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Recipes by Veronica

Sourdough focaccia

Sourdough focaccia

When you make sourdough you are always looking for ways of using up starter. This recipe (also known as fougasse in France) was a good accompaniment…

Jul 2015
Intermediate
1 vote
40 views
Sunny poached apricots

Sunny poached apricots

A slightly revised version of a BBC recipe. It’s just made for the tart, red-tinged apricots we get here. Apricots are nearly always disappointing…

Jul 2015
Intermediate
1 vote
45 views
Easy fruity cakey pudding

Easy fruity cakey pudding

As you can see, it was difficult to decide what to call this. I freely admit to lifting it almost wholesale from Baking in Franglais, because I had…

Jun 2015
Intermediate
1 vote
69 views
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
47 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
2 views
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
19 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
6 views
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
9 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
8 views
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
15 views