cheese

Tangy, ripe and deeply savoury there is no doubt that it is an acquired taste, but there is no denying its ability to pep up sauces, add depth to pizza and pasta and even makes a delicious savoury custard.

If you find that you have blue cheese of any description loitering in your fridge, whip it out and create something delicious for this is one left over ingredient that is just too good to waste.

Creamy Blue Custard

 

Don’t be put off by the name of this recipe; it is absolutely delicious especially when served with hunks of freshly baked bread and crunch salad

Serves 8-10


100g full fat milk
250g stilton or other blue cheese
100g egg yolks
500 ml double cream

1 tbsp honey

¼ tsp ground nutmeg
Salt and black pepper to taste

Butter for ramekin dishes

To serve
Walnuts, rustic salad, hunks of bread

1 Preheat the oven to 150C/300F/gas mark

Butter the ramekin dishes

2. In a food blender blitz together the milk, honey, nutmeg, blue cheese and egg yolks until smooth. Mix in the cream and season to taste.

3.  Pour into buttered individual ramekin dishes and bake in a bain marie* for about 20 minutes. (*Simply sit your ramekin dishes in a tray of water in the oven)

4 Sprinkle with roughly with chopped walnuts and serve with lots of salad and crusty bread.

 

For a super quick salad dressing simply combine 100ml double cream
100g gorgonzola or other soft blue cheese and generous pinch of  flaked sea salt in a food processor and blitz. This sauce can also be used in pasta I love to toss broken walnuts and toasted pine nuts through cooked pasta before stirring this sauce through: simple, quick and delicious!

 

Or for cheese on toast with a difference simply crumble blue cheese over toasted bread (bagels are fabulous for this). Drizzle with honey and then grill until the cheese begins to melt. This works with most blue cheeses whether hard or soft, especially gorgonzola, roquefort, cambozola, stilton and dolcelatte.

Bon appétit!

About Shraddha. C. Sankulkar

Writing has always been a passion for Shraddha. She writes poems, lyrics, fiction, non-fiction & documentary film scripts. A consulting Psychologist and lecturer of Psychology by profession, Shraddha sees herself blooming into a creative writer and wishes to present her work world-wide. She manages her own website: www.mindmatterz.net - and writes content for it herself. The website is based on the principles of Positive Psychology and aims to promote the importance of mental health & well-being. Besides possessing a post-graduate degree in Psychology, she has earned yet another post-graduate degree in History from University of Mumbai. Travelling and photography are two hobbies that she is fond of. Having visited the U.S and U.K so far, she dreams to travel to different international destinations and thereby experience the culture and history of places that she visits. She is born and brought up in Mumbai, India, where she is currently residing. Email Shraddha