EMAIL

Hugo
@hugdecook
Capital Markets & Corporate Finance by day. Passionate home cook with an iPhone by night. Food = escapism. London. Email hugopdavies@gmail.com.

Homemade Magic Shell

My Recipes
Grandma’s Stew Peas With Chicken
Today I've been in recovery mode. It's been a quality weekend. I'm glad the most stressful thing I had to deal with was deciding whether a pig pushed down a hill would constitute a sausage roll. Grandma's Caribbean stew chicken. Rice. Quinoa. Kale. Sprouts. Plantain. Other bits. Have a fantastic week, team. All the best.
Recipe
Mozzarella And Smokey Prosciutto Pizza
Here she is. Sweet figs. Sharp balsamic. Smokey proscuitto. Mozzarella. The odd hit of umami from the truffle oil. Honestly gang, phenomenal. Tip - I use passata for the tomato base, I love the stuff. It's delicious. To make it even more delicious, I'll stick a few sprigs of bruised Rosemary into the jar overnight. The two can then become pals before I ruthlessly digest their friendship. This is also the same pizza base recipe that I used for my avocado & parmegiano pizza that featured on @thefeedfeed 190g strong bread flour Pinch of salt 1x sachet instant yeast 2 tbsp olive oil 200ml warm water Combine flour, salt, yeast in a mixing bowl, make a well, add the water & oil. Carefully drag flour from the edges to the centre of the well to combine. Once combined, tip the dough onto a floured surface and knead for 8 to 10 minutes. Cover and leave to rise in a warm place for 1 hour. Shape as required. If you are a thin crust lover, like me, or, you are just impatient, like me, don't worry about the resting bit. I won't judge you.
Recipe
I love Sundays. It's the day I usually reserve to build shelters for stray dogs but it's also the day I feast on roast dinners. This is a delicious roasted gammon served with roasted veg, roasted apples & a cheese sauce, all made with #essentialWaitrose ingredients. And yes, I know it's not Christmas. But when you can get such good quality at a fraction of the price you'd expect why can't Christmas be every Sunday? #essentialWaitrose @waitrose #ad
The next edition of hug de cooks 23 minute & 18 second meals. Super awesome bulgar wheat & oyster sesame vegetables. And that's lean, in 23 minutes & 18 seconds!
The pastabilities with orecchiette are endless. Cook onions & garlic in olive oil, butter & rosemary. Add pancetta & pimiento. Add Chanterelle & chestnut shrooms. Add a spoon of mascarpone & lashings of Parmesan. Add dried basil & a chopped san marzano tom. Serve with orecchiette & a drizzle of truffle oil.
You know how we've been having one of those quintessentially British summers where we've been desperately seeking excuses to get the barbecue stared? I can hear myself now, "I've just learnt how to say 'hello' in Spanish, let's have a BBQ!" or, "I can see some light coming from the sky, let's get the coals going!". I adore barbecue. I love how they bring people together. But what if I told you, that you no longer needed to look under the sofa for an excuse to have one? What if I told you, that you can have a delicious BBQ simply because it's great value? I know right! That's where #essentialWaitrose comes in. ALL of this BBQ tray (except for a few herbs & seasonings) was conjured up with essential @Waitrose ingredients. Cowboy beans. Charred corn. Pickles. Slaw. Sausages. Mac n cheese. Chicken. Smoked beef. I'm in BBQ heaven, it didn't break the bank & the quality is genuinely exceptional. Honestly, I've been backing @Waitrose for YEARS and they continue to smash it. They are completely redefining what it means to be a supermarket 👊🏽. #essentialWaitrose @waitrose #ad