I intended to try to convert a cookie recipe from a Joanne Fluke book to gluten-free today but I got waylaid by my lovely shiny new copy of ‘Miss Dahl’s Voluptuous Delights’. I have already cooked 3 of Sophie’s recipes and they are truly delicious. A big hit with the family. For lunch today I made the Chicken and chickpea soup and as a side dish I made spiced sweet potato cakes. Most of the recipes are gluten-free, a left over from a bout of bad health Sophie suffered, she still avoids wheat so it was quite a treat cooking from a ‘regular’ book without having to work out substitutions and experiment with amounts. I also like the food stories Sophie tells, so I might look for her novels in the library (she’s written 2), in addition she has a book due out in February so I’m quite excited about that. Here’s Sophie making flapjacks on her show ‘The Delicious Miss Dahl’:
If you go to the BBC website you can see more of her recipes including one for shepherd’s pie. I made the meat and vegetarian version at the same time (my husband eats meat, I don’t) and it was fantastic. The only issue I have is that shepherd’s pie is made with lamb – shepherds look after sheep. As she’s making it with beef it should be called a cottage pie. No matter, it’s a great recipe with an easy substitution for vegetarians, I can’t imagine why somebody hasn’t thought of a recipe like that before. Genius.