Sunday, 11 April 2010

A post of two Dahls....

this week I have had a cookery bonanza, not only live but also catching up on some cookery TV... the two Dahls in question, Sophie and her grandfather Roald. TV programmes, The Delicious Miss Dahl and Heston's Chocolate feast.
Stating with Sophie, this weeks show centred on the nostalgic... where she produced Orange & Raspberry Victoria sponge and Golden flapjacks... which just looked delicious. I have this cookbook languishing in my collection and can honestly say it's delightful.
The kitchen that Sophie cooks in is also to die for, like most cookery programmes this is shot in a 'set' kitchen and is not hers however its still lovely and will make us all search for those vintage knick knacks!... this week I was lucky enough to pick up 2 jelly molds for £1... I may just have to make Carnation jelly in them Mmmmmm

this week also saw Heston Blumenthal return to the screen with his Chocolate Feast which was inspired by the late great Roald Dahl's, Willy Wonka's chocolate factory...only one person can take on this magical story and produce a dinner party of it!... the dinner was 60's inspired as this was when the book was published. The menu consisted of an Amuse bouche of Lickable wallpaper, complete with Prawn cocktail, tomato soup, pineapple, sausage on sticks, and apples flocked onto the walls!
Starters was a medley of legal magic mushrooms, followed by Duck a L'orange which was amazing... lets not put the orange in the duck, but the duck in the orange... producing a plate of which resembled a boxed chocolate orange, Rowntrees fruit pastilles and duck smoked crisps!... this was all finished of by a chocolate waterfall...
which started off as chocolate and finished as clear chocolate flavoured water and magic chocolate dust... all served by oompa loompas!... I have posted the episode here, it really does need to be seen to be believed!... most definitely Willy Wonka of this decade!...

3 comments:

Kissed by an Angel said...

Not see either of these!!!
xxxx

Florence and Mary said...

Your blog is looking great!

I loved Sophie this week and cooked the twice baked potatoes on Friday night for myself.

I'm around this week for a coffee, I think Kel is on the right shift so I'll double check with her

Victoria xx

Kelly said...

Ooooh coffee?
Sounds good!

Sunday, 11 April 2010

A post of two Dahls....

this week I have had a cookery bonanza, not only live but also catching up on some cookery TV... the two Dahls in question, Sophie and her grandfather Roald. TV programmes, The Delicious Miss Dahl and Heston's Chocolate feast.
Stating with Sophie, this weeks show centred on the nostalgic... where she produced Orange & Raspberry Victoria sponge and Golden flapjacks... which just looked delicious. I have this cookbook languishing in my collection and can honestly say it's delightful.
The kitchen that Sophie cooks in is also to die for, like most cookery programmes this is shot in a 'set' kitchen and is not hers however its still lovely and will make us all search for those vintage knick knacks!... this week I was lucky enough to pick up 2 jelly molds for £1... I may just have to make Carnation jelly in them Mmmmmm

this week also saw Heston Blumenthal return to the screen with his Chocolate Feast which was inspired by the late great Roald Dahl's, Willy Wonka's chocolate factory...only one person can take on this magical story and produce a dinner party of it!... the dinner was 60's inspired as this was when the book was published. The menu consisted of an Amuse bouche of Lickable wallpaper, complete with Prawn cocktail, tomato soup, pineapple, sausage on sticks, and apples flocked onto the walls!
Starters was a medley of legal magic mushrooms, followed by Duck a L'orange which was amazing... lets not put the orange in the duck, but the duck in the orange... producing a plate of which resembled a boxed chocolate orange, Rowntrees fruit pastilles and duck smoked crisps!... this was all finished of by a chocolate waterfall...
which started off as chocolate and finished as clear chocolate flavoured water and magic chocolate dust... all served by oompa loompas!... I have posted the episode here, it really does need to be seen to be believed!... most definitely Willy Wonka of this decade!...

3 comments:

Kissed by an Angel said...

Not see either of these!!!
xxxx

Florence and Mary said...

Your blog is looking great!

I loved Sophie this week and cooked the twice baked potatoes on Friday night for myself.

I'm around this week for a coffee, I think Kel is on the right shift so I'll double check with her

Victoria xx

Kelly said...

Ooooh coffee?
Sounds good!