Years ago I read that the only equipment you needed in a kitchen was a sharp knife and a chopping board. True to this philosophy I spurned gadgets of all sorts until the day, while trying to remove a poached egg from
This is my version of the recipe that appears in Mary Norwak’s charming cookery book English Puddings: Sweet & Savoury. As the pastry doesn’t require baking blind it’s a very quick and easy recipe, especially if you buy ready made
I’m a great reader of cookery books. I read the introductions, all those notes on techniques or ‘what went wrong?’ and I even peruse the sections on new ingredients or the lists of cooking terms. I enjoy it when you get
These muffins are wonderfully quick and easy to make. The hardest part is probably learning not to overmix the batter. Oh, and corn oil and granulated sugar may seem slightly unusual ingredients – but they really do make the best muffins.
For 2017, in my “12 recipes, one baking tin” series, I shall be publishing monthly quick and easy recipes that require only one 12-hole deep bun or muffin tin. I like to start the new year off with the zesty kick of citrus fruits
What could be more warming on a cold Winter’s day than a delicious bowl of soup? This fits the bill perfectly, with hearty vegetables and the earthy flavours of Puy lentils and thyme. It freezes well too, so why not make
My soup making career got off to a rather explosive start. I’d tasted potato soup in the café at the Minories Art Gallery in Colchester, Essex and, having managed to track down a recipe in the days before the internet, I