Tuesday, May 01, 2007
C is for Caramelised Chicory
Two of you have recommended Caramelising Chicory. We did this by blanching the chicory in salted boiling water for two minutes, then draining and putting in a baking tray with knobs of butter on the bottom. Then we added two teaspoons of honey and put it in the oven (at 180)for 15 minutes, basting it and then baking for another 15 minutes. Freddie was unusually optimistic about this recipe, as it contains two of his favourite foodstuffs.
Given it had a unattractive stringy and slimy consistency he did well to eat it. Then he said, "I don't like my vegetables sweet." You can't win sometimes. He gave it five out of ten which is a pass. I have to say it tasted medicinal, like antibiotic syrup. I half expected matron to enter the kitchen and take our temperatures.
My husband liked it but he did spend 7 years as a child in a boarding school so he has a soft spot for matron's cooking.