Bittman's How to Cook Everything app -- favorite recipes?
I've been using Mark Bittman's HTCE app on my phone a lot lately. A couple of recipes I've made from the latest round of updates have been delicious:
Caramel Walnut Bars (shortbread crust topped with walnuts and caramel) and
Yellow Rice (saffron, red pepper, tomato, allspice, etc.).
Jim Lahey's No-knead Bread -- I'd never made this until I got the app, but it has changed my life
Soft Fruit Sorbet -- I made this with cantaloupe over the summer and it came out perfectly
Everyday Buttermilk Waffles -- perfect taste and texture
Pasta with Mushrooms
Chocolate Tofu Pudding -- supereasy, delicious
Socca (chickpea pancake)
Beer-Glazed Black Beans
Anybody else using this app? What are your favorites? Anything that hasn't worked? I've found a couple of duds myself, but most of the recipes I've tried have been delicious.
OK, thanks. The app is a bit different from the book as the recipes don't overlap perfectly--not everything in the book is in the app, and as I understand it new recipes, not from the book, are added periodically to the app. I was also hoping to spark a discussion of cooking from the app, using the built-in features such as timers and links to other recipes.
I liked everything I tried from his "fish" section. It was more of a general technique learning experience than a set of specific recipes. I have a better idea now of how to pan fry fish, for example,and which fish take to this type of cooking. I roasted cod and potatoes together according to one of his recipes/ideas, and found out I was right: I really DON'T like cod.