Put the flours and bran into the bowl of a food mixer, tip in the yeast and salt, then turn once or twice to stir evenly through the flour. Transfer to a lightly floured bowl that allows room for the dough to expand, then leave in a warm, draught-free place for an hour or so until the dough has almost doubled in size. Moist, sweet and salty, these spongy loaves will keep for two or three days if wrapped in kitchen film. I come inside for tea, scratched and aching, to be restored by tea and toast. His food is understated, handcrafted home cooking. Nov 4, 2019 - A home-baked loaf that’s quickly made and slathered in a salty flavoured butter is a treat for any night of the week, says Nigel Slater A cold winter’s afternoon, almost dusk, is the time I need a slice of malt loaf. Nigel remains very much an amateur cook. Photographs copyright Jonathan Lovekin 2020. Sometimes it will be dill other times thyme or rosemary, depending on which soup they are to accompany. Cover as much of the bottom as you can, but don't worry if it doesn't quite cover it. Pears, Wine, Chocolate. Crumble the goat's cheese and tear the mozzarella into small pieces and scatter both cheeses over the dough. Share on Facebook; Share on Twitter; Share via Email; I bake bread. . Then add a little milk to the yoghurt to make it a bit easier to pour, and add this to the flour. Set the oven at 220C/gas mark 8. Nigel Slater. Roll each piece of dough into a ball and place on a lightly floured baking sheet. Leave in a warm place, covered with a clean tea towel, till they are well risen, then bake for about 40 minutes till they sound hollow when tapped on the base. Share on Facebook; Share on Twitter; Share via Email; Thick chunks of bread, textured and chewy, have been cut from a vast loaf and are on their way to our table. But you could also make one loaf and some pizza, a herb-freckled, olive oil-drenched focaccia or even some sweet, sticky cinnamon-scented buns. When they have dissolved add the chopped rosemary. Keep kneading until the dough no longer sticks to the board. To make the dough by hand: put the flour and salt and yeast into a large bowl, mix well then pour in the water to make a sticky dough. Dissolve the honey in the warm water, then pour most of it into the flour, the paddle turning slowly. Nigel Slater , guardian.co.uk | Updated: April 19, 2013 13:02 IST. Pour the warm water into a small bowl then stir in the honey and yeast. Part recipe journal, part kitchen chronical, each story has, at its heart, a recipe I have cooked during the week that I feel I would like to share. Remove the dough from its bowl (it will sink, but no matter) on to a lightly floured work surface. Watch our video for making three basic bread recipes from a simple dough mixture. Set aside, covered with clingfilm, for a further 30 minutes or so, till well risen. Firstly, preheat your oven to 220 degrees centigrade (gas mark eight) and put a casserole dish in to heat up. Remove from the oven and leave in place for 5 minutes before turning out and leaving to cool slightly before eating. Photograph: Jonathan Lovekin for Observer Food Monthly, Maple syrup walnut buns. On a lightly floured board or work surface, roll the dough into a rectangle measuring about 40 x 30cm. Or simply use any loaf you have. If I'm baking bread at the weekend, then often I double up the quantities and use half the dough for an unexpected treat. But you could also make one loaf and some pizza, a herb-freckled, olive oil-drenched focaccia or even some sweet, sticky cinnamon-scented buns. This week alone I have enjoyed a very floral version from a hive of Polish bees in Kensington; a more resinous one from hives in Hyde Park; a light and lemony pot from a hive of Devon bees now living six floors up in Chelsea, and honey from Spitalfields and also from Notting Hill. Cover with a clean tea towel and leave to rise to the surface of the tin. Set the oven at 220C/gas mark 7. Remove the hot casserole dish from the oven, dust the inside lightly with flour then lower in the dough. a family favourite...Stollen Cake. Turn off the machine, remove the bowl, and leave the dough in a warm place, covered with a cloth, for about half an hour. Place the dough in the baking tin and push it firmly to flatten it. Photograph: Jonathan Lovekin for Observer Food Monthly, Italian sausage, goat's cheese, mozzarella pizza. Bake for 25-30 minutes till pale gold, then spoon over the remaining oil. A more interesting idea is to