We are having a heatwave. It was 35 degrees C (95 degrees F) when I wrote this last night at 7.30pm! Flats in London are NOT EQUIPPED FOR THIS!
For the first time EVER the temperature is due to hit 40 degrees C (104 degrees F) here today. It’s bonkers, but I have a cookbook to finish…
and only two more recipes to go! So I forced myself into the kitchen yesterday (the hottest room in the flat even when the oven isn’t on) and made this at lunchtime. No cooking required. Here are the ingredients.
I packed the mixture into one of the little mini loaf tins my chum Juli of the East Sheen Microbakery kindly gave me ages ago, just because I was in her kitchen and said I loved them! Darling bread friend!
lined with clingfilm. It was GORGEOUS! A really nice heatwave lunch (this is half the recipe, I ate about 1/3)
and would be nice as a dinner party starter too, I reckon. You could serve little dainty portions on a bed of lettuce with some Melba Toast. YES. Here’s what I would do if I served it as a lump, like a cheeseball, for folks to dig into, stick some gherkins on top!
It’s too hot to type any more, so here’s the recipe!
from that brilliantly titled book, 282 Ways of Making a Salad. If this weather keeps up, I’ll get through the lot!
I really feel for you, I loathe the heat. It is the same temperature here in Upstate NY right now. Hate it. I love the salmon salad recipe, though, with capers and potato chips. I had the same sandwich last week, only with tuna. I hope it cools down over there 🙁
Oof! Cooler here now Sally, thank goodness! Hope you are getting some respite from the brutal heat x
I will be trying this one soon. It sounds delish.
Thanks Annette, it’s a goodie! I’m all better now thanks ducky! Jx