Archive of ‘Recipe’ category

Cookbook confessional + a resolution

yogurt drop scones mamushkaHow many of you actually use your cookbooks? I don’t think I’m alone in having a cookbook buying addiction yet hardly using them once I’ve put them on the shelf, relying on Google for recipes instead. Or, if we’re being honest, just making it up as I go along.

I rarely make New Year’s Resolutions because they’re so hard to keep (especially the ones about giving up cake) but I quite like the one I’ve made this year – to use my cookbooks. (more…)

Rotli, roti or chapati? How to make the perfect Indian flat bread

chapati roti rotli how toWhat do you call them? In Gujarati they are called rotli, and in other parts of India roti, and also chapati – which is often used outside of India. They are a soft, unleavened, flat bread made from a mixture of brown and white wheat flour, used to scoop up your curry. (more…)

Mincemeat & Carrot Cake

mincemeat and carrot cake

I suspect that most of you reading this have a jar of mincemeat languishing in the back of your fridge, not quite enough for a batch of mince pies (which, let’s face it, you’re probably sick of by now) but definitely not something you want to just throw away. Let’s embrace leftovers with a cake!


Amaretto Hot Toddy

amaretto hot toddyI’m struggling with the weather at the moment, it’s very cold. We’re counting down the days until we can move into our new (warmer) house and out of this very charming but freezing 17th century cottage that we’ve shivered in for the last 4 winters. It’s been lovely, don’t get me wrong, but I’m looking forward to insulation and working radiators. Until then, this hot toddy is helping me get through the January weather. (more…)

Rome Style Pizza – Pizza Al Taglio

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We spent our holiday in Rome three years ago existing on pizza and gelato, it was pretty sweet. Rome style ‘pizza al taglio’ is cut to the size you’d like from a large tray, warmed and handed to you wrapped in paper, the perfect takeaway. (more…)

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