I bought some strawberries which really had to be eaten last night but in my absence at a book talk in Bath by Fergus Henderson and Trevor Gulliver of St John London, they were not. So by this morning they had to be eaten straight away or be made into something. So this is …
Autumn raspberries put to good use. Admittedly this is a bit of a faff, but the component parts can be made in advance, and assembled last minute. I have Leiths to thank for the recipes, having had a moment of remembering the most delicate biscuit I have made. Definitely worth the trip.
285g plain flour
I stupidly forgot to take a picture of this in its entirety so here we have a snapshot taken this morning by Mats, my son, who had it for his breakfast. Last night he begged and begged me to cut into the beautiful tart (I promise it was beautiful once!) and I bribed him with …
We were given this delicious cake/bread in church in Canada 6 hours north of Montreal, off the St Lawrence River, where only during the summer its doors are opened with a visiting vicar. Someone brings in something delicious each week and this is one of them. Whether a churchgoer or not, yummies and ‘cook outs’ …
We are going on holiday in August and I am determined to use up all we have in the fridge and larder. For some reason I had an awful lot of yoghurt, courtesy of my son who pops all sort into the shopping trolley and by the time we have made it to check-out, I …
Soooooooooo decadent and so delicious (I promise I do actually eat healthily – it is just that the interesting things at the moment are sweet!). Like most things in my life, it is really good with a cup of tea.
300g white chocolate
250ml double cream
3 egg whites
Put the chocolate in a heat proof bowl …
Not long left for blackberry picking! Crumble is not always my forte even though it must be one of the simplest things. Thanks to an article in the paper, I have mastered the art of a good crumble topping.
650g apples, chopped
3 handfuls of blackberries
60g brown sugar
1 1/2 tsp cinnamon
200g unsalted butter
250g demerara sugar
100g plain flour
Delicious, indulgent, comforting with interest added via cinnamon.
400mls full fat milk
100g dark chocolate, broken up
1/2 tsp cinnamon
2 egg yolks
1 1/2 tbsp brown sugar
butter for the bread
4 slices country bread
2 tbsp demerara sugar
1. Put the milk, chocolate and cinnamon in a pan over a medium heat.
2. While it is melting, separate 2 eggs, (put …
or Chudleighs, the derivation of which is unknown. There are also Cornish splits which are larger. I made these for book no.2’s photoshoot which was not done brilliantly, but not bad for an amateur. My brother came in and immediately ate about 3 of these! They are extremely rich, very delicious and a little like …
This is one of two puddings served last week at the rationing dinner. It is so comforting that I long for it on winter days or when I deserve a treat which we all do most days! I probably should have posted this a month ago now that the days are brighter, but as it …