Orange and Ginger sponge

Love this one.  Sweet, spicy and crunchy as well as soft and spongey. I make my own candied peel as we eat so many oranges and the shop bought Candied peel is bland, colourless and totally boring. Ingredients Oven goes at 190 degrees. A hand full of crystallised ginger (50g)…

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Coriander and Seed bread.

I made poppy and pumpkin seed bread with coriander today quite delicious. Proved well. Ingredients 500g Strong white Flour Packet of fresh yeast rounded tablespoon poppy seeds handful of pumpkin seeds 2 tsp coarsely ground coriander Tsp each of salt and sugar The coriander was from the garden and the flour…

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Ras al hanout chicken with Dauphinoise potatoes and spring greens

Dauphinoise potatoes are perfect for layering.  So bake some following my recipe here and then pile spring greens on top,  I cooked mine in a little oil and butter and lots of freshly ground black pepper. The chicken was leg, which I painstakingly boned. This is one of the skills…

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Ciabatta good, quick ciabatta even better.

We ate at a Belgian friend’s house last night and he has recently developed a passion for bread  making.  I came home inspired.  I also came home with a pot with a sour dough mother! The sour dough needs feeding every day for 5 days so that is a work…

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