trickle a little lightly flavoured honey over a slice of goat's or sheep's cheese. I toast them with a thick green lotion made by blitzing herbs and olive oil. To make bread without yeast, see our soda bread recipes.Or find a machine to do the work with our review of the best bread makers.. Failing that, just use green olives. Flour a large chopping board or work surface, tip the dough on to it and slice in half. Pears cooked with red wine and spices, with dark chocolate. Reward indeed. With its sweet fruits and herbal notes, this is a perfect bread for cheese. Spread the walnut and orange butter over the surface of the dough, then roll lengthways into a thick sausage. I regard bread sauce as not only my legacy from my mother, but every Briton's sacred and stodgy inheritance. In a large bowl, mix the flours, sea salt, sugar and bicarbonate of soda together with your fingers. Leave for a minute to settle down then cut into wedges and eat. dish and its lid into the oven. Set the oven at 220C/gas mark 7. Remove from the tin or baking sheet and leave to cool. A home-baked loaf that’s quickly made and slathered in a salty flavoured butter is a treat for any night of the week. I use fresh Italian sausages for this, flavoured with black pepper and fennel seed. Place them flat on a baking sheet, then spoon over the rosemary oil. Apr 23, 2017 - Got some leftover bread? Bake for 40 minutes till risen and golden. Website by ph9. Otherwise, any good butcher's sausage will do. Peas, beans, courgettes, mild tomato and garlic sauce. Home-made crispbread is something I bake often at home, using poppy, sunflower or pumpkin seeds on the surface, and occasionally using oats, oatmeal or spelt in the dough. Scatter the surface of each loaf with a few rosemary stalks and a few pinches of sea salt flakes. Whipped smoked cod's roe, crisp bruschetta, broadbeans. Trickle a little olive oil over the surface then slide on to the hot pizza stone or baking tray. Continue kneading in no particular fashion for a full five minutes then put the dough into a floured bowl and set aside, covered with clingfilm or a clean tea towel, until it has risen to double its size. Crab and Carrot cakes with dill and fresh white Crab. Put the softened butter in a mixing bowl. Cut 12 long thin slices of bread from the loaf above. The more strongly flavoured cheeses work best, but a spoonful of floral "bee jam" on a soft, fresh goat's cheese has a certain elusive charm. I also feel it helps the keeping quality, but that may be my imagination. Batch baking means we can have a treat for now and a loaf for later. I like the idea of hives in the hood as much as in a clover-dappled field. Blitz the herbs and oil, with a little salt and pepper, till all is bright green. Photograph: Jonathan Lovekin for Observer Food Monthly. Crisp-cooked gnocchi, tomatoes, radishes and parsley Mushrooms, Toast, Creamed Peas, Rocket Toasted sourdough bread, creamed peas, rocket and fried mixed mushrooms. bag of flour, a packet or two of dried yeast, salt and some warm water and you could make a couple of loaves. Nigel Slater’s Sticky, seeded fruit bread and malt loaf. Squeeze the sausage meat from its skins and break into small lumps, then dot these over the cheese. One beautiful dough. Ciabatta toasts with roast summer tomato, herbs and red pepper. (I have a French honey in the cupboard that tastes not dissimilar to cough mixture.) When cool, slice and serve with goat's cheese and mild honey. Maple syrup buns anyone? For cooking I use a lightly flavoured honey, avoiding the chestnut and strongly flavoured types that can dominate. With a floured finger, push several holes deep into the dough, then spoon over half the olive oil. Nigel Slater presents over 350 creative, delicious and nourishing recipes and suggestions for those who'd rather spend more of their time eating than cooking. Season generously. Flour the work surface generously, then turn out the dough and knead lightly. Photograph: Jonathan Lovekin for Observer Food Monthly. Set the oven at 250C/gas mark 9 and place either a pizza stone or a baking sheet in there to get hot. going for a good three or four minutes, until the dough comes cleanly away from the sides of the Set the oven at 200C/gas mark 6. Knead in some of the flour from the work surface, adding a little more if the dough remains sticky. Recipes; Nigel; Garden; Television; Instagram; Every weekend for twenty-seven years I have sat at my kitchen table and written a column