Recipes

Rising excitement

We’re not the only household in the country on the edge of our seats now the final of the Great British Bake Off is looming like an ill-constructed choux pastry tower. There are at least eight million die-hard fans out there. But we are probably, definitely, certainly the keenest. For our family, the Bake Off …

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In a jam

I tried a little experiment today. Yesterday, Child Two baked the most delicious scones, which seemed like the perfect moment to get out my homemade apricot and strawberry jams (yep, I should definitely get a day job). Naturally, both of my offspring preferred to slather the gorgeous scones with Waitrose’s raspberry jam instead. And not …

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Sweet thought

Unexpected acts of kindness are so lovely, aren’t they? Yesterday, via email, I received a recipe for¬†dairy-free¬†brownies from a friend who had just heard about Child 2’s lactose intolerance. I admit that I used to be one of those harsh souls who believe a lot of diet troubles are fads. ‘We never had all these …

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Cambodian Cook-Off

I’m enjoying the Tesco Real Food Cook-Off show on Channel 5, shown on Tuesdays at 7.30pm – not least because lovely Tesco have asked me to try out some of the recipes at home. Somewhere, somehow, they may have got the idea that I am not the world’s most patient – or talented – chef …

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