At a recent play date with another time-pushed mum, we were discussing recipes and meal inspiration, when she recommended Fay Ripley’s “Fay’s Family Food”. She said she’d made a couple of her recipes and they were not only tasty but really simple. I had a flick through the book and saw a good few recipes I’d like to try, so added it to my wish list. A few days later I happened to be in a cheap book store (where you can often find me wandering contentedly), when I found a different Fay Ripley book, Fay Makes it Easy. At only a fiver, I snapped it up.
I probably do the same as most people when I get a new cook book, have a quick flick through and ear mark a handful of recipes that I want to try. This is in lieu of having the time to sit down and read it cover to cover, obviously. I have to say that I wasn’t as taken with this book as I was with the Family Food one. But lots of the recipes are really, really simple, so for people just starting to cook or parents that want inspiration but are not very confident, this book is ideal. Anyway, there were a couple of recipes that I did like the look of, including these sweetcorn fritters. It was in the “to-do” pile for a while, but when I finally got to it, it was worth the wait.