How To Make Fluffy Brown and White Thai Jasmine Rice in a Rice Cooker
Cooking Equipment / No oven / Recipes / Thai / Vegan

How To Make Fluffy Brown and White Thai Jasmine Rice in a Rice Cooker

I don’t think this is an incredibly profound suggestion, but you may nonethless find this useful: try mixing 50/50 brown jasmine rice and white jasmine rice. You get the fluffy texture of white rice and the nutty flavour of brown rice. I don’t know enough about the health benefits to promise you anything; all I … Continue reading

Cranberry Chocolate Orange Shortbread Biscuits
Baking / Biscuits and Cookies / chocolate / Christmas (and leftovers) / holidays / No egg baking / No yeast baking / Recipes / Sweet

Cranberry Chocolate Orange Shortbread Biscuits

This is a good biscuit to make if you’re bored by the ubiquity of saccharine goods–the dough itself is just barely sugar-sweet, carrying the flavour of orange zest, chocolate and dried cranberries very well. They also have a good crunch and crumble to them before melting in the mouth. To add to these virtues, the … Continue reading

Nigella Lawson’s Cranberry Mincemeat (No Alcohol) – Further Thoughts
Baking / Christmas (and leftovers) / holidays / No oven / Pies and tarts / Recipes / Sweet / Vegan / vegetarian

Nigella Lawson’s Cranberry Mincemeat (No Alcohol) – Further Thoughts

I think it’s time for an update on those cranberry mince pies I made 3 years ago. This is the mincemeat I’ve used for the past few years and nothing will persuade me to part from it (yet!), but I have grown out of the phase where I think public figures are infallible, their creations … Continue reading

Favourite Chocolate Chip Cookies
Baking / Biscuits and Cookies / Bonfire night / chocolate / Christmas (and leftovers) / dessert / halloween / holidays / No yeast baking / Recipes / Sweet / vegetarian

Favourite Chocolate Chip Cookies

This is a scaled down and slightly saltier version of Dave Lebovitz’s cookies that I’ve been using for several years now. They have had the honour of being favourably and shamelessly featured on a Ferretbrain podcast, which was ostensibly about books but momentarily turned into live cookie-tasting and giggling over Mr. Pear’s voice and velvet … Continue reading