How to make Red Lobster Biscuits – almost

Though I have eaten them just once, the aaah moment of discovering Red Lobster biscuits remain in this foodie memory. Copycat recipes are all over the net. I thought I would try DamnDelicious ‘s recipe (uses sugar in her version and melts the butter – avoid).  But other experts (Natashaneagle) urge you to use really cold butter bits and the crumbing method to get flakier biscuits. As usual, I combined two recipes and then gave it the Nomad Nri touch. Substitute, substitute, substitute with what your larder reveals 🙂 So instead of kosher salt, I used coarse crystal sea salt. … Continue reading How to make Red Lobster Biscuits – almost

Sinful Beetroot Chocolate Coffee Ganache Cake with olive oil (butter free)

My daughter loves red velvet cake but I hate food colouring. I discovered this recipe http://www.nigella.com/recipes/view/beetrootchocolate-cake-1273 and had beetroots in my kitchen. Hate vegetables but liked the idea of sheep disguised in wolf’s clothing for a change. Note – chop beetroots and mince in food processor. Squeeze out all the juice by hand (drink it asap) so that the beetroot is dry and does not sink to the base of your cake pan. But as usual, one ingredient was missing – corn oil and the fridge yielded a small lump of butter. Too lazy to call the grocery (a hidden … Continue reading Sinful Beetroot Chocolate Coffee Ganache Cake with olive oil (butter free)