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perfect yorkshire puddings

perfect yorkshire puddings

A roast dinner is a marvellous thing (I would say that, so many of these recipes are for a roast dinner!). Yes, the meat is the star, no question of that. But so many of the sides really make it. An excellent gravy, rich with scrapings from the tin. Crisp and fluffy roast potatoes, burnished gold. A creamy and savoury […]

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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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