Savory Blue Cheese Crackers from How to Become a Domestic Goddess by Nigella Lawson

Nearly all recipes begin with turning on the oven.  So that’s what I did.  Set the oven at 400 degrees.

Then begin mixing everything together to make the dough: one egg yolk, blue cheese, butter.  Add flour and cornmeal.

Form into a flattened disk, cover in plastic wrap and refrigerate for 30 minutes.

But, Nigella, the oven is already on.  Should I turn it off now?

Didn’t you hire an editor when your wrote this book?

While the recipes in How to Become a Domestic Goddess have been good ones so far, these little crackers are delicious by the way, there have been several incidents like this one.  I had lots of fun making the chocolate coffee volcano cake until I got to the final line in the recipe…..brown the filling to create a hard shell with a blow torch.

A blow torch!!!

You could have mentioned that I need a blow torch to make this cake a little earlier.

I ended trying to create the shell in the broiler which sort of worked a little but didn’t look at all like the picture.

So should you try the recipes in Ms. Lawson’s book, it’s very important to read them all the way through ahead of time. You may want to use a highlighter when you do, too.

And you can get a fairly inexpensive kitchen blow torch on Amazon.  It’s not something Safeway carries.

No my local Safeway, at least.

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3 thoughts on “Savory Blue Cheese Crackers from How to Become a Domestic Goddess by Nigella Lawson

  1. When you’re a domestic goddess you don’t need to worry about practical matters. You leave all that to the same minions who chop all the ingredients and wash all the many dishes you use.

  2. I agree wholeheartedly with Booker Talk. Just shrug your shoulders and wing it! Oh, yes, how I realize that this is easier said than done. However, I must point out that the photo of the blue cheese (I want to call them “savories) look so delectable. I am coming right over so you can make another batch.
    Don’t worry–You know I live in northern New York in the Adirondacks–Boston is the farthest I ever seem to get from my wilderness abode.

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