Cinnamon & burnt honey ice cream from Ruby Tandoh’s ‘Flavour’
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Cinnamon & burnt honey ice cream from Ruby Tandoh’s ‘Flavour’

Hello. How are you? I’m okay. The world is really fucking grim. Let’s make ice cream. I love non-sequiturs! This ice cream is from Ruby Tandoh’s second book, Flavour, and it’s gorgeous. The base is fresh and milky, with the perfect amount of cinnamon to honey. The first thing you taste is the bright gold … Continue reading

Tangerine, clementine, or mandarin curd
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Tangerine, clementine, or mandarin curd

A gentle, fragrant curd with freshly squeezed tangerines and their bittersweet zest. It was a good relaxing morning today: we listened to Drive-in Saturdays, a double-feature movie podcast by Dorian and Saoirse, Mr. Pear made me tea in my favourite mug, and I had crumpets with plenty of homemade tangerine curd. I was also at the same time reading a … Continue reading

Small batch rhubarb, pineapple & vanilla jam
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Small batch rhubarb, pineapple & vanilla jam

Another wonderful preserve from Beatrice Ojakangas, this time a sweet, simple rose gold jam, one of my favourites. Perfect for brightening up the cold months. ‘You’ll love the aroma of this jam cooking,’ Ojakangas writes. Yes. Sour pink rhubarb, sunny pineapple and deep, rich vanilla come together in an unexpectedly lovely way: it’s truly lovely, so syrupy and … Continue reading

Chocolate hazelnut brown butter cake
Baking / Cakes / chocolate / No yeast baking / Recipes / Sweet / Treats - no flour / vegetarian

Chocolate hazelnut brown butter cake

  This chocolate-deep, star-topped cake formed part of my New Year’s spread, the first party I’ve thrown in absolute years. The rest of the menu: Massaman curry, half of Leela’s with chicken drumsticks Khanom jeen nam ya (rice noodles + curry chicken) – this is made to be served at room temp, which helps a lot Mac & cheese, … Continue reading

Apple caramels
Bonfire night / Christmas (and leftovers) / halloween / holidays / No oven / Recipes / Sweet / Treats - no flour / vegetarian

Apple caramels

Another caramel thing, but who’s complaining? I’ve wanted to try this recipe for years and here it is: soft golden caramels with a cosy apple flavour. It’s coming up to Bonfire Night, which is when British people set things on fire when it is cold (as opposed to summer, when we set our food on fire to make the … Continue reading

Small batch raspberry lychee rose jam, inspired by confiture Ispahan
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Small batch raspberry lychee rose jam, inspired by confiture Ispahan

A soft, beautiful pink-red jam where the fragrance of raspberry and lychee is underscored by a little rose. This was inspired by a collaboration between Pierre Herme and la fée des confitures, the incomparable Christine Ferber. Her confiture Ispahan is a two-layer jam with lychee, raspberry, and rose. As far as I know, this item is only available for … Continue reading

Mandarin orange yoghurt pudding, creamy and refreshing
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Mandarin orange yoghurt pudding, creamy and refreshing

An orange ice cream lolly (what Americans neatly call a creamsicle) in soft set jelly form with just-sweetened creamy yoghurt, freshly squeezed mandarin juice, and fragrant zest. Still melt-in-the-mouth and refreshing, but even brighter. Recently I’ve been craving those orange yoghurt or milk drinks by Betagen and Dutch Mill that you get in Thailand. I am aware … Continue reading

Small batch vanilla bean marshmallows for your hot chocolate
Bonfire night / Christmas (and leftovers) / halloween / holidays / marshmallow / No oven / Recipes / Small batch / Sweet / Treats - no flour

Small batch vanilla bean marshmallows for your hot chocolate

Vanilla is my favourite spice. Forget thinking of it as timid and beige–forget it, alright? It’s beautiful, dark, full, and rich, and should be respected. Marshmallows bear this perfume wonderfully. These ones have a fluffy egg white base, which means they melt slowly and perfectly into a mug of hot chocolate. There are a bunch of ways to make … Continue reading