Monthly Archives: February 2012

Donna’s Cinnamon Bread

I will always associate Canada with cinnamon bread and blueberry pie. I’m sure that Canadians eat other things, but they just don’t interest me. You see I’m in something of a love triangle with cinnamon bread and blueberry pie; there … Continue reading

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Weekend Wishlist

Happy weekend everyone. I hope you’ve been enjoying the sun (not Sun). While I wait patiently for some bread to (hopefully) rise in the kitchen I thought I’d share my weekend wish list with you. Cookbooks rarely appear on my … Continue reading

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Poach like a pro

A quick lunchtime offering for you. Have you ever had trouble poaching an egg? I have tried a few methods but have never had much luck. The eggy remnants stuck on the side of the pan are my kitchen pet … Continue reading

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Mountbatten cake

Battenberg cake was created to honour the marriage of Queen Victoria’s granddaughter to Prince Louis of Battenberg in 1884. The squares represented the four Battenberg princes: Louis, Alexander, Henry and Francis Joseph. Owing to anti German sentiment, many Battenbergs changed … Continue reading

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Champagne. Again.

I am ashamed to admit that I had left over champagne. This has never happened before: I love champagne. I was genuinely perturbed. It was like my belief system had taken a direct hit. Only from friendly fire. Needing to … Continue reading

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Rather rum

I really like cake and one recent Thursday evening I think I found ‘the one’. On a holiday to the Caribbean as a child I discovered Tortuga rum cake. It made a big impression at the time and upon my … Continue reading

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A journey to Macaron Mecca

I recently worked for ten weeks in the Harrods food hall when I was waiting for my permanent job to begin. From my first day one thing was clear: I would quickly become sick of Laduree macarons- just unfortunately not … Continue reading

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