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The Monday Treat – Birthday Cake

It was Jon’s birthday this weekend, which brought with it the usual scheduling nightmare that seems to be endemic to modern life. Jess could not do Friday. Jeremy could only do Friday. Ken could do any day, as long as … Continue reading

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This dinner will get you laid – Cinnamon Buns

  The cinnamon buns really got me.

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The Monday Treat – Amish Pie

Our friends Ingyin and Yosi planned a last road trip of summer, before returning to NYU Abu Dhabi to start the new term. Essentially, what they were looking for, was Americana.

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The Wednesday Tipple – Strawberries and Cream cocktails, and Strawberry scones

Two happy co-incidences align to strawberry-tint my world this week. One, the discovery of freeze dried strawberries at Trader Joes, brought to my attention by my friend Grace. “They’re Yuppie crack. You just can’t stop eating them!” The other, of … Continue reading

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Irish Soda Bread

This bread is perfect toasted and smothered with unsalted butter and a good blackberry jam. It’s best eaten the day it is made because there’s nothing in it that acts as a preservative. 450 g flour 1 tsp sugar (ideally … Continue reading

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Strawberry Cupcakes

All the ingredients should be at room temperature before you start. You’ll get more reliable cakes if you use scales to measure by weight rather than volume in cups. Ingredients (makes 12 fairy cakes, 8 muffin-sized cakes) 1 stick or … Continue reading

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Tropical Coconut Chocolate Cupcakes

These cup cakes are inspired by Bounty Bars, which, for the uninitiated, are sweet coconut fondants covered in milk chocolate. Although they’re a British brand, I’ve seen them on sale in NY – in fact, my local bodega stocks them. … Continue reading

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Irish Soda Bread

Soda bread is one of the least worrying breads to make because there’s no yeast to deal with. Not that yeast is especially complicated stuff, it’s just that all the proving, warming, kneading, rising business can seem daunting in a … Continue reading

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The Monday Treat – Green Velvet Cakes in anticipation of St Patrick’s Day.

Probably as a response to valentine heart-shaped cookie cutter withdrawal, the green food coloring ended up in my basket, and by the time I’d unpacked the shopping my mind was racing with ways to use it in celebration of St … Continue reading

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The Wednesday Tipple – White Russian

It’s been a week characterized by coffee. Firstly because husband Jon, in an attempt to master the fancy espresso machine that was his Christmas present decided to sample many varieties of beans from the Porto Rico Importing Company on Bleeker … Continue reading

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