Desserts

no-cook chocolate cake recipe

Chocolate Rum Cake inspired by Crispins

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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 ...
what to do with leftover condensed milk

Condensed milk cookies

I found the remains of a tin of condensed milk in my fridge. What to do with it? It was in danger of becoming a permanent fixture. The solution was to make t...