Category Archives: Nigel Slater

A New Cookbook and a New Cake

Oh, I still get SO excited when I get a new cookbook. Even though I know, from experience, that I’ll probably only find one or two recipes in it that I’ll use again and again, the childish pleasure of flicking … Continue reading

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My First Cookbook: Coffee and Walnut Cake

The first cookbook I remember seeing or using is all about baking, or rather about one of the fundamentals of baking, flour. The Homepride Book of Home Baking was published in 1970 and proudly claims to be ‘the first metric … Continue reading

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Fruit, Glorious Fruit

My tiny two-shelf fridge has been overflowing with fruit recently. I can’t resist the half-price rhubarb from the supermarket, then there’s farmers’ market cartons of raspberries and cherries and all my neighbour’s ‘I’m going on holiday’ cast-offs: a huge segment … Continue reading

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Five-Minute Fridge Dinners: Pea, Basil and Feta Salad

The first time I saw a real pea I was sixteen and in France. I was staying with a French family, the Bouchets, who lived the sort of life I hadn’t even imagined let alone dreamed of. They had three … Continue reading

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Best Ginger Cake Ever: Nigel Slater again

I make no apology for another Nigel recipe, mainly because if there were such a thing as an Oscar of cake recipes, this one would win it. In fact I might think up a name for such a prize because … Continue reading

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A Summer Birthday Cake: Nigel Slater’s Blueberry and Pear

I love to bake, especially for birthdays, but summer birthdays pose a particular problem. Not only do I not want to spend too much time in a hot kitchen, but I also don’t want to create something too sweet, dry … Continue reading

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