Author Archives: The Cornish Exile

Apricot and cherry crumble

Tesco’s had a glut of reduced price whole apricots the other day, so I picked up a punnet intending to combine them somehow with the whole bitter almonds I have. In the end though I couldn’t find a recipe that … Continue reading

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Maize flour focaccia

Once upon a time I visited a then-new store on High Street Kensington, called Whole Foods. I’m not often in Kensington, so I made the most of finding myself there by buying lots of things that I thought would be … Continue reading

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Chocolate custard muffins

When a recipe proclaims that it produces “the best chocolate muffin you’ll ever eat” you know that you’re either in for a revelation or a huge disappointment. When the recipe also involves custard, practically my favourite thing ever, both of … Continue reading

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Potato and rosemary rolls

One of the first proper bread-baking books I bought (try saying that quickly!) was Peter Reinhart’s The Bread Baker’s Apprentice. It’s a lovely book, written by a man who is clearly passionate about bread in all forms and who runs … Continue reading

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Doughnuts

Walking through Crouch End last week my flatmate and I walked past Dunn’s Bakery, which I’m led to believe is something of a Crouch End institution, although I have to confess to not having yet ventured inside. When we walked … Continue reading

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Cider rye

Last week I boiled a ham in some cider that’s been sitting unopened on my shelf since I bought it for some long ago forgotten purpose. It made zero difference to the taste of the ham, but did succeed in … Continue reading

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Raggy rolls

Earlier this week I made some spicy lamb burgers, but only today did it occur to me to make some proper burger baps to give the remaining burgers a suitable home. So, whipping out my cuttings, I pulled up Dan … Continue reading

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