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Stove top/Savoury

Japanese Curry With Chicken

Japanese Curry With Chicken is the perfect dinner. This style of curry is so popular in Japan. A ready made curry roux, often in block form, is popular way to make it. Curry was introduced to Japan by the British during their time in India. Adapting that to Japanese tastes, into this most delicious form, […]


Buxton Pudding – A Derbyshire Recipe

Buxton Pudding – A Derbyshire Recipe is a lovely tart. It comes from the town of Buxton in the High Peak area of Derbyshire in the UK. Buxton is a beautiful town in the Peak District. He has a rich history and became very popular in the 18th and 19th centuries when it became a […]


Earl Grey Tea Loaf Cake

This Earl Grey Tea Loaf Cake is from a recipe by Mary Berry. I saw it on a TV show when she was at Goodwood House. The recipe is also available on BBC Food. There appears to be a discrepancy, though, between the video I saw and the written recipe. I will explain about that […]


Madeleines – Perfect French Treats

This recipe for Madeleines – Perfect French Treats delivers great little cakes. Madeleines are made with a génoise sponge. That is a lovely light sponge. The cakes have a distinctive shape. That comes from baking the cakes in a mould. The moulds have a shell shape which gives a lovely appearance to the madeleines, on […]

Desserts, Stove top/Savoury

Steamed Apple Sponge Pudding

Steamed Apple Sponge Pudding is such a great dessert. It is easy to make too. The recipe is from Olive Magazine. However I will detail, later, a couple of issues that I found, offering suggestions. Historically steamed puddings are popular in the UK. Particularly sponge puddings. This one has apple in two forms. There is […]

Pies, Tarts

Beef Wellington – Sumptuous Dining

Today’s recipe is for Beef Wellington – Sumptuous Dining. It is an expensive dish to make, so is not an everyday meal. But, my goodness, it is such a wonderful treat occasionally. Beef Wellington is similar, or the same as Boeuf en Croûte. There may be a few differences to the French dish, but basically […]

Stove top/Savoury

Savoury Crêpes – Savoury Pancakes

Savoury Crêpes – Savoury Pancakes is a very easy recipe. It is all done on the stove top. The lovely thin crêpes or thicker pancakes are perfect for filling with so many things. For instance, ham and cheese, or quesidilla style with red peppers and cheese. Those are just a couple of suggestions. But these […]

Stove top/Savoury

Mushroom Duxelles – Quick & Easy

Mushroom Duxelles – Quick & Easy is such a great recipe. Mushroom Duxelles is a French dish. Finely chopped mushroom with some shallots, or onions are the basis for the dish. It is often used to cover beef fillet in Beef Wellington. But duxelles is much more than that. It is great on toast or […]


Easy Earl Grey Tea Cake

This Easy Earl Grey Tea Cake has such a great flavour. I have based the recipe on one from King Arthur Baking. That is for London Fog Cake. But I don’t use that name since I vary the recipe to my liking. But the important thing in both cakes is that they are flavoured with […]