Balancing the crisp sweetness of meringue and the sharpness of rhubarb. The Turkish shops around Newington Green in north-east London sell filo pastries filled with the pulverised nuts and smothered in honey syrup. The Kitchen Diaries brings an especially personal ingredient to the mix, letting us glimpse his pantry, tour local farmers' markets with him, and savor even the simplest meals at his table. Homemade blackcurrant jelly, soft pistachio shortbread. While they are baking, melt the sugar and water together over a moderate heat and add the honey and orange-flower water and set it aside. Baked peaches, chilled ricotta, hot blackcurrant sauce, amaretti. Set them aside to cool slightly. Slim, crumbly pistachio cookies with lemon thyme and dried rose petals. I regularly visit a shop in west London that has piles of them, loose and in bags, in every possible state from white-shelled and unsalted to those that have been ready-peeled and chopped. For how to skin the nuts, see below. Gently fold in the flour and the salt. A traditional focaccia with fresh apricots and goat's cheese. Pour into a greased and floured spring form pan. Freshly scrubbed and minus a layer of skin, I make up for it with mint tea and sweet pastries. Whiz the pistachio nuts briefly in a food processor so they are as fine as fresh breadcrumbs, but not as fine as ground almonds. Add in the eggs, one at a time, then add in the zest and ricotta cheese. The consistency should be that of a stiffish cake mixture. I hope it remains - there was much peace and shade there, and none of the interminable hassling of the hashish boys. An easy loganberry cream with crumbled flapjack. It was here, several years ago, that I spent every afternoon for three weeks, hiding from Morocco's searing heat, sprawled out under the olives, shelling bag after bag of pistachios. Before they are ground, the nuts should be allowed to dry, otherwise they will simply clog the grinder. A shallow, almond cake speckled with blueberries. wenty minutes walk south from Marrakech's Place Djemaa el Fna, past the derelict swimming pool, its walls festooned with roses and where, incidentally, I was once robbed at knife-point, you come to an old olive grove. Sep 1, 2020 - Explore Josephine Dougall's board "Nigel Slater" on Pinterest. The pistachios I knew as a child were not pistachios at all but dyed almonds, chopped as fine as tea leaves and sprinkled on the trifles that came in little waxed cartons that we brought back from the bakers on a Saturday. Home made sponge cake, ice cream, meringue and blackcurrant sauce. Using a long, thin and very sharp knife, slice the cake in half horizontally to give two thin discs of cake. Melt the butter in a small pan and stir in the biscuit crumbs. Stir in the flour. 29-sep-2020 - Bekijk het bord "Nigel slater" van Hanneke van Nieuwenhuysen op Pinterest. 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