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Steamed Sponge Puddings

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I have had this thing recently for making little steamed puddings.

 

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I gave a quick recipe yesterday on Lynne’s Dinners, for the Marmalade and Syrup puddings we had for dinner [… More …]

Sharp Little Clouds – Lime and Brandy Syllabubs

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I had an urge for desserts again yesterday. A lovely light creamy squishy dessert, as against a good wintry stodgy pudding.

Normally I would have a Proper Pudding this time of year, and keep the squishy desserts for summer, but I think it was Carol’s request for a recipe for the Black Forest Cherry [… More …]

Black Forest Trifle = Chocolate Brownies, Cherry compote, Strawberries, Cream and Greek Yoghurt ….

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Simple as anything, it is layers that are delicious when eaten individually, and can be layered in any way you wish. But like this they meld beautifully.

Chocolate Brownies

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Summer’s Food Events :) Total 1000 ways

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Gosh, it has been a long time coming this summer…and I’ve been thinking back over some of the foodie events that I’ve been lucky to go to this summer. I don’t go to lots of events, I don’t have time to be honest, but I love being with like-minded people and just talking about [… More …]

Eton Mess… in time for Wimbledon!

Eton Mess

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I’m not a huge one for elaborate desserts. I quite like quick, simple creamy ones, with fruit in there somewhere.

Eton Mess is surely one of the quickest to make, especially if, like me, you buy in your meringue shells. Home-made meringue is delicious, but to be honest, I think that the bought ones [… More …]

The Queen’s Jubilee Pannacotta

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I have been really delighted to have been sent a HUGE box of Heritage Tomatoes and Inspired micro vegetables and edible flowers from Westlands Wow, to see what a home cook can come up with in a domestic kitchen rather than a professional environment.

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An Italian Bread and Butter Pudding

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I was so delighted to win a Carluccio Caffe Pandoro just before Christmas, to be picked up in January. Sadly the branch we had elected to collect from had run out of Pandoro, but we were awarded a fabulous Panettone instead.

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Stan Laurel’s New York Style Cheesecake

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So we’ve had the full fat cheesecake. Luscious and creamy and wonderful… and fattening. The Oliver Hardy of the cheesecake world.

Not at all the kind of thing that long thin Stan Laurel would have enjoyed. Oh no. But I bet he would have still relished a bit of skinny cheesecake now and then. [… More …]

Oliver Hardy’s New York Style baked cheesecake

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I adore cheesecake. Proper cheesecake that is, the baked one, with a light brown crust that breaks to a silky creamy interior. As famously made at Lindy’s in New York, and I am sure eaten by Oliver Hardy at some time or another. Well, he was certainly full fat enough.

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Old fashioned bread pudding. Deep joy.

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Bread PuddingThere are great foods in all our repertoires that have taste memories in them. That take you right back to childhood. Sometimes bad, mostly good (I think [… More …]