Posts Tagged “baking”

Burpee – Grow Your Own Picnic

Burpee – Grow Your Own Picnic

It is that time of year when we are all enjoying the great outdoors, which must mean tucking in to picnics with gusto too … hurray!  And as the mode du jour for 2021 is bringing the inside out…it is not only food that we can grow for our dining table in the sun, but…

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Alzheimer’s Society’s Cupcake Day

Alzheimer’s Society’s Cupcake Day

Why?: Alzheimer’s Society’s Cupcake Day is back for its sixth year running, so it’s time to heat up your ovens, grab the over ripe bananas and get involved on the 17 June 2021. 2020 has seen a huge rise in baking. With more time being spent at home, lots of us have been practicing our…

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Fortnum & Mason: Time for Tea

Fortnum & Mason: Time for Tea

Fortnum & Mason is an institution in one of the best neighbourhoods of London. It is a food emporium which, in my opinion, compares favourably with other such establishments. It has been around for almost as long as we have been drinking tea in Europe. This delightful book is written by award-winning food writer Tom…

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Burpee – Courgettes … Sow Now, Scones Later

Burpee – Courgettes … Sow Now, Scones Later

The Burpee Seeds Europe team know a ‘Sure Thing’ when they breed it!  This green, tasty,  nutrient-packed joystick of a veggie can be ready to harvest just 48 days from sowing!  So sow now and scoff later when you enjoy some beautiful scones with a cuppa in the garden this summer! Courgette ‘Sure Thing’ This…

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Pie Academy

Pie Academy

Master the Perfect Crust and 255 Amazing Fillings, with Fruits, Nuts, Creams, Custards, Ice Cream, and More; Expert Techniques for Making Fabulous Pies from Scratch is the descriptive subtitle. In Short its Pie Academy! Pie Academy is a worthy tome which will bring joy to the hearts of all home bakers. Author Ken Haedrich has…

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Lewis and Baker Traybakes – A WINNER

Lewis and Baker Traybakes – A WINNER

Winner – Food Gift 2020 It’s been a funny old year and that unpleasant strangeness will likely last till Easter. Christmas won’t be the usual affair and those hastily-planned new arrangements might now have to include gifts ordered online. Food lovers will be glad to hear that the pressie under the tree need not be…

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Baking at the 20th Century Café

Baking at the 20th Century Café

Iconic European Desserts from Linzer Torte to Honey Cake This book can’t fail! Baking at the 20th Century Café: Iconic European Desserts from Linzer Torte to Honey Cake is the book for which many of us have been waiting. If food lovers have visited either Vienna, Budapest or Prague they would have had not only…

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Cook Up A Winner With Tomato Nagina with Burpee

Cook Up A Winner With Tomato Nagina with Burpee

Let your Guy Fawkes Night go with a tasty bang of flavour this year by cooking yourself this Catherine Wheel of deliciousness! Grow these flavourful Nigina tomatoes from Burpee. We will all certainly be getting cosy at home this November 5th, so whether you are having an indoor firework retro treat (we know we are!)…

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Lapsang Souchong Mustard, Cheese and Red Onion Meringue Tart – recipe

Lapsang Souchong Mustard, Cheese and Red Onion Meringue Tart – recipe

This Mustard, Cheese and Red Onion Meringue Tart makes use of a mustard made with tea! It was the Portuguese Princess Catherine who, in 1662, brought Lapsang Souchong tea to England. Her passion for Lapsang Souchong helped to promote the tea in her new home, where the drink became fashionable. The East India Company’s Lapsang…

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How to raise a loaf and fall in love with sourdough

How to raise a loaf and fall in love with sourdough

Has it something to do with the lockdown? Seems like everybody is baking and a few are showing off their latest sourdough loaf. There is no need to feel left behind as How to raise a loaf and fall in love with sourdough is a book penned to give assistance to the novice who might…

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Market Kitchen Cookbook – review

