Aubergine and mozzarella stacks

Aubergine and mozzarella stacks by Heather Elizabeth Wilkinson

I’ve lost my cooking mojo a bit recently. That’s not to say I’ve lost my appetite though, far from it in fact! I’ve been eating out for more than my bank balance (and belly) would like. But do you know what? I’ve been having a great time and I don’t feel guilty in the slightest. So I think the excitement of enjoying other people’s cooking might have something to do with my lack of enthusiasm in the kitchen.

Aubergine and mozzarella stacks by Heather Elizabeth WilkinsonAubergine and mozzarella stacks by Heather Elizabeth Wilkinson

This weekend I decided to jump back into cooking, and what better way then with a gooey cheese-laden recipe. Is there such a thing as too much cheese? I’m pretty sure there can’t be. Aubergine and mozzarella stacks: I can’t claim credit for this recipe, it’s actually one from the Sarah Raven book, ‘Food for Friends and Family’. An amazing cookery book that my Mum introduced me too (thanks Mum!).

In the book, Sarah recommends cooking the stacks on a fire, but that wasn’t an option for me. Instead, I baked them in the oven and they worked just fine.

Be prepared to get messy when you’re eating them though – acquiring a ‘mozzarella chin beard’ comes as standard, so eat among good friends!

Here’s the link the Sarah’s recipe. Perfect for summer BBQ’s, and sure to satisfy any veggies you have round for dinner.

All photography © Heather Elizabeth Wilkinson 2013