Nigel Slater

"Yet I had made something that was mine, something that fitted what I had an appetite for that day."

A chef and a poet and one of the only people who's ever left me a little bit star-struck! Today was a day for Nigel Slater cook books. Overcast and grey, it was the perfect day to hideaway and bake. My favourite ever of his recipes is the chocolate and hazelnut cake on the last pages of the 2002 version of his book Appetite. This cake is so popular in my family that my brother-in-law once asked for it as a Christmas present.