Category Archives: cheese

sous vide pork osso buco with crispy polenta

sous vide pork osso buco with crispy polenta

I've been mucking about almost constantly with my Sous Vide Supreme┬ásince unpacking it the other week. Pretty much every day the old silver box has been silently ticking away, gently cooking dinner. I'm starting to get the hang of it. sous vide lamb shanks with sticky port wine sauceFollowing on from steak and gammon, I read just about every post by J. Kenji Lopez-Alt on sous vide and attacked a battery of different … Continue Reading ››
ultimate cheese scones

ultimate cheese scones

ultimate cheese scones Cheese scones remind me of my sister; back in my childhood it seems like she'd always rustled some up. Her best addition was to mix grated cheese in with butter as a filling! So bad, but so good. That recipe - I think from an ancient Marks and Spencer Seventies baking book - is a great place to start on my ultimate cheese scones. I often come back to making them as a comfort bake. Amidst the deluge of rain there was a rare sunny … Continue Reading ››
my december 2013 turkey

december round-up

You possibly don't want to hear about December again but let's shoo the last knockings of it out of the door. There were a few posts to talk about this month but even more in the way of nibbles, goodies and gewgaws I sampled. Potatoes: I started on an introspective note, discussing why I like potatoes so much as a way to pay tribute to my mum. Speaking up for Sprouts: I also put forward the defence for the green December beacon, the humble Brussels Sprout, and gave it … Continue Reading ››
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heston blumenthal’s ultimate cheeseburger

heston blumenthal's ultimate cheeseburger What is it with burgers? After spending the 2000s in the doldrums, they're now elevated to greasy lunch treat du jour. I was a little surprised to see this recipe from Heston pop up online; his In Search of Total Perfection Burger involves grinding different meat cuts together, the most laborious method for making a bun you've ever seen, and a quite detailed method of making cheese slices involving … Continue Reading ››