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Sourdough chocolate cake

Sourdough chocolate cake

Anyone who makes sourdough is always looking for ways of using surplus starter, to avoid throwing it away. I am not a huge chocolate cake fan, and…

Apr 2015
Intermediate
1 vote
37 views
Pot-roasted chicken and root vegetables

Pot-roasted chicken and root vegetables

I cooked this based on a recipe from Slimming World, believe it or not, adapted to my own tastes and what I had…

Mar 2015
Intermediate
1 vote
Duck Wellington

Duck Wellington

A freezer catastrophe meant that we had to quickly find ways of using up the entire thawed-out contents of the freezer. This recipe, adapted from…

Nov 2014
Intermediate
1 vote
8 views
Spelt sourdough

Spelt sourdough

It’s said to be quite difficult to make a good loaf using spelt (épeautre in French) because it has less gluten in it than modern wheat, so it tends…

Jun 2014
Intermediate
1 vote
1 view
Café de Paris butter

Café de Paris butter

This is a killer condiment which I’m sure will enhance all sorts of things. It was invented in Geneva, presumably at the cheapest generic viagra…

May 2014
Intermediate
1 vote
2 views
Successful sourdough: how I got there

Successful sourdough: how I got there

My home-made sourdough starter is about to celebrate its first birthday, so it seems a good moment to revive…

Mar 2014
Intermediate
1 vote
Salted caramel sauce (caramel au fleur de sel)

Salted caramel sauce (caramel au fleur de sel)

Many competent cooks seem to be terrified of making caramel. Why? It’s a doddle. There are only two things that…

Nov 2013
Intermediate
1 vote
5 views
Torrijas

Torrijas

I love torrijas — if I see them on a dessert menu in Spain, all the other options immediately become irrelevant. They are basically the same as what…

Nov 2013
Intermediate
1 vote
6 views
Pot-roasted wild boar

Pot-roasted wild boar

A neighbour kindly gave me a leg of young wild boar recently. I find the traditional method of cooking boar here (marinating for 2-3 days in robust…

Jun 2013
Intermediate
1 vote
115 views
English apple pie

English apple pie

It must be over a decade since I last made an apple pie. Since I became French, my default option for apples and pastry is sinfully easy Tarte…

Jan 2013
Intermediate
1 vote
2 views