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Chocolate Lime Cheesecake

I made a cake. Polly hated it. You may or may not. Ingredients 180g bourbon biscuits, blitzed. This was half a pack, less one – you know, to check they were ok. 75g butter, melted. 750g mascarpone. I actually used … Continue reading

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Recipe for Excellent Burgers

My previous favourite recipe for burgers was taken from an old Red Nose Day book by Jamie Oliver, and involved parmesan, chilli, cumin and all sorts of flavourings. They were nice. However, I have seen the light. We made some … Continue reading

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Advent calendar: 21. Sausage rolls

OK it will soon be Christmas day and I’m only on post 21 of my advent calendar. Shamefully, five of them were posted today. I don’t care. It’s still lots of posts that I may not have made otherwise, and … Continue reading

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Advent calendar: 13. Oven pasta dinner

Request: please, please, please help me come up with a decent name for this recipe. When Neal asks what’s for tea and the answer is this, I never know what to say and come out with a description at least … Continue reading

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Advent calendar: 6. Carnabananarama sauce

Last night the mister went to a supermarket on his way home to pick up a few things. While he was there, he saw a tub of carbonara sauce and decided he fancied some of that for tea. Of course … Continue reading

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Lancashire Hotpot

Betty Driver died last month. I’d love to know what made Betty’s hotpot so fantastic, but it seems the closest I can find to an “official” recipe is this one from the Coronation Street blog. Betty Driver herself was actually … Continue reading

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Staple Dinner from 2009

I’m posting this recipe because I mentioned it in an earlier post about pancakes and my inability to follow recipes. Tasty dinner Ingredients *┬áLamb cutlets, or lamb chops, with a nice seam of FAT (you could of course substitute aubergine, … Continue reading

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Date and walnut cake, etc.

I made cake. Twice. It was nice both times. I will make it again. Here, for posterity, is what I did: Turn oven to 180┬░ Soak 100g dried pitted dates in some Lady Grey tea (or just hot/warm water) Grease/line/otherwise … Continue reading

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How To Make Pancakes. Or: why I can’t follow instructions

I like to think I can make tasty dinner. That given a set of ingredients I can make something good. That I know my food, and that on any Masterchef taste test that I would come out on top. I … Continue reading

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Boiling pancakes?

In Innsbruck once we spent hours driving round looking for a hotel. Our usual default option of cheap and cheerful etap hotels didn’t extend to Austria, and we certainly hadn’t done something so sensible as research or book an overnight … Continue reading

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