Tuesday, 3 May 2011

Nigella's Potato and Mushroom Gratin

A few weeks ago there was a bit of debate on Twitter about if you should post recipes from books on your blog.  The Hummingbird Bakery were getting a wee bit fed up of people posting theirs - especially when they posted them incorrectly.  I have to agree with them that it is unfair for people to pay full price for the books, when others are googling the recipes and using them for free, but then recipes are there to be shared on the other hand...

I'm in two minds about if I should post recipes I use from recipe books - I use a lot of internet recipes, so I don't mind linking back to them.  I think while I'm undecided then I won't - but if you'd really like the recipe then you could always email me and I'll send you it!

So the recipe I used is from my Nigella Express recipe book, I have the hardback one that is currently £16 new or £6.99 used on Amazon, well worth the price of the used one in my opinion.  I did make a revision to it though, the recipe called for full-fat milk, I always prefer skimmed, so I also added a wee bit of cornflower mixed with some more milk to thicken it.  I added much more wine than the recipe stated too...  I'm not drinking at the moment, but I think that having it in food will be OK!

As you can see mine was a wee bit on the burnt side - but I like crispy bits!  I have to say that if I made this for a dinner party I'd use cream, or full fat milk, it was on the runny side really - but for a family of fatties the less cream the better at the moment!

What are your thoughts on posting recipes from books?