Nigella cooks more warming, comforting and inspirational recipes. Perfect for winding down at the end of a long day, there’s a cosy supper of chicken with red grapes and marsala, followed by a deeply divine sunken chocolate amaretto cake with crumbled amaretti cream dolloped alongside.
For a dish that’s as simple to make as it is rewarding to eat, there’s Nigella’s mussels with pasta, and just as delicious is her autumnal radicchio, chestnut and blue cheese salad. Her egg tortilla pie with a crisp crust, soft yolked eggs, salty ham and melted cheese is a pleasure to behold.
Nigella: At My Table ep.6 dishes:
1. Sunken chocolate amaretto cake with crumbled amaretti cream
This is one of those dark, squidgy-bellied chocolate cakes that I turn to gratefully when I have friends over to supper; a gratitude that is always reciprocated. The mixture of ground almonds and amaretto gives a marzipan kick, balancing the bitterness of the chocolate. The amaretti cream alongside brings both smoothness and a fine honeycomb crunch to the velvetiness of the cake.
2. Radicchio, chestnut and blue cheese salad with a citrus, mustard and honey dressing
Bitter leaves, salty cheese, sweet chestnuts: this is a winter salad that I can’t confine myself to eating just in season. I generally go for Gorgonzola or Stilton here, but essentially what you need is blue cheese that will crumble. And while I would never normally condone putting either in the fridge, here the cheese must be cold so that you can crumble it.
3. Egg tortilla pie
This recipe for an easy, throw-it-all-together supper or bolstering weekend breakfast comes from my long-time kitchen companion, Hettie Potter. Impressively, she makes this a single portion. I, no modest eater, feel it is perfectly substantial for two, though it is a little tricky to divide. Think of this as a pie that uses flour tortillas in place of pastry.