Tag: recipes

Poached Comice Pears

Pears are a favourite of mine in deserts. They have a subtlety that can be neglected, but if treated with respect, is truly delicious. This easy recipe is perfect for those wanting to keep costs down. Make sure you buy seasonal and local fruit whenever possible, not only for taste, […]

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  Shrubs. Not the small, near-to-the-ground woody plant, but the acidulated beverage that is going to be a major trend this summer. Originating as a means of preserving berries and other fruit in the off-season, a shrub is a mixture of fruit and vinegar. As shrubs developed, the liquid began […]

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Bacon Old Fashioned

Bacon. The UK does bacon better than anywhere I’ve been, and Bevan’s Butchers does bacon better than anywhere I’ve found; their smoked streaky bacon is unbelievable. Another delicious thing beginning with the letter b, is bourbon and why not put these two loves together and make a Bacon Old Fashioned?

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Blueberry and Juniper Sauce

Having added a sous vide to the kitchen arsenal, duck breast is going to be on the menu rather frequently. Why? Because my Partner in Crime has perfected the art of cooking duck in the sous vide. Never before have I had duck that is so juicy or full of flavour. […]

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Grand Saturday

Grand Marnier is delicious. Having been trotted about at Christmas in the crème anglaise for the chocolate panettone, it’s easy to let it sit there on the shelf and be overshadowed by the gins and whiskeys. With its rich orange depth of flavour, I knew it would go well with […]

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Kentish Cherry Cake

With the return of Great British Bake Off last night, some kind of baked good was definitely on the agenda. Having ordered Paul Hollywood’s book, British Bakes, last year in a mad frenzy of online book shopping, I was yet to make anything from it. The book is an exploration […]