The Delia Project (#92): Eliza Acton’s Rich Rice Pudding

The Delia Smith Project: Eliza Acton's Rich Rice Pudding

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!


The Delia Project (#80 ) Chilled Spanish Gazpacho

The Delia Smith Project: Chilled Spanish Gazpacho

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.

The Delia Project (#57 ) Fresh Tomato Soup with Basil

The Delia Smith Project: Fresh Tomato Soup with Basil

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.

The Delia Project (#28): Smoked Bacon and Lentil Soup

Smoked Bacon and Lentil Soup

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!