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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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Les Gibassiers d’Orford

Gibassiers for breakfast

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I am in love.

With a bun. Not any old bun mind you, a very French bun. A Gibassier.

The Gibassier

The Gibassier is an enriched brioche type bun, scented with orange [… More …]

More autumn soup… cabbages and pumpkins

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More soup for you to relish the autumnal colours and warming textures, for as well as the deep savouriness of a bowl of clear broth full of vegetables and pasta I also enjoy soups that have more of a velvety texture. Usually that involved blending them and using some root vegetables. Pumpkin and autumn [… More …]

Oh, please… have a heart…..

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One of the exciting things about Farmer’s Markets is picking up unusual hard-to-find meat from the farmer who is doing the producing. Walthamstow has some very interesting meat, [… More …]

Soup time….Minestrone

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It is getting chillier, don’t you think? Time for soup…

I was really lucky recently, and won a set of dehydrated stocks from Essential Cuisine – a fab product I had heard of, but I had never used them before.

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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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New loaf – Milky white, made even softer…

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Trying new flours and slightly different methods to see how they will affect the softness of the milky white bread, this is the softest yet, and possibly as soft as I want to get. The crust is very thin light and soft, so would make excellent rolls.

 

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Sparrowgrass and Blender Hollandaise

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I am not particularly precious about only eating English produce, although I will when I can. But I eat my fair share of Fairtrade bananas and extra fine green beans. However, there are some things that I prefer to only eat when they are in season in England. Strawberries, raspberries, rhubarb, gooseberries, purple sprouting [… More …]

More bread… my top tips with a Milky White and a Milky Brown

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I am loving making bread again. I had forgotten how satisfying it is to have a freshly baked loaf sitting on top of its tin cooling down.

I have also been searching for several years for a loaf that Bob would enjoy, and I have found it. Hurray!!

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Pies for British Pie Week – Homity Pie

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It is nearly the end of British Pie week, and I feel it [… More …]