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I know what you’re thinking: Bonfire Night is over. You don’t need Bonfire Night recipes any more. What you need are recipes for aspirational homemade gifts, chutney and festive spirits. Then you can file them away till a week before Christmas, when you’ll remember your good intentions, panic and sweep round the shops buying novelty socks, […]Continue Reading →
The infection finally settled in my chest on the same day the fog covered London. I’d been sick for a week by then. Dripping nose, wheezing cough, a throat like hot gravel. A typical cold, in other words. But something had prompted the virus to make a leap for greatness. So it crept into my lungs […]Continue Reading →
On October 22, 2015 By ginandcrumpets
On October 14, 2015 By ginandcrumpets
We had a regular roster of meals when I was growing up. If there was roast chicken on Sundays, then there was always chicken soup on Mondays, with fat cloudy dumplings bobbing in the stock. One night would be shepherd’s pie night. A triple layer affair, with a pool of mince and gravy topped with […]Continue Reading →
I have a lot of cookbooks. A lot. And my favourite kind are the ones published in the 1960s and 70s, with a mahogany sideboard, crystal decanter of red wine and horn of plenty spilling grapes everywhere on the cover. They are the absolute best.
The recipes in those books are a glorious mix of […]Continue Reading →
On September 16, 2015 By ginandcrumpets
After last week’s rant and no recipe, this week you get a recipe and no rant. Probably the best way round. Episode 6 of Great British Bake Off was all about pastry. Shortcrust, puff and a cheese filled pastry snack from Cyprus because what would be the point of the technical challenge […]Continue Reading →
On September 9, 2015 By ginandcrumpets
“You can’t use sugar. You can use honey, fruit, but nothing that comes from a bag.” And so the stupidest challenge on Great British Bake Off since it began was announced.
The contestants had to make a sugar-free cake, but crucially they would still need to be sweet. In the intros Paul suggested they […]Continue Reading →
On August 28, 2015 By ginandcrumpets
On August 25, 2015 By ginandcrumpets
My name is Jassy Davis and I'm a freelance food writer, recipe developer and food stylist. I write for magazines, websites and I'm the co-author of The Contented Calf Cookbook.
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