Cookie dough chocolate pops

My daughter had a play date today and she always likes me to bake some cookies.  Today, however, I decided to do something a little different and rather than the dry, crisp cookies that she […]

Cubeb pepper

Mostly grown in Java and Sumatra, cubeb pepper (Piper cubeba) is sometimes known as Java pepper or tailed  pepper. The fruit is gathered before it is fully ripe and then it is carefully dried. The […]

Parmesan cheese

Parmesan cheese – officially known as Parmigiano-Reggiano, a name that under Italian law can only be applied to products made in the designated provinces – is a hard, granular cheese manufactured from unpasteurised cows’ milk. […]

Rice bran oil

Extracted from the hard outer brown layer of the rice husk after it has been chaffed, rice bran oil is notable for both its mild flavour and its high smoke point (232°C / 450°F) which […]

Pav bhaji

This is a really simple and warming street dish that I first discovered from a vendor on a cool evening on London’s embankment by the river.  I’d never heard of it before but it’s a […]

Orzo pasta

A form of short-crust pasta, orzo is the Italian word for barley (from the Latin hordeum) and is shaped like a large grain or rice or barley. As with any other pasta, it can be […]

Decadent hot chocolate shots

Hot chocolates are one of my favourite indulgences in life.  I’ve never been much of a tea or coffee drinker and it doesn’t matter if it’s a hot or cold day, if I go anywhere […]

Dal tadka

Dal tadka – literally a bean or pulse stew (dal) with a tempering (tadka) – is a classic Punjabi vegetarian dish and while most recipes call for one choice of pulse this one includes two […]

Guinness glazed carrots

These are a great accompaniment to a Sunday roast and achingly easy to make. I’ve tried this recipe with a variety of beers (and even cider) and while my preference is a good stout, feel […]

Fruit scones

Nothing evokes the pleasures of a traditional English summer afternoon more, especially outside on a good day, as the clotted cream tea with fruit scones. Whether you pronounce it with a short or long “o“, […]

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