Heart-shaped Custard Creams
Baking / Biscuits and Cookies / dessert / No yeast baking / Recipes / Sweet / vegetarian

Heart-shaped Custard Creams

Yeah, I went there. Or rather, Nigella Lawson went there first in ‘Feast’, which is one of my favourite cook books. I think she conveys quite well the sort of feelings I have towards Valentine’s Day: she talks about her all-round cynicism (and it’s this darker side of Nigella which comes through in her writing … Continue reading

Around Snacks Never Relax: Banana Chocolate Chip Pancake Ice Cream from Chin Chin Labs
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Around Snacks Never Relax: Banana Chocolate Chip Pancake Ice Cream from Chin Chin Labs

Obviously the solution to the wind and sleet is to consume more cold things. This is my first and so far my favourite weekly special from Chin Chin this year. Every flavour comes through clearly–fresh banana, little melting bits of dark chocolate, the starchy-sweet middle of a doughy pancake. We chose salted caramel sauce to … Continue reading

A Bear’s Favourite Food: First Time Adventures in Seville Orange Marmalade-Making
No oven / Preserves / Recipes / Sweet / Treats - no flour / vegetarian

A Bear’s Favourite Food: First Time Adventures in Seville Orange Marmalade-Making

While marmalade generally refers to any preserve made with citrus fruit, Seville orange marmalade is the assumed default in Britain. Marmalade wasn’t something I especially enjoyed until quite recently–yesterday morning, in fact, when I tried a jar of the home-made stuff. I didn’t have much of an idea of what I was really aiming for, … Continue reading