Category Archives: Classic recipes

Luscious Egg Custard Tart

My second eggy Easter recipe is for a very traditional egg custard tart. A childhood favourite of mine custard tarts now come in all shapes and sizes from the wonderful Portuguese Nata tarts , via custards flavoured with everything from … Continue reading

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Scotch Eggs for Easter

I’ve been obsessing about Scotch eggs recently. A little late I know, trends these days move so fast that it’s often hard to keep up let alone lead the pack but here I am at last and I do think … Continue reading

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Pork Cooked in Milk

When I first heard of the concept of cooking pork in milk I could think of few dishes that sounded more revolting. Pork? milk? together, quite dreadful. But as soon as I tasted this delicious tender meat I became an … Continue reading

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Madeleines for tea

These lovely scented cakes are quick both to make and to cook. There is an element of technique needed as you start by beating the eggs and sugar to the ribbon stage. If you’ve not done this before the term … Continue reading

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An easy everyday loaf

I make a lot of bread, far more than two people can comfortably eat as I have an ongoing battle with sourdoughs. Sourdough breads make hard taskmasters. They demand attention, intuition, love and an even temperament. The latter essential if … Continue reading

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A Burn’s Night Supper with just enough Haggis

Burn’s night seems to me to be a very masculine occasion with its strict etiquette , barrels of whisky and wailing pipe music. Add to that the robust, some might even say repellent main dish and you have a feast … Continue reading

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Pink Grapefruit Marmalade

Home made marmalade is to my mind one of the best preserves to make. You can buy some fantastic jam almost everywhere but I never find bought marmalade as thrilling. I guess I like a shape flavour and lots of … Continue reading

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