Friday, 22 September 2017

Student Suppers: Baked Eggs with Black Pudding & Potatoes

We're well into autumn now, and it is getting cold out. Leaving the house without a coat is now simply not an option, so today I thought I'd sort out dinner for you with an easy, relatively quick (the only reason this does not fall into the thirty minute meal category is you need to par-boil some potatoes and slow cook some onions - both things that can be done during Sunday meal prep if that is your sort of thing) and hearty. Today I'm borrowing baked eggs from their usual tomato heavy sauces and sitting them in a bed of crisp, sautéed potatoes, rich, toasted black pudding and sweet, sticky onions. Parsley is our friend for some punch.
Baked Eggs with Black Pudding, Potatoes & Onions | www.rachelphipps.com @rachelphipps

Wednesday, 20 September 2017

Places To Eat In London: El Pastor, Borough Market

I love me a good taco, so obviously since I moved back to London within walking distance of Borough Market, I have wanted to try El Pastor, the famous taco joint on Stoney Street bordering the market. It's had rave reviews, and while I won't mention it further because it is not fair for a business to be reduced to what is done to them, but there is a certain solidarity you can feel with a place when your place of work has been attacked by terrorists this year, too. They don't do reservations, so be prepared to wait around and have a few drinks, or do what we did - go for lunch towards the end of service when things are winding down on a weekday.
Lunch at El Pastor, Borough Market | www.rachelphipps.com @rachelphipps

Monday, 18 September 2017

Recipe: Chocolate Cake with Lazy Piped Matcha Frosting

I'm not a big baker. There are those people who can do bake and cook, there are the people who are wonderful bakers but don't really feel comfortable whipping up a savoury meal, and there are people who can cook beautifully but don't really 'get' baking. Then there are the people like me, who are perfectly competent bakers who could fulfil practically all of the challenges on The Great British Bake Off who simply don't enjoy baking that much. Funny, as my Super Simple 3-Step Chocolate Brownies are the most popular recipe on this site of all time. However, sometimes the mood takes me to bake something simple, with just a little twist.
Chocolate Cake with Matcha Frosting | www.rachelphipps.com @rachelphipps

Friday, 15 September 2017

Places To Eat In London: Lupin's, Borough

My diary has been pretty full recently of exciting street food and world flavours, so when it came to choose somewhere to go to lunch on Saturday I had just two criteria: that I would not have to get on the tube to get there (something pretty easy to manage living in Borough, within walking distance of the market, Bermondsey Street, Flat Iron Square and the Southwark restaurant district), and that the chosen spot did something exciting with local ingredients in what has come to be the 'British' way, meaning that while there were some world influences and flavours in there, it was not religiously subscribed to one cuisine.
Courgette, Chilli & Ricotta Croquettes with Spiced Honey at Lupins, Borough | www.rachelphipps.com @rachelphipps