Mexican chicken mole
I first came across this in Mexico 14 years ago- I couldn't believe I had never heard of it before! The sauce is an amazing combination of chocolate and chilli, and is rich and full of flavour. It should be made with ancho chillies, but I haven't been anywhere that sells them, so I used ancho chilli powder which is in a little chilli kit that my husband gave me a couple of years ago. If you can't get ancho chilli powder then you can substitute with chipotle which is pretty widely availabl...
Cream of tomato soup
I wanted to have a go at making a healthy cream of tomato soup, and this one is lovely. I do think that the tomatoes need to cook for the 40 minutes specified to bring out the sweetness, and do make sure that you preheat the milk and cream cheese before adding so that it doesn't curdle. Perfect served with hot buttered toast!