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Cauliflower Cake (Flower) August 10, 2019

Posted by cint77 in Recipes.
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This dish from the Flower/Flour dinner is from Maggie Mariolis. There were no modifications to the recipe except that I only used 125g of Parmesan because that is the size of packets they sell at the supermarket, and I used dukkah because I couldn’t find black nigella seeds.

Flower/flour August 9, 2019

Posted by andrewescott in Dinners.
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Two words that sound the same are called homophones, and the theme for our dinner on Monday 5th August was one, either flour or flower as appropriate to the recipe! Andrew was the host, and cooked the dessert dishes along with Jacinta who cooked the savoury ones.


Andrew started us with a flower-themed drink: champagne with hibiscus flower in syrup.


To begin the savoury courses, Jacinta served us Yotam Ottolengthi’s socca (chickpea flour pancakes).


For mains, Jacinta served a Yotam Ottolenghi cauliflower cake and a green salad.


For dessert, Andrew firstly served a small “palate-cleanser” dessert of muhalabia (orange blossom water milk custard), followed by dark chocolate mud cake (using coconut flour) decorated with a sugar fondant rose.