Category Archives: sweet stuff

Recipe: Peach Cobbler

Really, a cobbler is for later on in the summer, when the fruit is getting a bit old and past it, not now when they are just starting to appear in the shops.  But I foolishly left the peaches in … Continue reading

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3 Ways to Make Milk Free Hot Chocolate

Although the threatened snow hasn’t arrived yet, it is cold around here and the sight of the kids running through what eldest called ‘leaf snow’ reminded me it is the start of hot chocolate season, when I try to keep … Continue reading

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Recipe: Tangy Lemon Cake

Here’s the recipe for yesterday’s cake. I’ve tagged it as cooking with kids, but really what happened was my kitchen was suddenly invaded by a 6 year old, a 4 year old and a 2 year old. They had been … Continue reading

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A Massive Pink Cake

Youngest had a tough medical event today, but she has been a trooper, so I asked her what she wanted to make. “A massive *waves arms* pink cake!” she said. Her wish was my command. The dough is actually a … Continue reading

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The Holy Grail

This is something I’ve been considering for a long time. How to make the sort of pastry that is the essence of what people think of when they think of sweet food made with milk and butter. The eclair. Often … Continue reading

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Chocolate Tartine

I’ve been reading The Little Paris Kitchen. I lived in Belgium as a child so simple straight forward French cooking is very familiar from family trips to Northern France, but I got out of the habit of French style cooking … Continue reading

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Snapshot: the cookies

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