I feel we've got the balance right
this week; below you'll find two gorgeous baking recipes sitting
side-by-side with two deliciously wholesome dishes. Then again, maybe
I'm not the best one to ask about balance – I did have cake for
breakfast this morning. Who could resist a treat from Bluebells Cakery,
after all – their new café is filled with more than a few temptations. You can read about it here, if you dare!
Zesty Citrus Loaf
Claire Aldous had an
abundance of lemons in her kitchen to use – the result
being this gorgeous moist loaf. It's perfect served with a
bowl of thick plain yoghurt marbled with lemon curd.
A takeaway dinner
favourite is made a little bit lighter and more wholesome with the
substitution of cauliflower ‘rice' instead of white rice. This dish
is incredibly speedy to make so is perfect as a midweek meal.
It is unbelievably
rich (shocked?) but not actually as sweet as you might imagine thanks
to the use of 70% dark chocolate and a bit of sea salt to balance it
out. I am leaving the peanut butter type option up to you – I used
really good quality crunchy, but if you prefer smooth, go with
that. Don't freak out that the recipe looks long – I promise
it's very straight forward!
Wholewheat Fettuccine with Kale,
Caramelised Onions and Goat's Cheese
Amy Chaplin's latest
recipe book is brimming with lush, wholesome recipes like this
super–simple pasta dish with kale and marinated goat's cheese. It
will also work well with penne or other types of wholegrain pasta.