Instant Chocolate Mousse: When you haven't got time for overnight setting in the fridge or you don't want to use raw eggs, this mousse is perfect. In fact, at all times, constraints or not, it is chocaliciously gorgeous.
The expansive narrative and the rich feast of recipes make this a natural successor to Nigella’s classic first book - a kind of ‘How to Eat… everyday’ for the twenty-first century, with a wealth of photographs from the instructive to the glorious - and a tie-in major BBC TV series in the autumn.
Cornbread-Topped Chilli Con Carne: There are few more welcome sights than a big vat of chilli. The cornbread topping is a glorious golden touch, that everyone can crumble into the spiced meat as they eat, for ballast and crunchy contrast. It makes your life easier and the chilli better if you make the meat up in advance, adding the topping and baking the lot just before you serve.