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 …
I briefly gave cookery demonstrations in 2012 and in searching for my Florentine recipe, found I had not put them on this blog. So here they are. As delicious as we all know they are but with a twist of roasted almonds. This happened by a mistake because I meant to skin them, found that …
ITV’s ‘Food Unwrapped’ hugely helped me in my gluten free confusion. When in Borough Market last week I saw Gluten-free this and that all over the place which only increased my fear that my non-gluten free diet is bad! I admit however, that when I eat just fish and veg, I feel great, but I …
This is one of those definite successes which went down very well at a dinner party.
Makes 12 x 9cm tartlets or 1 large 27cm tart
250g 00 flour
125g unsalted butter
1 egg yolk
whole milk (up to 50mls)
6 English apples such as Cox, peeled, cored and very finely sliced.
10 blackberries per tart, approximately.
Salt Caramel Sauce
150g brown sugar
150g golden …
Today is Stir-Up Sunday, the day on which Christmas puddings are made in the churches. This recipe wins, hands down. We tested it against other puddings and it really is the best, I think largely as it has a lighter texture due to the addition of suet. This is the recipe of Granny Dot:
The following …
My daughter had a stall outside of the house at the weekend selling fresh lemonade and lemon tarts. One friend said she would give her £20 for the tarts so my seven year old is richer than she has ever been! These are the tarts, with added meringue if you wish.
300g plain flour
Making fruit salad to have with Greek yoghurt and honey for breakfast is yummy. My children are in the habit of adding ready prepared fruit salad to the trolley when we go shopping. The combination means that we have too much. Perfect answer… turn it into sorbet.
Fruit salad or plain fruit
1. Prepare …
When I was young free and single I took myself to Florence. Staying in a dark apartment without electricity, from memory, a lot of dust, and creaky floorboards, I started to question why I was there. And then the cheesecake. I took myself to a cookery evening where this was made. It is a long story as …
For a change, here is a recipe which has nothing to do with the First World War. I have covered most of the war recipes now, and while there may be more to come, there also may not, that is up to what I am told to do by….. publishers who have shown an interest in the …
I asked my childhood friend Piers Torday for advice on the book I am writing on Granny Dot. Having posted many of her pre and post war recipes which I have adapted slightly where necessary, I had not included in these the rationing recipes but simply added them to the book unadulterated. Piers suggested I …
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