Green is Good!

Recipe: Green Pancakes with lime butter   Waiting for post to be delivered is so infuriating, don’t you think?   After scraping together the funds to treat myself to a new cookbook, this time the much-awaited Plenty by Yotam Ottolenghi, I happily placed my order online. It was only then I realised that I don’t…

Daring Bakers Challenge April 2010: Traditional British Pudding

Recipe: Sussex Pond Pudding           The April 2010 Daring Bakers’ challenge was hosted by Esther of The Lilac Kitchen. She challenged everyone to make a traditional British pudding using, if possible, a very traditional British ingredient: suet.   My previous forays into the world of suet have been entirely casserole-and-dumpling-based, so…

Rhubarb and Custard reunited

Recipe: Melting Moments   You may remember some time ago I made some rhubarb sorbet to celebrate valentine’s day. Well, the poor sorbet has been dwindling away since then, and although it has been served with a few desserts, including one of it’s very best friends panna cotta, it refused to give up the ghost….

Feeling nostalgic for your childhood in France?

Recipe: Apple Tart ‘Maman Blanc’       …no, me either. But this tart sure looked lovely when I saw Raymond Blanc making it on his most recent series, ‘Raymond Blanc’s Kitchen Secrets.’ What I enjoy most about this programme, yeah, maybe even more than the presence of desserts served in their own edible chocolate…

A Match Made in Heaven

Recipe: Pear and Dolcelatte Tart         If pears and blue cheese were people, they would be those guys that seem to have nothing in common but get on like a house on fire. An unlikely friendship, but as they say, opposites attract, and the salty sharp cheese and the juicy fragrant pear…