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The Monday Treat – Lemon Cream Drizzle Cake

Perhaps it started when Ken and Carrie decided to celebrate both their birthdays and a wedding anniversary with a cake buffet at rotating restaurant The View; “What’s that you say?  Too touristy?  Shudder to think of navigating the Marriott Marquis’ … Continue reading

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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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Victoria Sponge Wedding Cupcakes

“That’s right,” said the man in front of us in the line for the tills in Selfridges. “A Buckingham Palace jelly mold”.

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The Monday treat – Lemon scones in anticipation of the Royal Wedding

Mere days away from the Royal Wedding, I can’t understand why people aren’t making more of a circus about it in the media. Nevertheless, I’m looking forward to it with great anticipation, especially since I’m back in London, which is … Continue reading

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The Monday Treat – Dauphinoise Potatoes and Mustard Pork Chops

Dauphinoise potatoes are among life’s great pleasures. They also happen to be one of my husband’s favorite things to eat. Layers of potato are baked with butter and cream until they’re soft and melting, perfect alongside a seared mustard pork … Continue reading

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The Monday Treat – Raspberry White Chocolate Pavlova

The old oven finally passed on. But in true rage against the dying of the light style, tried to take us with it if it could, spewing gas relentlessly out of the burners and eventually having to be shut off … Continue reading

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Spiced apple cupcakes

This cake can be baked in a loaf tin – in which case I sometimes serve it with toffee apple sauce or in slices spread with cinnamon butter, or with soft cheese. It’s very much a tea time cake after … Continue reading

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Oozing-Pus Chocolate Cupcakes

These are molten white chocolate truffle cup cakes by any other name, and the warm white chocolate really does ooze pus-like from the centre when they are cut open – the perfect end to an adult Halloween party. 5 oz … Continue reading

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Scones, jam and cream

Grandma tells me that she uses an egg and milk because the egg gives the scones a cake-y texture. If you prefer a less cake-y texture she gives you permission to use an extra tbsp full of milk instead. She … Continue reading

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Minute Steak with lemon cream sauce

Minute steak – just ask my husband – is not a proper caveman steak, but it is still steak, and is, therefore greatly to be desired by men. It’s the perfect meal to make for boys who have assembled en … Continue reading

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