In My Kitchen, March 2016

This year is, so far, moving along at a quick clip. Here are two highlights of February from my kitchen. I bought two rather old versions of Mary Berry’s cookery books at Costco a few weeks ago. I suspect they’re seconds. The binding is slightly wonky, but never the mind — the recipes are wonderful. I…

Autumn is Sourdough Time

I fed Sedrick-the-sourdough-starter the other day, coaxed him back into action, and he produced a few bouncy loaves of bread. Kept one to eat right away, and froze the other for later in the week. As it happened, later in the week was two days later, which I reckon is (technically) later in the week. I…

How to Cook Bacon Without Making a Mess

I love streaky bacon. I don’t particularly love cleaning up the mess on the cooker afterwards though. But there is an easy, mess-free way to do this. Pop your streaky bacon on a foil-lined baking sheet, and you’ll find that this same bacon hardly shoots a drop of fat anywhere. Yes, it will sizzle and…

The Ultimate Scone Buttermilk Biscuit Recipe

This is not my recipe, so I’ll not take any credit for it. It is however one of the best that I’ve stumbled over, so I thought you’d like to know about it. It’s called Ultimate Scones, and it’s at the BBC Good Food website. And here’s the way they look when you’ve baked them!

International Scones Week

I baked scones for International Scones Week. That’s not to say that I baked them during International Scones Week. Last week was manic; the scones had to wait for me to breathe. Sunday morning was calm enough for the occasion, so here’s my contribution to Celia’s annual event. Photos of the participants’ scones are at…

Heston’s Perfect Roasted Potatoes

How-To-Make Perfect Roasted Potatoes My mum loved to burn potatoes. Well, that’s what I assumed. Turns out that she just burned potatoes. No love involved. It’s like this, you see. My dad loved crispy fried potatoes, and true to form, my mum never quite knew when to stop. That makes sense when you have a…

How To Make Homemade Dog Biscuits

How To Make Homemade Dog Biscuits My Molly loves treats but some of them are not particularly healthy. Some have a large amount of sugar, and in my opinion a dog should not be introduced to sugar. I want to know what Molly is eating. Fat? That’s what the ingredient list said on a popular…