Category Archives: Fast food

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 salé. I first tried a version … Continue reading

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Breakfast in Holland: the uitsmijter

I’m on the train to The Hague via Brussels and I’m looking forward, as I always do when travelling, to the food. Especially breakfast. I’m always more excited by eating breakfast abroad than any other meal (okay a drink and … Continue reading

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Mexican Wedding Cookies…Or Are They?

I first came across these cookies (or puffs) in Waitrose Illustrated. Sophie Grigson called them pecan puffs and cited The Joy of Cooking as her source. Then I spotted that Phil Vickery was making something called Festive Pecan Puffs which … Continue reading

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Fast French Florentines

I first started writing recipes down in France, when I was a student. I don’t have many; most of the food that others cooked for me seemed madly complicated (blanquette de veau for example which only Gordon Ramsay could describe … 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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Places to Go: Tayyabs

I always have a foodie wish list on the go and some places on it have been on there for years. Tayyabs, for example, has been a ‘must go to’ since I read Jay Rayner’s review back in, erm, 2005. … Continue reading

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