I actually really enjoyed this dish. I wasn’t able to find any dried peaches, which is too bad because I think they would have been a great addition but it was still a great dish. Perhaps a nicer quality of cream to go on top would be nice, but I really don’t have any complaints.
There was nothing wrong with this dish, but in the end it didn’t really excite me very much. The chicken smelled and tasted amazing after it had been, browned in butter and poached in white wine. But the mushroom cream sauce with the additional lobster almost seemed like detractors. It’s a flavour palette that’s quite common in the book and not necessarily the most engaging.
This recipe basically boils down to being a tasty marinade for steaks. A pretty straightforward combination of Worcestershire sauce, HP sauce, chilli sauce, and Dijon mustard and black pepper. Simple, but one to remember for those weeknight dinners.
A simple recipe of brown sugar, raisins, and nuts. This cake had the consistency of an Apple fritter donut, but without so much sugar. And baked, not fried. Tasty and a fan favourite amongst my friends but probably a little too pedestrian to make again.
One of the addendum recipes in the “Frozen Assets” section, this Dutch Apple cake closely resembles the “Apple Breakfast Bread” in the same section pairing apples with nutmeg. However, between the two I enjoyed this one a bit better. A simple cake with a nice buttery flavour. Probably wouldn’t do it again but I always find the process of baking interesting, with its epic rising times for the yeast.
Inspired by an episode of Mad Men, I tried this ‘coq au vin’ from the Prices book. The fresh tarragon was nice. Chicken and tarragon go beautifully together, in general. But other than this was a pretty unimpressive dish without much flavour or flair. Too bad.
A basic hamburger stuffed with either blue cheese or foie gras. I tried both but preferred the blue cheese. I suppose this was probably a more avant-garde suggestion in the 60s but now it feels out of place in a cook book. Still, burgers for dinner under any circumstance is welcomed under this roof.