for The Observer. With two baking sheets on the go I can bake eight at a time. Not only is it a golden prize on top of your crumpets or spooned on to your porridge (incidentally the best way yet to get the subtle notes of a fine pot of gold to show its hand), honey is a useful addition when making bread dough, too, just as it is to the tighter dough of a batch of crispbread. Make the rosemary paste by putting the olive oil into a food processor or blender with the rosemary needles. Nigel Slater’s recipes for festive leftovers: soup and panettone custard When it comes to Christmas pickings, there are no rules… Soup of the day: bones, beans, bits and bobs. . To make the dough using a machine: put the flour into the bowl of a food mixer fitted with a dough hook. Cover with a lid and let them cook over a low to moderate heat for a good 15 minutes till they are soft, but not coloured. He is not a professional chef. Nigel Slater - Recipes - Winter - Sweets, Treats and Baking for Winter. If you are using a food mixer armed with a dough hook (a flat paddle will work just as well) then mix for four or five minutes. Bake for 25 minutes, until dark brown, remove from the oven and transfer to a cooling rack. Sun 7 Jan 2018 01.00 EST. Soft … The days may start with frost on the hedges, but by mid-afternoon there is often warm sun, too, tempting me back into the garden to rake and dig, prune and perhaps sow. Then you already have the makings of a superbly comforting supper… Five perfect recipes, from olive and thyme focaccia to pizza and maple syrup walnut buns, A basic loaf. Pour in the stock, bring to the boil, then add the roughly chopped parsley. Put the two different flours in a large mixing bowl, add the salt and mix thoroughly. Cover with a cloth and leave for about 20 minutes, until the dough has flattened and spread slightly. Homemade loaves are always a joy, but adding a spoonful of honey to the mix will surprise and delight you. Makes 9 buns500g of the dough above butter 100g, softened walnuts 65ggrated zest of an orangeraisins 75gmaple syrup 100ml. They are often available from Italian delis. Halve the dough, then shape each half into a round or press into a medium-sized loaf tin. If you’re up for a long-term project, discover the secret to expert sourdough bread.For the ultimate selection of recipes, see our bread collection. While still warm, free the bread from the pan with a palette knife, leave to cool a little, then tear into pieces. Slices of sourdough have a place, but there’s no better start to dinner than a dark rye roll – unless it’s a soft white one with feta. Makes two small loaves. Makes 1 round bread about 22cm in diameter. Tomato and Roast Pepper Bruschetta . Place under a hot grill till the bread is lightly crisp then float on top of the leek and bacon soup. Rub the bottom of the baking tin with a little of the oil. Secondly, put the flour, salt, sugar and bicarbonate of soda together in a large-ish bowl. strong wholemeal flour 250gstrong white plain flour 250gsalt 1 tspwarm water 350mlhoney 1 tbspfresh yeast 40grosemary 2 tbspdried cherries 50gdried apricots 50ggolden sultanas 50grosemary stalks a few, to decoratesea salt flakes. I use lemon olives for this, the sort that have been marinated in lemon-scented olive oil. Quince, Honey, Anise. Makes 12. rye flour 100gplain spelt flour 100goat bran 50geasy-bake dried yeast 7g (a heaped tsp) sea salt ½ tsphoney 3 tspwarm water 150mlpoppy seeds. Scatter liberally with salt flakes. Photograph: Jonathan Lovekin for Observer Food Monthly, Leek and bacon soup with rosemary croûtes. Litigators tenaciously protect Nigel Slater's rights. Nigel Slater’s bread and butter recipes. When you cook with a delicate honey, most of its more interesting qualities are lost, so it is best used on toast, English muffins or crumpets. I shouldn't have to say it but, given the kind of bread our nation willingly consumes (and my children lead the way here, eschewing all proper loaves), let me warn you now: do not even consider making this with the plastic, sliced stuff. Dice the bacon finely. Cut 12 long thin slices of bread from the loaf above. You could also use green olives and substitute lemon olive oil for the basic oil in the recipe. Lightly flour the worksurface - I like to use a large wooden board - tip the dough on to it, then tear off pieces the size of a golf ball. Pour in the water, with the machine running at a moderate speed, and mix till you have a slightly sticky