Banana soda bread scones

Are you single? Do you live on your own? Then you probably have some yellowing milk going sour in your fridge. And bananas going black in your fruit bowl. Which means you are ideally placed to take part in my second experiment in banana bread: Banana soda bread scones.

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Fig, walnut and goat’s cheese baklava

Last year, just before the snow and Christmas whipped time up into a muffled frenzy, I went to an event hosted by Easy Cheesey Chèvre, a campaign devoted to asking: “Have you considered having some French goat’s cheese with that?”

If you’ve ever wanted […]

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Banana bread with a plain polenta crust

Gin and Crumpets Fixes It For You is back at the request of Alistair, who previously got in touch asking for a savoury muffin recipe. The result was Bacon and tomato muffins – breakfast in a paper cake case. This time, after another sojourn […]

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St Clement’s tart

On November 24, 2010 By

St Clement’s tart

I am a hoarder of scraps. The bits of food that don’t amount to a meal in themselves and that are a bit difficult to combine in a recipe, but which are edible and therefore can’t be thrown out until oozing and black.

A couple of weeks ago I had […]

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Red pork puffs

On November 14, 2010 By

Red pork puffs

So, having made the Pork crackling and peanut brittle, I was left with a chunk of tender roast pork belly, glistening with piggy juice and thickly veined with fat. I had a choice: take it off somewhere quiet and private with a pot of mustard and a good supply […]

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Bonfire Night gingerbread

If you find yourself in need of a gingerbread recipe in the next month or so (well, it was Bonfire Night yesterday and Christmas lurks on the horizon like a sluggish winter sun), then head over to The Dabbler for a very fine recipe written by my humble […]

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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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Damp lemon loaf cake

On September 26, 2010 By

Damp lemon loaf cake

Last week I was invited to afternoon tea at Badger’s house and she suggested we all bring a cake to go with the mountains of sandwiches, scones, strawberries and scrumptious vanilla cupcakes she’d made. A masterstroke of an idea that  ensured there was a wild excess […]

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Mars Bar crispy cakes

On August 26, 2010 By

Mars Bar crispy cakes

On a recent weekend to Glasgow, there was a lot of talk about Mars Bar crispy cakes. They’re a speciality of my hostess’s neighbour and everyone reminisced about the Mars Bar crispy cakes they’d eaten and told funny stories about the Mars Bar crispy cakes that’d […]

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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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