Medieval rice pudding

If you’ve made and eaten your medieval Chicken in cumin sauce, you’re probably thinking to yourself: “That was a fairly filling plate of meat, bread and vegetables but what I need right now is a pudding so calorific it will sink me like an overburdened container ship.” Fortunately […]

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Cherry pie ice cream

 

I completely cocked up this cherry pie recipe. I had an idea of making individual pies that you could take with you on a picnic; sturdy little pies that you could prise the lids off, spoon in whipped cream, then eat in a messy fashion.

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Blackberry crumble

On August 16, 2009 By

Blackberry crumble

Can you go foraging for wild food in Peckham? The answer, surprisingly, is yes. At the moment the park and canal walk are heaving with blackberries and nobody seems to be picking them. So I put on my forager’s hat and picked nearly a kilo of plump, juicy […]

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Flaming Pears

On July 22, 2009 By

Pears on fire

The British seaside has many attractions. Piers, pebbly beaches, little trains that chug up and down the promenade at slower than walking pace, sticks of rock carved into humorous shapes. But for me, none of it beats poking around the town’s charity shops while wearing […]

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Mint Ice Cream

One of the most useless gadgets I own is an ice cream maker. For 364 days of the year, it sits in the Sports Cupboard (named after all the golf clubs, rugby balls, roller skates, tennis rackets, shuttlecocks and other bits of sports equipment purchased, used once and then abandoned […]

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