Here I go again playing around with classical dishes which I am sure will horrify some. Of course a classic Caprese salad is a wonderful thing the cream milky mozzarella cheese with sweet ripe tomatoes and almost metallic basil is a match made in heaven, all I have done is added a little spinach, balsamic and popcorn… “Whoooahhhh, hold on” I hear you shout you added popcorn?
As a Brit I am almost obligated to point out that a Panzanella Salad is the second best way to use up older ‘stale’ bread, naturally the best way is of course bread and butter pudding… But you are pretty hard pushed to enjoy a bread and butter pudding on a summers day on a picnic, a panzanella salad on the other hand is a completely different matter, it is perfect for a picnic.
I cannot believe you can buy frozen Yorkshire pudding, they join the likes of frozen baked potatoes and roasted potatoes foods most ridiculous products, I am not averse to taking the odd short cut but buying frozen Yorkshire pudding to save the 90 seconds it takes to mix together 4 ingredients is mental.
I know many people see salads as something boring and a bit of a thrown together dish, I disagree… I think that a salad deserves every bit as much attention paid to it as any other dish so there are a few processes in this blue cheese and onion salad but none of it is difficult and the final dish is well worth playing around with.