Giant Chelsea bun

On October 25, 2010 By

Giant Chelsea bun

A few weeks ago it was The Enigmatic Mr S’s birthday. Being enigmatic, he’s often difficult to buy gifts for, but this year I had a corker of an idea. Because Mr S is inordinately fond of fruit buns. And if you like something, wouldn’t you really like a [...]

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Potato focaccia

On September 23, 2010 By

Potato focaccia

Last week The Actress in East Dulwich hosted a pre-opening pizza party. It was a chance for the pub to show off it’s roaring hot, spanking new pizza oven and for several food bloggers to get their hands on a pizza paddle and demonstrate that we’re not all talk, [...]

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Standby soda bread

On August 14, 2010 By

Standby soda bread

I don’t think there’s an easier bread to make than soda bread. A little sifting, some mixing and patting, then slam it into an oven and within the hour you have hot bread to burn your mouth and fingers on. So simple and yet, in the UK, [...]

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Hot cross buns

On April 2, 2010 By

Hot cross buns

Sometimes you do things in the kitchen that you realise afterwards were utterly stupid, like adding whisky to a hot pan and creating a brief but terrifying column of fire (sorry about your kitchen Leonard).

For a long time, every yeasted bun and loaf I made came [...]

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Apple and elderberry cake

If you want to raise money for charity, bake a cake. This time last week, I was at a cake party hosted by Hollowlegs for Macmillan Cancer Support. She and Food Stories cooked a mammoth quantity of cake, including Blueberry [...]

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