Category Archives: Cookery books

Bank Holiday Baking: Cheese and Spring Onion Cake recipe

It’s 25 degrees outside, it’s beautifully sunny and what do I think of when I wake up? Cake. Not just any old cake mind; this is a posh French savoury cake known as cake salĂ©. I first tried a version … Continue reading

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HFW’s Prune, Fig and Apricot Cake

I have an issue with marmalade. In fact, I have an issue with marmalade, jam, jelly, honey and any vaguely gelatinous substance (aspic, ugh) all of which I can’t bear to touch. It’s not quite a phobia but I certainly … Continue reading

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Kitchen Lessons 2010

2011 is already almost a month old and I have yet to write my first blog of the year. But what with a new job, a tax return to complete (somehow it always wipes out weeks, however prepared I think … Continue reading

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Shopping for America

Erm, I only have about 70 cookery books so, now that I’ve arrived in the States for Christmas, I thought perhaps I needed a few more. Going into Barnes and Noble with my mother’s discount card is a dangerous process. … Continue reading

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Singing for my Zuppa

Sometimes all I want is soup. Wednesday was one of those nights. A Tube strike (and therefore impossible traffic and full buses) meant that I walked to work and back and, although I am still, six months in, delighted that … Continue reading

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‘Bread with a Purpose’: Speedy Spelt Bread

Spelt, an ancient, less refined and therefore more digestible form of wheat, was once only found in dusty health food shops and dictionaries but, in the last decade, it has become so fashionable that no self-respecting farmers’ market would be … Continue reading

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A Morning Cake: Banana Bread

It took me a long time to be convinced by the virtues of banana bread. I was after a flavour and texture that could work in the morning (so not too sweet or soft) and as a treat at teatime … Continue reading

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