The five best things I ate this week

Things that made me go 'mmm'

by Adrienne Wyper

In no order whatsoever:

Baba ganoush: this smoky aubergine dip was made by me and was, though I say it myself, truly unctuous. I roasted three halved aubergines for about an hour, scraped the flesh into a bowl and added 2 crushed garlic cloves, a big dollop of Greek yoghurt, salt and pepper, the juice of a lemon, a spoonful of tahini, and a drizzle of pomegranate molasses. The aubergine flesh looks like a pitiful amount, but is deliciously bulked out by the other ingredients. Delicious with warmed pitta. See a similar recipe here

Massive doughnut: it was the size of 24 normal doughnuts (I didn't eat all of it...) and was sent in to the office to promote Man v Food, the US TV series that pits one man against a massive eating challenge. It was drizzled with icing, and we reckoned it was baked rather than fried. Perfect with my cuppa.

First asparagus of the season: my annual gorging has begun: starting simply with steaming of the spears and dipping into melted butter, with a grind of salt and pepper. And it's an aphrodisiac...

Wholegrain rice cakes and crunchy peanut butter: devised one busy morning, this is my new favourite breakfast. The crunchy, creamy peanut butter is the perfect topping for the initially crunchy, then swiftly softening rice cake.

Not one but three crème brûlées: It's one of my favourite desserts - when done well. When I ordered this trio from a dinner menu aboard the Holland America cruise ship in Norway, I really wasn't expecting three full-size pots. In chocolate, coffee and vanilla versions, they were all soft, smooth and delicately flavoured, with perfectly crunchy caramelised sugar. See a classic crème brûlée recipe

What have you enjoyed eating this week?

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Carla  Griscti

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Adrienne Wyper

Deputy editor of All About You. I love cycling, cooking and creating

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