Hot buttered buns. I make no jokes here

An abomination is occurring in my house every morning. An offence against nature and the natural order of things so terrible that I can’t stay silent any more. I have to stand up and raise my voice in protest. “No,” I cry. [...]

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Back off. This cake is all mine.

One of the best things I watched this year (and it will remain one of the best things I watch all year) was The Daughters of Jerusalem, one of the Father Brown mysteries brought to life in non-specific period [...]

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Pink cake

On Friday evening I sidled into a basement bar in Farringdon. My hat was low, my collar high, my demeanour shifty and in my hand I had a folded reusable shopping bag that I was prepared to use. I was there to meet my dealer. My rhubarb dealer.

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Are these brownies or teeny tiny T-bone steaks? It’s almost impossible to tell

When my friends have a birthday, two thoughts occur to me. The first is that I absolutely must remember not to drink too much wine at their party (ha!). The second is: what meat-shaped novelty cake shall [...]

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Look at the cute little pumpkin dribbling cream everywhere

Munchkin is a really satisfying word to say. The bite down of ‘munch’ followed by the chew of ‘kin’ makes enunciating it an almost physical pleasure. Try it, and if you don’t spend the next couple of minutes repeating munchkin over [...]

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Fluffy yellow beginnings

The life cycle of a goose, from cute walking yellow duster to serial killer-eyed beak snapper to pork-stuffed joint of juicy meat, is not one I’ve observed before. Until this year, geese barely featured in my life. As a meat, it’s the kind of thing that appears [...]

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Little lemon, almond and polenta cakes

Urban Food Fortnight, that two week waltz through the community gardens of London is over and I am laid up in bed with the kind of cold that only hits when you stop working, have a sit down and let your immune [...]

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Hot avocado is a controversial topic. Considered a perversion by many, there are some who’d rather I came out as a spokeswoman for coprophiliacs’ rights than press hot avocado on the world.

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Desiccated coconut is a mystery ingredient that appears in kitchens without anyone remembering buying the stuff.

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Last week’s Band of Bakers meeting was themed around American baking in a belated nod to the 4th of July and I decided to make my own Twinkies.

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