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Barbecuey Pork Butt Nigella Lawson (Simply Nigella) Pulled Pork

Barbecuey Pork Butt | Nigella Lawson (Simply Nigella)

Nigella introduces us to this recipe with a sweet headnote about her amusement at eating the butt of the pig, which actually relates to the shoulder and not the rear end. Pork Shoulder is a good value joint and I was looking for a faff free recipe that did not require separates rubs and sauces and marinades. This recipe did not disappoint on the faff-free front.

Black Treacle Cocoa Brownies with Clotted Cream | Ruby Tandoh (Flavour)

Black Treacle Cocoa Brownies with Clotted Cream | Ruby Tandoh (Flavour)

Frugal is the last word you’d associate with a rich, gooey brownie, but these brownies are a thrifty treat. Relative to other brownie recipes, these are quite low in butter. They are also chocolate free, that is the chocolateyness comes entirely from cocoa. You’d never tell it was a frugal recipe – dark, treacly, chocolatey, gooey. All the brownie buzzwords.

Pink Grapefruit Marmalade | Diana Henry (Salt, Sugar, Smoke)

Pink Grapefruit Marmalade | Diana Henry (Salt, Sugar, Smoke)

Well, I normally buy pink grapefruit marmalade from the Ludlow Food Centre for about £4 a jar. By comparison, I made 8 jars for a similar price. So home made marmalade seems both excellent value and delicious. The shreds were a bit chunky, but that adds to the rustic charm. The only disappointment was the orange hue, I’d hoped for a pretty blush pink preserve.

Pappardelle with rose harissa, black olives and capers | Yotam Ottolenghi (Ottolenghi Simple)

Pappardelle with rose harissa, black olives and capers | Yotam Ottolenghi (Ottolenghi Simple)

Yotam has included a lot of pasta recipes in Ottolenghi Simple and they are all very tasty and very simple. They’re also not quite pasta in the traditional Italian sense, they’ve definitely been Ottolenghi-fied. This pappardelle with rose harissa, black olives and capers seems to take inspiration from the robust classic pasta alla puttanesca (or slut’s spaghetti if you’re Nigella). This Ottolenghi take on the classic adds rose harissa and removes the anchovies, making it an incidentally vegan recipe.