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caramel croissant pudding

caramel croissant pudding This is a corker of a pud, an embellishment of a Nigella dessert. It's great if you have a couple of croissants hanging about after a weekend. It's MEGA sweet mind, so if that's not your idea of a pudding then move along. Gregg Wallace... step right up. Based on a recipe from Nigella Express.

Caramel croissant pudding (serves 4 - 6):

3 day-old croissants

100g sugar

Splash of Marsala (or other spirit you like)

500ml ready-made … Continue Reading ››

cranberry muffins

cranberry muffins A little gem from Nigella Christmas. I am firmly with her on this one: I don't know how anybody manages much more than toast on Christmas morning. And while I didn't make these on 25th December they were perfect for a couple of days later. From Nigella Lawson's Christmas Morning Muffins.

Cranberry muffins (makes about 12):

250g plain flour

2½ teaspoons baking powder

½ teaspoon bicarbonate of soda

100g caster sugar

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black forest yule log

black forest yule log Nigella just made Christmas dinner completely awesome for me this year. Along with her failsafe recipe for turkey, this yule log saved me from one of the things I don't much care for: Christmas pudding. I do however, love chocolate and one more tweak converted it into one a riff on one my favourite things in the whole world: black forest gateau. Yummy. (There was one thing stopping this being Christmas perfection for me: decorative pine cones. Could I find … Continue Reading ››

roast turkey with all the trimmings

roast turkeySometimes, blog posts I write are to spread the news of some great recipe I found. Other times it's about crazy experiments. But the aim has always been to be a log of what I cooked, and that's what this Christmas Day feast is about: to remind myself what worked and what to fix for next time. Perhaps surprisingly I'd never cooked a whole turkey before: on previous years when hosting someone else provided the turkey on another occasion I went for chicken. So … Continue Reading ››

peanut butter cheesecake

peanut butter cheesecake Nigella is back, with as camp a parade of gluttony and swank as you would expect. As usual her recipes swell with "of course you should put x and y together, it's so obvious" and impressive shortcuts. An absolute pig of a dessert was served up in the series opener, peanut butter cheesecake. She seemed to offer about a dozen warnings along the lines of "well, this is only … Continue Reading ››