Pangrattato

Everyone should have homemade pangrattato in their store cupboard. It ticks so many culinary boxes: easy to makeeasy to storevirtually freeabsolutely deliciousimproves a plethora of dishesreduces food wasteyou can't buy it in the shops It's remarkably satisfying, so why wouldn't you!?! What is it? A literal translation from Italian would be 'grated bread' - basically, … Continue reading Pangrattato

Sourdough 2.0

Sourdough is all about time. As time has passed since my last post about sourdough, I've patiently and diligently continued on my quest to make fantastic sourdough. I'll reiterate that regular practice, keen observation and confident intuition are what truly makes great bread.Dave is all grown up, well, fourteen months old at the time of … Continue reading Sourdough 2.0

Baked Mussels

Beautifully simple, reassuringly rustic and moreish to boot. Here's my recipe for open-baked mussels that my children can't get enough of. It's a reasonably cheap dish that's definitely crowd-pleasing comfort food, and yet I believe it to be equally worthy of any dinner party. Ingredients: 1kg mussels Hunk of sourdough (to make breadcrumbs) Extra virgin … Continue reading Baked Mussels