Eggplant Dip or Baba Ganoush is a fairly easy dip to make and as this recipe can be made two days ahead and is vegetarian, it has a lot going for it. The gluten content wasn’t something we considered back in the 80s when this recipe was printed, and slices of bread have been used to thicken it. If that’s a problem for you, you could substitute GF tahini for the bread.
You can see from the typing that this is an old recipe. I used to make it back in the 70s and 80s and serve it as an entree with thin slices of toast. It was cheap and easy to make – ideal. I rediscovered it this year and now make it to have with drinks. It freezes well so I just put out what I need and keep the rest for later. If you don’t want to do that you can easily halve the recipe.
I’m lazy these days and buy prepared herb or garlic bread at the supermarket, but back in the 1970s you had to make your own. This recipe is slightly different because it has both the garlic and herbs in the one loaf. It says to slice the breadstick lengthwise, butter it and then cut into serving size pieces, again not what we usually did. Think I’d stick to just cutting it into serving size pieces and definitely wrap it in foil before you put it in the oven otherwise you’ll have butter everywhere.
Lamb is such a versatile meat. You can roast it, casserole it, grill and bbq it, whatever you have the time or the taste for. The page of lamb recipes that Mum kept from July 1997 showcases this versatility. This recipe give a basic lamb chop a real lift and makes a change from just eating it with tomato sauce.