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Crêpes en Fête

This was contributed by the lovely Jon Henley of The Guardian. One day he’s interviewing Henning Mankell in Antibes, then he finds himself in our kitchen in Hither Green, SE London watching our family chow-down. Tant pis! (It was for … Continue reading

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The way to a man’s heart is through a deep-fat fryer

I’ve wanted to get a deep-fat fryer for ages. Vegetable tempura. Onion rings. PROPER chips. I finally treated myself to one today – for the princely sum of £15 in Tesco. There are about 23,000 different best ways of cooking … Continue reading

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A twist on Nigella’s brownies from How to be a Domestic Goddess. 190g unsalted butter 190g good quality dark chocolate 3 large eggs teaspoon vanilla extract 250g caster sugar 110g plain flour, sifted half tsp salt some chunks of white … Continue reading

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White chocolate cookies

These were easy to make and a big hit. 100g softened unsalted butter 100g golden caster sugar 100g light muscavado sugar 1 egg 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 175g plain flour half a teaspoon of baking powder pinch of salt 140g … Continue reading

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Tilly’s (or Clover’s) Carnation Milk Jelly

A (female) friend of mine points out that only men like Sophie Dahl, whom she describes as over-doing the ‘simpering blonde’ thing. Like that’s a bad thing. Anyhoo, this pudding is as camp as a summer’s day, if not Christmas. … Continue reading

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Jaffa Cake Ice Cream

The trick here is to use the cheapest jaffa cakes you can get – generic, basic supermarket ones – and the best vanilla ice cream you can find. We made this with Kelly’s Cornish clotted cream ice cream. Ingredients: Jaffa … Continue reading

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Dave’s Banoffee Pie

Thanks to Dave, Daisy and George in Carlisle for this. Boil 2 small cans of condensed milk for 90 minutes. Have faith they will not explode, and use an old saucepan – when we did this a bit of the … Continue reading

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