Category Archives: Very few ingredients

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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Saturday Morning, Sunday Night

Baking… and roasting. Not sure it gets much better than that.

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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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Two-Ingredient Chocolate Mousse

Chocolate mousse is probably the first ‘real’ dessert I ever made. A friend in France taught me to make it when I was a student and it has been a favourite of mine ever since. Especially since it really is … Continue reading

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