I’ve been meaning to pop some pictures on here of Thane Prince’s Cook Book Club November meeting….
Love Food in a Cold Climate , starring the luscious Signe Johansen who came wielding her waffle iron and a vat of waffle batter. Delicious.
If you are within reach of Islington, do check out if you are free around the first week of each month (might be Tuesday, might be Wednesday, depending on people’s commitments) , it is always a really good evening, everyone brings something to eat and something to browse through, and we talk food all evening to our continuing delight. Imagine! nobody glazing over with boredom, nobody trying to change the subject, nobody trying to watch the football……
We did a lot of nattering about Scandi things, it might have got a little political towards the middle, but we managed to rein the conversation in and get back to the food. Nobody brought anything smelly. Everything was delicious.
We had (and scarfed down wantonly) waffles maple syrup clotted cream Cornish butter rye crispbreads beetroot salmon mustard dill sauce tartiflette quince friands ginger cake limpe bread saffron buns more waffles and still more waffles…
If it looks great fun, it is because it was!
Roll on December, and A Novel Christmas… what on earth shall I bake that is from literature?
With huge thanks to The Draper’s Arms for their hospitality, Signe Johansen for her waffles and beauty, Thane Prince for her organisational skills and welcoming hostessness, Rodda’s Cream for their delicious cream and butter, Peter’s Yard for their crunchily amazing rye crispbreads and Flour Bin for their fab samples of British Malt and scrapers so we can all make Scandi breads All much appreciated.
…. are just delicious!
Do you remember the Gibassiers I made last year after Aldeburgh Food Festival, when I had them at Pump Street Bakery? I only make these in the wintry months, they don’t feel right in the summer, with all the berries around there are lots of other things to make, [... More ...]
….cos practice makes perfect.
I’m not sure.. did I mention that I am going to be one of the judges in the Essential Cuisine Risotto competition on Facebook and Twitter? And that means that I will be cooking the finalist risotti along with fellow judges Jeremy from Essential Cuisine, and fellow blogger Jenny from [... More ...]
I am very happily experimenting with yeast baking. I love the slowness, and the sheer life of yeast dough. It comes alive under your hands, it is wonderful stuff.
Mostly, I have been baking savoury bread. Wet doughs like focaccia, dryer doughs like my [... More ...]
I am very fond of rye bread. Both light rye, as you get in delis in NY and in French boulangeries, and also the darker Eastern European style of rye bread, deep in flavour with malt and caraway.
I discovered a rather excellent bakery in Westfield at Stratford, Karaway. They produce breads from Russia [... More ...]
In this year of the Queen’s Diamond anniversary of her coronation, I am thinking that I shall rename these modern Victoria Sandwiches as Elizabeth Sponges. Only one year to go to match Victoria’s reign, and my money is on her keeping on to make Elizabeth our longest reigning monarch of all time.
So, as [... More ...]
These are simply gorgeous.. I found the recipe whilst wandering around on the net, and I couldn’t tell you how I got to it. But I am so glad I did. These are called “biscuits” by Giada di Laurentiis , who is an Italian American chef from the Food Network US site. Now Food [... More ...]
I love cooking with yoghurt, and have been meaning to pop some of my favourite recipes here for a while now, so forgive me for suddenly popping several on at once.
These little cheesecakes I made using my straight sided mini Victoria Sponge tin, which [... More ...]
The grandson came to tea after the Spurs match on Sunday, out of the blue, so I needed something really quick to put on the table. I haven’t made scones for a long time, and thought they would be rather tasty with some of Vickie Humber’s delicious apricot jam. And maybe a little plate [... More ...]
I have had this thing recently for making little steamed puddings.
I gave a quick recipe yesterday on Lynne’s Dinners, for the Marmalade and Syrup puddings we had for dinner yesterday, but I was thinking about the amazing variety that you can [... More ...]