Market Kitchen Cookbook – review

If you are an avid UK food TV viewer then you will no doubt have watched Market Kitchen. It’s the food magazine programme that took the place of the dearly-missed Good Food Live. It’s a popular hour-long show reflecting recipes for fresh, seasonal produce. Its ever-changing cast of guests helps to keep the audience returning…

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The Bisschopsmolen and a Pie

The Bisschopsmolen and a Pie

Nestled in the historic streets of Maastricht is the Bisschopsmolen or, in English, the Bishop’s Mill. It truly was once a mill and its reputation grinds on in the guise of its bakery and restaurant. The mill was built in the 7th century and has had different roles since its construction. In the 11th century…

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Gousto Tuna Corn and Pasta Bake

Gousto Tuna Corn and Pasta Bake

The Cheesy Tuna and Sweetcorn Pasta Bake recipe from Gousto is a substantial and thoroughly family-friendly dish. It’s said to be for 2 adults and perhaps 3 kids, but they would all have to be ravenous. This makes a huge platter of food and it even comes with salad. A couple of food boxes of…

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Flour by Christine McFadden – review

Flour by Christine McFadden – review

Flour: A comprehensive guide to grains and pulses, nuts and seeds: recipes from breads and tortillas to pancakes and pies was bound to be a good read. I have reviewed another of Christina McFadden’s books: Pepper – the spice that changed the world, and it was a lovely volume. My expectations were high, and they…

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100 Cakes and Bakes by Mary Berry – review

100 Cakes and Bakes by Mary Berry – review

This is another in the series from My Kitchen Table, offering good-value volumes of easy-to-make recipes, and in the case of 100 Cakes and Bakes those recipes have been penned by none other than the queen of cakes, Mary Berry, who has inspired a generation of would-be home bakers. We have a royal wedding approaching…

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Creamy Corn Empanadas

Creamy Corn Empanadas

Corn Empanadas are perfect for picnics or pop a couple of these creamy corn pasties in your lunch box. From BBC Food   Ingredients For the pastry 450g/1lb plain flour 2 tsp baking powder 1 tsp salt 60g/2¼oz butter, diced into 1cm/½in cubes 60g2¼oz lard or vegetable shortening, diced into 1cm/½in cubes   For the…

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Cheese and Vegetable Wholewheat Flan

Cheese and Vegetable Wholewheat Flan

Cheese and Vegetable Wholewheat Flan from Delia Smith   For this recipe – ideal for vegetarians – I use a 7 inch (18 cm) metal pie plate with a rim which is about 1½ inches (4 cm) deep. Serves 4-6   Ingredients For the pastry: 1½ oz (40 g) wholewheat flour 1½ oz (40 g)…

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Caramelised Onion Tartlets with Goats’ Cheese and Thyme

Caramelised Onion Tartlets with Goats’ Cheese and Thyme

From Delia Smith   When we made these tartlets for the photography, we couldn’t stop eating them! Crisp, light pastry with such a luscious filling – and also lovely as a first course at a supper party.   Makes 24 Ingredients For the pastry: 6 oz (175 g) plain flour 3 oz (75 g) butter,…

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Caramelised Balsamic and Red Onion Tarts with Goats’ Cheese

Caramelised Balsamic and Red Onion Tarts with Goats’ Cheese

From Delia Smith   The long, slow cooking of red onions and balsamic vinegar gives a lovely sweet, concentrated caramel consistency. These are then spooned into crisp cheese pastry cases and topped with melted goats’ cheese and sage. Serve them as a special first course with some balsamic-dressed salad leaves, or 2 tarts per person…

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Brie Crescents – savoury croissants

Brie Crescents – savoury croissants

From Stop and Shop   Enjoy as an appetizer, or a starter, these crescents can be prepared in advance, frozen and thawed as convenient. Perfect for the holidays!   Ingredients: 1 7-ounce President Brie cheese 1 8-ounce package crescent rolls 2 pears or apples, cored and sliced   Method Unroll and spread out crescent roll…

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