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Osso Buco and a Risotto Milanese….

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….cos practice makes perfect.

I’m not sure.. did I mention that I am going to be one of the judges in the Essential Cuisine Risotto competition on Facebook and Twitter? And that means that I will be cooking the finalist risotti along with fellow judges Jeremy from Essential Cuisine, and fellow blogger Jenny from [… More …]

A Hufflepuff of Brioche

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I am very happily experimenting with yeast baking. I love the slowness, and the sheer life of yeast dough. It comes alive under your hands, it is wonderful stuff.

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Mostly, I have [… More …]

The Dark Side…. Sourdough Scalded Rye Bread

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I am very fond of rye bread. Both light rye, as you get in delis in NY and in French boulangeries, and also the darker Eastern European style of rye bread, deep in flavour with malt and caraway.

I discovered a rather excellent bakery in Westfield at Stratford, Karaway. They produce breads from Russia [… More …]