Ottolenghi’s One-Pan Wonder and Suelle’s Chocolate Pear Pudding

ottolenghi in the Guardian Tidying up the living room today I found a carefully torn out page from the Guardian from July 24 2010. We loved the idea of dinner made with one pot, so Brian decided to make it.  We had lots of little tomatoes, potatoes, all the ingredients and we wanted a meat-less meal so The New Vegetarian scored again!

Brian says, you do need a second pot to roast the tomatoes, though I suppose at a pinch you could cook the tomatoes first and put them to one side and then carry on.  If I was camping this might be the sort of dish that I could just about put together outdoors. I’m not very good at camping though.

It’s a lovely supper dish and has those gorgeous Ottolenghi flavours, yoghurt, lemon, sumac, chili and tahini all cooked with a generous quantity of olive oil and I could eat it again really soon.

ottolenghi tomato tahini eggs potatoes

The method of cooking the eggs, on top of a base of pan cooked potatoes and onions reminds me a little of baked egg dishes, it worked pretty well and even though it stuck a little to the pan, there wasn’t any left over!

We followed it up by re-heating Suelle’s scrummy pear and chocolate pudding cake that I made on Tuesday and having it with yet more pears which I had poached in vanilla syrup, something I learnt from Azelia’s Kitchen which is in fact where I am popping back soon as she has a whole collection of fabulous dessert recipes for pears!

chocolate pear pudding mainly bakingWe like pudding in this house, but we don’t have it very often, so it was great to have this to re-heat. I think we put too much of the chocolate pieces in the middle of the cake, so it ran in a rather nice gooey fashion everywhere.

There are still lots of pears sitting neatly wrapped up in the garage.  I will have to speed up and make some more puddings with them!

Concorde pear

24 thoughts on “Ottolenghi’s One-Pan Wonder and Suelle’s Chocolate Pear Pudding

  1. Celia @ Fig Jam and Lime Cordial

    Ooh, Jo, you’re the second person to mention that Ottolenghi recipe to me (the gorgeous Jan who comments here recommended it as well) – will have to try it now! We need more egg dishes here, so thank you! And Suelle’s pudding cake looks delish! What a perfect dinner… :)

  2. Suelle

    Joanna – are you sure it was the Ottolenghi recipe you were saving, and not the Dan Lepard one? ;)

    The pudding looks good – poached pears with it is a great idea – I didn’t have enough pears left.

    1. Joanna @ Zeb Bakes Post author

      Big Ottolenghi fans here, I just don’t do much blogging about my suppers usually Suelle. But it made me smile when Brian made something that looked just like the picture in the Guardian, so I took a pic and thought it might be fun to post. I tend not to cook from published recipes much, except when baking bread and cakes and so on.

      Brian ate the hugest portion of your pud tonight, he thinks it’s great! :)

  3. heidiannie

    Your pears are so pretty.
    Adding chocolate made them beautiful!
    I liked the look of your whole dinner- but my husband doesn’t believe in a meatless dinner. So I would probably make this for a luncheon with the ladies.
    It sure looks yummy!

    1. Joanna @ Zeb Bakes Post author

      Perfect for lunch Heidi! I think pears and chocolate are a lovely combo, though I am beginning to suspect sugar and chocolate in the evening keep me awake at night :)

  4. cityhippyfarmgirl

    Oh sweet pudding, why are you on the other side of the world when I need you here. Now.
    I have to go fossic in the fridge now for a little something….

    1. Joanna @ Zeb Bakes Post author

      I like that word ‘fossic’ is it related to looking for fossils? Did you investigate that cheeky monkey recipe – one day I’ll make it if you don’t beat me to it Brydie ;)

      1. cityhippyfarmgirl

        Ha! I just learnt something. Fossick is only an Australian and New Zealand word, meaning to rummage…and I had spelt it wrong.

        vb Austral and NZ
        1. (Mining & Quarrying) (intr) to search for gold or precious stones in abandoned workings, rivers, etc.
        2. to rummage or search for (something)

        I’m still thinking of that Saucy Monkey, definitely one to be made. Added to an increasingly long list!

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  6. Deeba

    What an absolutely delicious one pan wonder – aptly named, and so characteristic of the Ottolenghi flavours! Would you believe that I made Dorie Greenspans Pear Frangipane Tart this morning. Now I want to make this chocolate one you’ve posted! Look’s sublime!

    1. Joanna @ Zeb Bakes Post author

      Hello Deeba, thanks for stopping by! I loved what you did with that roulade on your blog! I love frangipane too, so many cakes to try. Not enough people to eat them though :)

  7. Choclette

    What a lovely meal and Suelle’s pudding looks so good and having the chocolate oozing out makes it even more delectable.

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