To commemorate the great Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's birthday, I made a Sherlock Holmes inspired dinner with lots of yummy pun-based food.
The Swine of Four Pizza
Mini-pizzas with four different types of porky goodness.
Chicken of the Baskervilles
Chicken breasts seared and then flambéed in brandy. (If I was Heston Blumenthal, I would have tried to find edible phosphorous for this dish. However, I decided that setting fire to the chicken was the most fun and tasty way to recreate the eerie glow of the hound.
Diced onion, mushrooms, garlic and cherry tomatoes are then added to the chicken, along with a dash of red wine, herbs and seasonings.
A Spud-y in Scarlet
A baked potato topped with sun-dried tomato pesto and served on a bed of a caramelised red onion and capsicum.
A Salad in Bohemia
Slow-roasted vegetables tossed through rocket with feta, olive oil and balsamic vinegar.
A moist lemon curd cake served with a lemon cream (made from 1/2 cup whipped cream, 1/2 cup plain yoghurt and 1/4 cup lemon curd).
After recreating Holmes' climatic battle with Moriarty at Reichenbach Falls with marshmallows over my hot chocolate, I can settle down for a cosy evening with a Sherlock Holmes DVD. Bliss.