Archive for April, 2012

April 25, 2012

Bread and Butter Pudding

Bread and Butter Pudding

I was recently watching the Hairy bakers bakation, and as always, I want to cook what they are cooking. They were in Slovakia and made a bread and butter pudding with fruit on the top- a traditional dish over there. I love bread and butter pudding and had a big craving after watching this so thought I would give it a go.

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April 18, 2012

Tapped and Packed

Tapped and Packed

Met up for a lunch date with a dear friend of mine near Warren Street and although I’ve eaten around there many times before I have never taken much notice of this gorgeous little cafe.

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April 14, 2012

Steak and Red Wine Pie

Steak and red wine pie

From the Great British Bake off book, although slightly changed as I didn’t leave the meat overnight as is recommended in the book due to my dis-organisation of the meal. Still tasted amazing even if I do say so myself.

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April 6, 2012

Ally Pally Farmer’s Market

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Situated in the leafy neighbourhood of Hornsey on a Sunday morning Alexandra Palace places host to a farmers market. Open from 10am to 3pm, full of tasty delights for foodies and non foodies alike. Whether you are looking for a nice cut of Welsh lamb or just out for a tasty snack, there is plenty to see.

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April 2, 2012

Shortcrust Pastry

I often use the ready-made pastry if I’m trying to make a pie quickly, but home-made pastry is by far more yummy.

If you want to make your own pastry follow this recipe, make sure you have cold hands (something I never have so have to have about a hundred windows open while I’m cooking) and put on an apron.
These quantities are perfect for pie making, so just reduce or increase the amounts depending on what you are baking. If you want the pastry to be more buttery, just add a little more butter.

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