left my heart there. I’m hoping that recreating some of their baking staples over here in Stirchley will help fill the void.
Note: the writer is Finnish NOT Norwegian, so the recipes lean a little to the East..
And last but certainly not least…
Fika by Ikea (Ikea 2012)
‘Fika, a break for coffee and a bite to eat, is a cornerstone of Swedish food culture.’
I know that a lot of people might put their nose up to this one, but as I’ve made abundantly clear, I’m into Scandi cooking; and this book offers up all the best of Scandi basics that will get me started… that’s Ikea all over really!
You’ll find it in the IKEA food hall.
I’ll be posting the recipes I’ve tried every week
Wednesday: Tarka Daal with sourdough // Smoked mackerel and cottage cheese on brioche
Thursday: Butternut squash, kale and mozzarella sourdough pizza // Prosciutto, roasted red pepper and provolone baguette
Friday: Salt beef on challah rolls // Pear, walnut and brie ciabatta
Hope you’re all enjoying the sunshine!
You can pre-order Hot Cross Buns for collection on Friday or Saturday but as demand has been high we’ll ask you to pre-pay for them (£1 each). You can pop into the shop to place your order or we can take card payments over the phone.
Tuesday: Tarka Daal w/sourdough // Salt beef on ciabatta
Wednesday: Fig, prosciutto and mozzarella sourdough pizza // Greek salad ciabatta
Thursday: Brie, caramelised onion and mushroom sourdough pizza // Ham and cheddar baguettes
Friday: Salt beef on challah rolls // Sweet potato and spinach quiche
Hope to see you down here!