Sunday, April 01, 2007

First Attempts

In the last post, I told you all about my new cookbook, Moro. Well, today I tried my first few dishes...wonderful! So full of flavor and such a pleasure to make! Really the type of thing you make when you're in the mood for a bit of pottering about in the kitchen. I started off by making the flatbread. The dough was soft and great to work with which made the bread very easy to make. I decided to follow the book's tip and brushed the flatbread with a little olive oil and sprinkled them with nigella seeds. What better way to eat these breads than with a gorgeous salad. The aubergine and red pepper salad with caramelized butter and Greek yogurt was absolutely divine. The veggies were first grilled and then their skin was removed. After that the aubergine was mashed with garlic paste, a squeeze of lemon and some good olive oil. Then the roughly chopped peppers were placed on top of the aubergine. A bit of Greek yogurt poured on the side, some warm caramelized butter on top and a good sprinkling of coriander. Yum! We had this godly meal with some cream sherry and at this very moment dessert is in the freezer (picture soon to come!). I made the 'Helado de pasas de Malaga' or Malaga raisin ice cream. The raisins were soaked in sherry so this ice cream is bound to rock! So far, so good! I'm loving my new book!


Kelly-Jane said...

That looks like a lovely supper, mmm. I think your purple plates are great too!


annauk said...

Lovely pics Paola, and everything looks so yummy!