Rice pudding

Continuing the pudding theme, here is one of the old favourites which a lot of people don’t realise is their favourite until it’s put in front of them. The best part of this recipe is that it uses ingredients you most likely already have in your pantry… Make this recipe, and enjoy a rice pudding […]

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Victoria Sponge Cake

Victoria Sponge Cake, or Victoria Sandwich Cake, is a deceptively simple recipe. Only 4 ingredients. But as you know, the simpler a recipe, the more any flaws show, so the secret to a good Victoria Sponge is to practice, practice, and practice again, which gives you a good excuse to use up all the jam […]

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Christmas Cake

Christmas cake is best made early in the year. This allows the maximum amount of time for the flavours to mature, as well as allowing the regular sousing with brandy, whisky, whiskey, or bourbon to deepen the flavours. Preheat oven to 325f / 160c 10oz butter 10oz brown sugar 1 tablespoon black treacle or molasses […]

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Christmas Pudding

This is a 1968 recipe, based off many older recipes. I retrieved it from “Marguerite Pattens Every Day Cookbook“, which you can buy from Amazon.com second hand. See * substitutions below. 1lb raisins* 12oz sultanas* 12oz currants* 4oz chopped candied peel* 2oz blanched almonds* 2oz flour 3.5 tsp spices (cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, etc) 8oz sugar […]

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Microwave Lemon Curd

Lemon curd is delicious, and you need to make some now! 1 cup granulated sugar 3 eggs (yolks and whites) 1 cup fresh lemon juice (about 4-5 lemons) zest of 3 lemons 1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted In a large microwave-safe bowl, whisk together the sugar and eggs until smooth and thoroughly combined. Whisk in […]

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Instant hot chocolate

Hot chocolate comes in two varieties: the ones worth drinking, and the ones that you can afford. With 4 simple ingredients you most likely already have in your pantry, you can make your own! 3 cups dried non-fat milk powder 2/3 cup sugar 2/3 cup baking cocoa 1/2 tsp salt Shake ingredients thoroughly to completely […]

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Clotted Cream

Scones without clotted cream just aren’t the full shilling. That’s a fact. Unless you are in the British Commonwealth, however, getting your hands on clotted cream is somewhat of a challenge. Finding clotted cream at a reasonable price is even more so. HOW TO MAKE CLOTTED CREAM Just before you go to bed one night, […]

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Treacle Scones

Now that you have made some delicious treacle – you have made some treacle, right? – it’s time to make something delicious with it. Scones. British scones are different from American scones. They are dryer than American scones, due to the way they are presented: British scones make up for the lack of fat in […]

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Brown Sauce

If you’ve ever visited the UK you will have seen – and probably eaten – brown sauce, AKA HP Sauce, and enjoyed the sweet, tangy, fruity goodness. If you see it on the shelves in the US your eyes have probably bled at the price. Well, here you go: home made brown sauce. Unlike the […]

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Mustard

I find American mustard very frustrating. Even the stuff called “hot mustard” has barely any perceptible heat. As usual, I have turned to my culinary patron saint, Alton Brown, for the base recipe and adapted it to allow me to dial in the right level of sinus scorching! 1/4 cup dry mustard powder 2 teaspoons […]

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