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These are a local delicacy from Bordeaux. It's pronounced can-elle-eh It's a great recipe if you have lots of egg yolks left over and you want to make something that will last longer than a custard or a mayonnaise. If you fancy a day in the kitchen, then separa...

Making homemade pancakes is the easiest recipe ever, I've never understood why people buy packets, it's the same thing but don't get me started!

The season for artichokes is starting to fade and with that, the last harvest of homegrown artichokes produced 6.

Mayonnaise is a great cookery staple to learn, it's base of lots of great sauces.

These are such a French classic, and just a simple recipe you can knock up really quickly and it looks and tastes amazing! A real crowd pleaser...


750ml/1⅓ pint milk
1 vanilla pod, seeds only
6 free-range egg yolks
190g/7oz caster sugar

6 free-range egg whites
190g/7o...

Confit and lentils is a very traditional combination around here, it's great hearty dish and goes perfectly with a glass of St Emilion wine.

I do love a mousse and with my recent return to eating chocolate (my migraines stopped me eating it for a few years but now I'm sporting my anti-migraine glasses, I'm good to go!!) I've been on the hunt for a really great mousse recipe. For me, a mousse means bubbles,...

February 7, 2017

Obviously you don't have to cook pancakes only on pancake day, we cook them all the time! Personally, I favour the French style crepes over the thicker American style, they should super thin and light, not greasy and great for sweet or savoury. In France pancake da...

January 12, 2017

So I'm back in the kitchen after the cooking marathon of Christmas and New Year. I've had a KitchenAid on my 'to buy' list for ages, and lucky me, my sister bought me one for Christmas! I've not been this excited at Christmas since I was a child! It...

December 19, 2016

Many many moons ago (about 15 years ago), during a trip to Waitrose I picked up a Delia Smith recipe card for christmas cake.

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