Recipes

Chocolate Marshmallow Teacakes

Chocolate Marshmallow Teacakes

A few weeks ago, I posted my recipe for marshmallows. It proved to be quite a popular post, and a good few people have sent me messages about it. Recently, Lauren from CoffeeMuffins commented on the post, and mentioned her previous not-very-successful experience of making […]

Marshmallows

Marshmallows

I love marshmallows, but the synthetic pink and white cylinders we most commonly see aren’t really the best of examples. Really good marshmallows can be quite hard to find – they should be pillowy soft and melt into your mouth as you bite. They should […]

Perfect Fries

Perfect Fries

First, let’s clear up the inevitable confusion over terminology. I’m British. ‘Chips’ are pieces of potato, cut into chunky fingers (more than 1cm wide) and then deep-fried. ‘Fries’ are pieces of potato, cut into slender fingers (less than 1cm wide) and then deep-fried. Those snacks […]

Vinegar-Free Pickled Onions and Shallots

Vinegar-Free Pickled Onions and Shallots

I love the allium family: onions, shallots, garlic, chives, scallions – all of them. I also love pickles, and pickled onions and shallots are, perhaps, amongst the very best of all.

Pulled Pork

Pulled Pork

In my previous post, I mentioned that my first attempt at barbecuing a shoulder of pork was tasty enough, but not as tender as I would have liked. So, yesterday I tried again, this time cooking for longer. The results were much better.

Curry Powder

Curry Powder

I’d guess that most people have a jar of ‘curry powder’ lurking about in the back of their kitchen cupboard somewhere – a good standby for adding a quick bit of spice to a dish, whether that be a quick stove-top curry, some stir-fried noodles […]

Oranges in Caramel

Oranges in Caramel

Oranges in Caramel is one of those desserts often found on restaurant ‘sweet trolleys’, where it invariably disappoints. Done well, however, it is delicious. This recipe is from one of my all-time favourite cookery books, , by Simon Hopkinson and Lindsay Bareham. If you don’t […]

Paneer

Paneer

If you ever find yourself with a glut of milk in the fridge, a great way to use it up is to make Paneer. Paneer is a fresh cheese commonly found in Indian cooking, and is really easy to make.