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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 ››

february round-up

February's a short month but there's still lots of bits and bobs to catch up on. It was a disastrous month in the life of a food blogger, as both my Internet and my oven broke. Challenging times! Here's a few light bites that saw me through: New York Bakenew york bakery bagels duory Co. Mini bagels: oh man, I couldn't get enough of these Duo 50 wholemeal / 50 white flour recipe. Super-savoury, very moreish and great with ham and cream cheese. I also had some … Continue Reading ››

roasted beef roasties

roasted beef roasties albert bartlett innovator actifry chips We've just seen the back of national chip week for another year! That's the excuse you needed to have chips tonight sorted then. In celebration of this auspicious occasion, Albert Bartlett sent me some Innovator potatoes to try out. They're a floury general-purpose type so I cooked 'em a bunch of ways. My favourite were these beef dripping-soaked gold nuggets which lit up the Sunday roast. They made … 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 ››