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The Simplest of Simple Cheese Puffs

This follows in the grand tradition of Delia Smith’s How to Cheat at Cooking. It’s one of my favourite recipe-books, partly because there’s no shame in being lazy and using ready-made ingredients like pastry. This recipe does not, specifically, come from it, but I doubt I'm the first to have made cheese puffs in this… Continue reading The Simplest of Simple Cheese Puffs

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Adapting Marvellous Creations

When it comes to chocolate, I’m normally fussy. I don’t much care for the overly sweet mass-produced stuff, though sometimes desperate times call for quantity over quality. Except for one: I am quite fond of the Cadbury’s Marvellous Creations bar. If you haven’t come across it, Marvellous Creations is Dairy Milk with extras: jelly beans,… Continue reading Adapting Marvellous Creations

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Cooking with Mrs Crocombe: Victoria Sandwich

If there’s one thing I’ve learned over the years, it’s this: Always Start Simple. With this in mind, the first recipe I thought to try from Mrs Crocombe’s recipe book was for her Victoria sponge. It’s the sort of cake for which I’ve several recipes, and I have all the ingredients already in the cupboard… Continue reading Cooking with Mrs Crocombe: Victoria Sandwich

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Christmas Baking: Pepparkakor

Now that we’re over half-way through November, I feel like I can step up my Christmas preparations. Not the Christmas crafting – that’s all long been underway – but the other preparations. The choosing of festive foods that don’t require ordering. Getting a Christmas tree (although that probably won’t be for another week or so).… Continue reading Christmas Baking: Pepparkakor

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Recipe: Simple Vegan Lemon Fairy Cakes

Tomorrow is Shrove Tuesday [aka Pancake Day or Mardi Gras], the day on which, traditionally, all the eggs and butter are used up before the Lenten fast begins. For those of you observing it properly, I salute you, and offer this simple vegan recipe for fairy cakes to help see you through. Unless you feel… Continue reading Recipe: Simple Vegan Lemon Fairy Cakes