- Hot Schnocolate – Nigella Christmas. This pepperminty hot chocolate is just simply delicious. Nigella would probably disagree with me, but I use Dairy Milk in this instead of dark chocolate and reduce the amount of sugar added. It is temple achingly sweet, but on a cold winters night, snuggled under the duvet in pyjamas, there is nothing better.
- Chicken Schnitzel – Nigella Express. I’m honestly not putting these in because they start with ‘schn’, although that would be a good enough reason in my book. Bacony, winey, tasty, these are a quick and yummy way to fill up.
- Chocolate loaf cake – How To Be A Domestic Goddess. So simple, but the moistest chocolate cake you will ever eat. Heavenly. I’ve not had it with the hot schnocolate, but I can see if you wanted a chocolate and sugar high previously thought unattainable, this combination would get you there.
- Garlic and parsley hearthbreads – Domestic Goddess. While these may be sticky and time consuming to make, the effort is well worth the outcome. If you’ve not made bread before, try these first as the soft, carby, garlicky hit you get with these will make a bread making enthusiast out of you.
- Ham in cherry coke – Nigella Feast. You may laugh at ham and cherry coke, but try it and you’ll be laughing on the other side of your face. The outside of the ham takes on an intense smoky sweet flavour and the meat throughout is infused with a subtly sweet but barbecue-y tang that makes you want to eat only ham sandwiches for the rest of your life.
- Totally chocolate chocolate chip cookies – Nigella Express. All I need to say is there’s a reason the word chocolate appears twice in the title. These are also on her website, so get baking – http://www.nigella.com/recipes/view/totally-chocolate-chocolate-chip-cookies-29
I strongly urge you to try these recipes, although there are many other great recipes in her books that it would be criminal to miss out on. Basically, you need her books in your life!