I’m always looking for ways to use left-over egg whites and this is definitely one of my favourite ways. Brutti ma Buoni (English: Ugly but Good) is an Italian hazelnut cookie with a crisp exterior and a heavenly chewy centre: perfect with an espresso after a morning ride. Continue reading
My Thursday evening English class have long served as my official guinea pigs. Now I agree that a bunch of teenage cyclists probably aren’t the most discerning of taste-testers. But mine are reasonably forthright and, while capable of inhaling their own bodyweights in baked goods, if they don’t like something, I’m left with more than just crumbs. Unsurprisingly, anything with chocolate in it scores highly and they simply love home-made biscuits and cookies. Continue reading
I always have eggs in the fridge. If you’ve got eggs you’ve got an instant meal. Now I only like my eggs scrambled or in omelettes/frittatas/tortillas – egg grand tours! I don’t eat them boiled, poached, coddled or fried.
I do, however, love omelettes and if I’m on my own will often rustle one up for breakfast or lunch after my morning ride with whatever’s lurking in the fridge: cheese and ham, mushrooms, grilled vegetables, herbs. I’m very particular about my omelettes, I like them baveuse, that is golden, pillowy and still soft in the middle. Continue reading