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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
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
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
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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
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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
1 view
Mince pies with frangipane topping

Mince pies with frangipane topping

I find mince pies can easily be too heavy on the pastry. So I was pleased to find a recipe for mince pies with…

Dec 2012
Intermediate
1 vote
Romesco sauce

Romesco sauce

This is a truly classic Catalan sauce. Pounded nuts, usually almonds, are a strong feature of Catalan cooking, used to thicken sauces, whether…

Dec 2012
Intermediate
1 vote
Fudgy chocolate brownies

Fudgy chocolate brownies

The web is awash with recipes claiming to be “the best brownies ever”. I make no such claim for this recipe; they are extremely good, but tastes…

Aug 2012
Intermediate
1 vote
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