dough. Crab and Carrot Cakes. Quince, slow-baked with honey, lemon and star anise. It works best with a straightforward white loaf, to which I can add olive oil and thyme for a focaccia, a couple of pizzas with goat's cheese or maybe some thick fresh croûtes for a batch of soup. Serves 6bacon 6 rashersbutter 50gleeks 800gchicken stock 1 litreparsley a handful, roughly chopped, For the croûtesolive oil 6 tbsprosemary needles 10gbread 6 slices. Bake for 12 minutes, then transfer the breads to a cooling rack and leave for several minutes to crisp even further. Cover it with a cloth and leave in a warm, but far from hot, place for about an hour until risen and lightly spongy. Lower the heat to a simmer and leave to cook for 25 to 30 minutes. Split the dough in half and roll out the dough to make two discs. Roll each piece out to roughly the size of a side plate and thickness of a 10p piece, laying each one on a baking sheet. In this kitchen, honey is not just found in a glass pot on the table, and is as likely to end up in a recipe as it is on a piece of bread. Scatter lightly with poppy seeds, pressing them down into the surface with your hand. Roughly chop the walnuts, then stir them into the butter with the grated orange zest and the raisins. So, from one basic bread dough, you can make the family loaf and have a bit of fun in the kitchen too. The dough needs to be soft but not sticky, so you may not need all the liquid. Cut thick and buttered, it is deliciously nostalgic. Christmas is next week so its time for my final Christmas recipe. Sun 9 Feb 2020 05.30 EST. Leave the mixer going for a good three or four minutes, until the dough comes cleanly away from the sides of the bowl. Bread rolls with Feta and Rosemary. Nigel Slater's Chicken, Bacon and Leek Pie with a minty broadbean salad I have really been loving Nigel Slater's Dish of the Day - it's his latest cooking program (it's finished screening now, but it was on Lifestyle Food in Australia and I'm sure will be repeated often), which focuses on his weekly shop, and the different recipes he comes up with throughout the week. Cover with the lid and return to the oven. Nigel Slater. It should come away from the work surface cleanly. Its presence gives not only a mild sweetness but depth, too, and a pleasing, mellow quality to the finished bread. These delicious meals include . Remove from the oven then pour over the maple syrup and leave to cool before tearing the buns apart. For the dough:strong bread flour 1kgsalt 10gfast-acting dried yeast 14gtepid water about 700ml. A pot of honey is often my souvenir from a trip to a farm shop or a visit to the countryside, but I have been enjoying a batch of urban honeys of late from hives in unexpected locations - such as the back gardens of shops and the roofs of tower blocks - a world away from the buttercup fields and heather-clad hills of country honey. Nigel Slater. Batch baking means we can have a treat for now and a loaf for later. He believes there is something quietly civilizing about sharing a meal with other people. If you like cinnamon, add a half teaspoon of it to the butter. Not every day, or even every week. Banana Cake Recipe with Chocolate & Muscovado by Nigel Slater Add the salt and the fast-acting yeast and mix thoroughly. Bruschetta, Smoked Cod's Roe. One of the loaves above will make more than enough croûtes for this. Bake for 10-12 minutes until the dough is crisp and risen and the cheese has melted but not coloured. They will keep in good condition in a tin for a few days. You should have a dough that is really quite sticky. Halve the leeks lengthways, then rinse them thoroughly under cold, running water. Serves 4-6half the basic dough above green or lemon-marinated olives, stoned 85g thyme leaves from 4 sprigsolive oil 3-4 tbspsea salt flakes. Tip the yeast and honey mixture into the flours and stir in the cherries, apricots and sultanas. A bag of flour, a packet or two of dried yeast, salt and some warm water and you could make a couple of loaves. Slice the leeks finely then add them to the bacon. Makes 2 250g of the dough abovegoat's cheese 150gmozzarella 1 ballsausage meat 200ga little olive oil. Nigel Slater’s recipes for bread rolls. 25 recipes Autumn Seafood 20 recipes Autumn Vegetables 53 recipes Autumn Meat 38 recipes Midweek Dinners 38 recipes Autumn Puddings, Preserves and Baking 49 recipes ©2020 Nigel Slater. Green olive and thyme focaccia. 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