Desserts

rhubarb blondie recipe

Precocious Rhubarb Pink and Whities

went away for a day on a food writing course run at Otter Farm by Diana Henry. So I asked Jessi and Issy to cook lunch for the four remaining adults. When I ...
no-cook chocolate cake recipe

Chocolate Rum Cake inspired by Crispins

“She said, ‘I’m terribly sorry, Bruce, I got a bit pissed last night and I gave your telephone number to a man, who you probably won’t like. His name is Peter N...
lemon cookies recipe

Illicit Casa Amora Lemon-scented Cookies

In Lisbon I stayed in a most wonderfully different, endearingly eccentric, sort of pension, the Casa Amora. On arrival I was welcomed by Juan, who met me at the...
smartie souffle recipe

Smart Smartie Soufflé

In the process of researching into a couple of rather complicated posts I began reading Peter Barham’s The Science of Cooking. Peter Barham is a professor at...
peach melba recipe

Operatic Peach Melba

The Duke of Orléans gave a dinner at The Savoy for the Australian soprano, Nellie Melba, in the early 1890s. Melba was singing in Wagner’s opera, Lohengrin. In ...