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home made pork pie

home made pork pie

I’ve eaten pork pies hundreds of times but this was my first attempt at a home made pork pie. It’s really worth the effort. If you are English and reading this you will already know what I mean by the phrase “pork pie”. It has a very definite meaning: a raised, crisp pastry, filled with coarse meat surrounded by a spiced […]

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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 […]

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perfect roast potatoes

Click here to skip to the recipe Here it is: the reason for the blog and why it’s here. My take on perfect roast potatoes. Perfect for me means golden nuggets: crunchy, shiny outside and ivory fluff inside. One of the key components to a roast dinner being truly memorable is perfect roast potatoes. I’ve spent a long time eating […]

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