Chances are you’ve probably seen or tasted a version of Jim Lahey’s glorious ‘No-Knead’ bread over the last little while. Although it’s baked in a casserole pot, it turns out a crisp, crackled exterior with a stunningly fluffy crumb every single time. It’s also very straightforward to make once you know the steps, meaning it’s an ideal option for even complete bread-making novices.
While it’s certainly no beauty, this glorious Provencal pumpkin gratin from Richard Olney is packed with flavour, and has the most compellingly beautiful texture: soft and yielding underneath; crisp and almost breadcrumb-like on top, making it a wonderful side option for Autumn dinners.
Until I tried this ice cream, I never really realised how much I liked the flavour of oats, or even that I could recognize ‘oat’ as a distinctive taste. Oats have a lovely flavour though, with a full, rich, biscuity taste when toasted; creamy and calming when infused with the milk in this lovely ice cream.
With the orzo and citrus flavours, this soup is a bit like that Greek lemon and egg broth Avgolemono; with all the vegetables and herbs, it’s similar to an Italian minestrone, albeit without the tomatoes. Either way it’s lovely and warm and filling and tastes like summer into autumn…