January might be the month of New Year’s resolutions, renewing that gym membership, counting the calories and eating healthily. But, having been lucky enough to spend a few days back in England with my family, watching my mum force down what can only be described as green sludge (or in her words “liquidised Kermit the frog”) in the hope that it will release her “inner skinny gene”, I have confirmed my belief that January should be all about comfort food. The kind that keeps you feeling cozy when the temperatures drop even further and you might just be lucky enough to see the first scatterings of snow.
So here’s a recipe for those of you, like me, who seriously struggle to stick to a green sludge diet for more than 5 minutes. And for those of you with more willpower, consider this a way of rewarding yourself for sticking to your resolutions for a whole week!
This lamb cobbler has been our family favourite in the last few years. It has such great depth of flavour with a rich, fragrant sauce and lamb that melts in your mouth – you need this crowd-pleaser in your life! The cobbler topping really makes this dish, so ignore the extra calories and go for it, I promise you won’t regret it! Plus the scones make a great change from potatoes, and cooking them on top of the lamb means they soak up some of those amazing juices, yum!