This bread recipe, from Sullivan Street Bakery in downtown New York, makes the simplest, most delicious homemade bread I have ever tasted. It goes with pretty much everything – it will suit for crusty or chewy bread and is as close as you can get to sourdough without the faff of a starter. You will need to begin the night before.
This is a salad that should be eaten fairly soon after it is made or it will shrivel.
If you come across any pea shoots (they are becoming more widely available at supermarkets) they would make a wonderful addition.
Serves 4 as a starter or as a side dish
1 unwaxed lemon
4 baby courgettes
100g fresh podded peas
200g ricotta cheese
Extra virgin olive oil, for drizzling
This cheesecake slice isn’t light on calories, but it is smooth, creamy, very tasty and only involves a bit of whizzing, mixing and chilling. The result is a lovely alternative to a traditional baked cheesecake. A perfect make-ahead dessert.
200g chocolate digestive biscuits, or similar
50g unsalted butter, melted