Friday, January 05, 2007

Heston Blumenthal's perfect sausages (and mash)

Famed chef Heston Blumenthal, whose 3 Michelin-starred restaurant is frequently placed amongst the top 2 in the entire world, recently came up with a set of recipes for his 'perfect' versions of traditional British foods (e.g. fish and chips etc.)

Here's his take on the classic British dish Bangers and Mash.

Interesting ideas, like the use of golden syrup and the importance of smokiness in the flavour. His condiment choice of Guinness mustard sounds interesting too.

But Heston, you really missed a trick there! The sausage and bread combo is much more rewarding and subtle than sausage and boring old mash. Ah well.

I have to hand it to Mr. Blumenthal, though. His version of this dish, complete with star anise flavoured onion gravy and gelled butter for the mash, sounds top notch.

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