Sunday, January 2, 2011

Friday December 31, 2010

Sticky fig pudding with dulce de leche

Today's Food Diary
Breakfast: Rolled oats with figs
Lunch: Thrice cooked chips, tomato chickpeas and pickled cucumbers
Baking: Sticky fig pudding with dulce de leche and wiener nougat ice cream, homemade tortilla chips

The thrice cooked chips were how they were supposed to be – crispy on the outside and soft and mushy on the inside. Single cooked chips are nice, twice cooked chips served by McDonalds for example are nicer, thrice cooked chips are at the pinnacle. There is a difference between twice and thrice cooked chips, apart from being cooked one more time! I wonder how much is due to the cooking process. Thrice cooked chips are usually served by higher end places which use superior ingredients and probably use goose fat for frying, and this makes a difference.

Many drinks were involved during New Years eve. Drinks has various effects on the human mind, including triggering the brain cells responsible for innovation. And here is one outcome:

Weirdly, weer was nice (trying saying this quickly, after some weers). It is bit like shandy, adding sweetness to beer. Using wine also increases the alcohol percentage, which is probably not such a bad thing. I would not try this with premium wine though.

Pork curry, rice and flatbread

Dinner was pork curry, rice and flatbread. Perhaps a bit unusual New Years eve dinner but it served the purpose well.

Sticky fig pudding is a twist to the classic sticky date or sticky toffee pudding. Dulce de leche, slightly diluted with milk, was an excellent accompaniment.

1 comment:

  1. Sticky fig pudding is a great twist on sticky toffee - sounds delicious!