Beautiful and vibrant - words that describe this gorgeous Blood Orange and Cardamom Sorbet and so many other dishes I've prepared from Diana Henry, I Heart Cooking Clubs' featured chef for the past six months.
As I have with previous chefs, I decided to say farewell with a dessert, this one a refreshing frozen treat made with freshly squeezed blood orange juice and cardamom-laced simple syrup from the book A Change of Appetite. I lucked into a batch of very dark red oranges that produced a pretty fuchsia colour and gave the dessert a lovely, slightly bittersweet flavour. It was fantastic and will definitely be made again.
I've really enjoyed exploring the dishes of this new-to-me cook, cooking primarily from two of her books, A Change of Appetite mentioned above, and Plenty, filled with economical and family-friendly, but no less delicious fare. I'm now enjoying reading her latest, A Bird in the Hand, with its focus on my family's favourite protein: chicken!
Next week heralds the arrival of IHCC's newest featured chef, the illustrious Jacques Pepin. I see lots of French food in my future! Until then, visit IHCC to see the wonderful recipe round-ups and farewells of the other members.