My bagels topped with poppy seeds. You have to do this just after boiling otherwise they won’t stick. Then bake them for about 20 minutes. Yes they do look very home-made but were great hot out of the oven with cream cheese and butter with lemon zest.
In conclusion doing two nights consecutively makes economic sense: less wastage and I don’t have to spend the rest of the week living on the same meal. It’s also a chance to fine-tune the timings and the recipes. The second night went much more smoothly as I knew exactly how long it would take for that amount of bagels to bake in the Aga. One of the difficulties of cooking for so many is that any normal recipe no longer applies; you can’t just triple or quadruple the quantities.
Clever you. The second day has to be a doodle in comparison and more lucrative too.
Glad your first double nighter went well. Did you find the malt syrup? 🙂
Looks like a memorable day all round. It so makes me wish I was there, sharing the day, sharing conversation and tucking into your lovely home-made grub (esp. those bagels) with others, but your pictures do it so much justice that I feel that I was there.
Also Thanks for sharing the information about Nigerian unisex names, I didn't know that and found it informative. I really do love widening my cultural knowledge. PS Yinka looks damn cute in that pinny, but don't tell my husband that!
Don't listen to the critics, its a great way to remember 9/11. I went to school in Nigeria with a female Yinka! funny.
Liz from New York
I think I'm pregnant with Mac & Cheese and hold you responsible!
After getting over the initial shock this weekend that I am The All New Invisible Man, I have grown quite accustomed to the bandages, goggles and fedora. Better still, when the mood takes me, I can now look forward to walking down the street naked without reprisal. No more detentions in police cells for me!
Had a great time.
The Crouton King
The Curious Cat
Wow those bagels sound good – would love the recipe! Going to check out the smoked salmon too! As for the photo of Dan-hilarious and also it would be cool to see some of your black and white photos up close! The Colloidal silver – where do you get this? What do people use it for generally? I'm glad the two nights went well and that little room for two looks so sweet! Great post! xxx
Helen @ World Foodie Guide
That summer house looks really cute! I don't even remember seeing it when I was at your house? Anyway, looks very interiors magazine-styley…
Wonderful food, would have loved to try the bagels, salmon and pasta!
This is a breathe of fresh air. Thank God someone's
inspiring trust and openess. I'll be along shortly!
Recipe for dressing please!!
I wish I could have come to that one, ML. I remember being at your restaurant before. Ustane could have come too and done a beellydance. Well done; a good way to comemorate the tragedy of 9/11.
Cor – it gets better and better!
Mojito's are lush. Tried one at a hen party a couple of months ago. Need to make more.
The sauces book is great isn't it – wish I had time to make each one.