I have made rice pudding before, but the oozy type, cooked in a saucepan. The one with a risotto-ish consistency.
This, however, is a baked rice pudding. Same ingredients as normal: short-grain rice, milk, sugar, butter, eggs and lemon rind. Grated nutmeg on top. Then the mixture is cooked in a baking dish for 30–40 minutes.
I am unfortunately a bit dairy-intolerant, so I had a small spoonful before handing it over to husband and 2 munchkins to devour. Otherwise I would have eaten the lot!
There’s not much I want to say about this soup. I love split peas and dahl is one of my favourite dishes, but here in a soup they are just a bit… boring. Even with bacon.
I’ve never made Gazpacho before and only ever eaten it myself twice, so I was keen to try this chilled soup. Especially before the summer waves goodbye. It’s so easy to make as all the ingredients are simply blended together. It’s typically served with a garnish of capsicum, cucumber, spring onions and hard-boiled egg, but I was pressed for time (everyone needed to be fed) so I simply added a couple of ice cubes to each bowl.
Here’s Delia Smith’s recipe for Chilled Spanish Gazpacho.
This really is a nice soup and very easy to make. And… I discovered that if you add a good splash of coconut milk in the bowl right before serving, it creates a beautifully creamy tomato soup that is heads above a can of Heinz. Definitely on the list to make again!
Here’s a link to Fresh Tomato Soup with Basil on the ‘I Love. I Cook. I Bake’ blog. Next time I may also try Delia Smith’s recipe for Roasted Tomato Soup.
Time for another soup? When it was a bit chilly a few weeks back, I bought some turnips to make this soup. Then they sat in the fridge for a while, destined to stay there until they turned green, because seriously, I am over winter and winter vegetables!
Whilst whilst the weather here is showing signs of Spring, it is still quite chilly so I thought I’d squeeze another soup recipe in.
As far as I know, there is no smoked bacon available in Switzerland, so I’ve used normal streaky bacon. The other ingredients are green-brown lentils, carrots, onions, celery, a tin of tomatoes, home-made stock (I used chicken stock) and cabbage.
Just the thing for a cold – supposed to be Spring – day!
This is a recipe that can’t really go wrong. Simple ingredients including, of course, real chicken stock. I did make one substation: instead of milk, I made some almond milk by soaking almonds overnight and then whizzing them up with water and a pinch of salt. Kept my tummy happy 🙂