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Chuckychops old fashioned bread puddin�??

Posted by me on December 13, 2020 at 2:30 AM Comments comments (3)

My Dad used to make a mean old fashioned bread puddin’, my mum only ever ate it hot and the rest of the family only ever ate it cold... either way it’s a perfect way to utilise stale bread. Dads secret was to use leftover brewed tea from the pot, and a good sprinkle of crunchy white sugar on the top after baking.... it's the little things ❤️❤️❤️ &...

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Raspberry Bakewell sharing bread

Posted by me on August 16, 2020 at 4:40 PM Comments comments (96)

As a young teenager in the late 1970’s I lived in New Addington , a large council estate on the Surrey/Kent border. Every Saturday we would buy our bread from a small, family run bakery at the parade of shops, and if Mum could be persuaded, a cake or two.... my favourite was a ring of soft, fluffy buns - filled with billowing, synthetic cream and...

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Japanese milk bread

Posted by me on August 16, 2020 at 3:20 PM Comments comments (200)

Japanese milk bread

I cannot begin to tell you how damn good this utterly delicious, soft and fluffy bread is - similar in taste and texture to a brioche loaf, It’s incredibly simple and easy to make but I would definitely recommend only making it if you have a stand mixer with a dough attachment or a bread maker as the dough is extremely we...

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Cheese and walnut beer bread

Posted by me on May 8, 2020 at 3:05 PM Comments comments (0)

This simple bread is perfect, sliced and thickly buttered , served with a steaming bowl of soup. My favourite has to be a creamy Stilton and onion , a match made in heaven ❤️

300g plain flour

25g sugar

3 tsp baking powder

1 tsp salt

100g mature cheddar cheese, grated

1 small onion, finely diced, fried ...

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Store cupboard curry and yogurt pot flatbreads

Posted by me on April 20, 2020 at 9:40 AM Comments comments (95)

Store cupboard curry and yogurt pot flatbreads

1 x can chopped tomatoes

1 x can beans of your choice or chick peas

200g dried lentils

2-3 heaped dessert spoons curry powder

2 cloves garlic or a spoon of garlic puree/granules

1-2 stock cubes

1/4 tube tomato purée ( about 2 heaped tablespoons)

Sugar a...

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Old fashioned bread pud

Posted by me on April 20, 2020 at 9:10 AM Comments comments (99)

Comfort food for me has to include one of the few things my Dad used to make.. an old fashioned bread pudding! Made with the stale bread, we would otherwise have thrown away, it was perfect, eaten hot for pudding or cold as a little something to see us through until dinner time. Dads secret ingredient was the tea he used to soak the stale bread in, befo...

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Tato cakes - makes 12- 16

Posted by me on April 20, 2020 at 4:55 AM Comments comments (108)

Tato cakes ❤️ it always amuses me how different countries can take, basically the same two ingredients and produce two totally different dishes �� in Italy, this potato and flour mixture would be gently simmered in water and made into gnocchi, smothered in a garlic butter or pesto, in the UK we shallow fry the mixture, cut in...

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Cheese and onion beer bread

Posted by me on April 20, 2020 at 4:10 AM Comments comments (73)

Cheese and onion beer bread!

300g plain flour

25g sugar

3 tsp baking powder

1 tsp salt

115g mature cheddar cheese, grated plus a little more for the top

1 small onion, finely diced, fried in a heaped tablespoon of butter until soft and golden

1 egg, beaten

95ml lager

30ml milk

3 tbsp oil

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Mardi Gras King Cake with cream cheese and pecan nuts

Posted by me on July 28, 2015 at 11:15 AM Comments comments (97)

If you happen to visit the city of New Orleans on Shrove Tuesday or Fat Tuesday as it is affectionately known in the USA (Mardi Gras translated from the French means Fat Tuesday….) you will be mesmerised by the vibrancy, loud noise and party atmosphere of the carnival that happens at this time every year

Parades, marching bands, floats and ...

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Sunkissed tomato and goats cheese sharing bread .... Free from meat

Posted by me on March 29, 2014 at 12:40 AM Comments comments (97)

Making and baking bread has got to be one of the most therapeutic pastimes you can think of.Just kneading the dough releases pent up aggression and emotions and the harder you beat it the more your bread will benefit. When I was going through my divorce many moons ago I used to bake bread on almost a daily basis and within a week or two I was making th...

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Char Sui Bao ( Chinese baked pork buns)

Posted by me on February 27, 2014 at 4:40 PM Comments comments (96)

When I go home to my parents in Surrey, no visit would be complete without an excursion to Wing Yips Chinese supermarket and the little instore bakery. They make THE BEST Cantonese pork buns with a sticky sugar glaze and filled with unctuous nuggets of BBQ pork and its been my mission for a long time to create these succulent morsels so I can enjoy the...

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Posted by me on September 21, 2013 at 2:50 PM Comments comments (95)

Long, long ago an Anglo Saxon or two (after they had of course finished marauding and smashing things up) would sit around the fire; drink ale and stuff their little hairy faces with the forefathers of these little pikelets. Unlike pikelets of today they were more like a hard pancake (and there wouldn’t have been any lovely jam or sugar and lemon juice...

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Sticky white chocolate and cranberry iced buns...

Posted by me on October 21, 2011 at 4:00 AM Comments comments (95)

I love baking bread, the smell of it permeating through the house is one of lifes little pleasures and beating seven bells out of the dough is a great stress reliever. My gorgeous hubby on seeing my hand kneading efforts wanted to know why I wasn't u...

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