Month: April 2018

  • Sticky toffee banana rice pudding

    Sticky toffee banana rice pudding

    To continue the theme of sugar – in part with my previous blog posts on baking and cake – I have been suppressing sweet-toothed dirty desires by staring at pictures of desserts on the internet. One particular dish keeps coming back to the top of my ‘to cook’ list yet I’ve never got round to […]

  • A slice of bread

    A slice of bread

    Somehow, tartines passed me by. For someone who claims to be a food-obsessive and, for that matter, work in the food industry, this is quite embarrassing. I think I was confused as the word looks so similar to ‘tarte tatin’ (it does), which is structurally the same – a carby chewy base, topped with flavourful […]

  • New beginnings: Manchester

    New beginnings: Manchester

    What goes around comes around, so they say. My life has become that phrase a little too literally. Here I am back in Manchester again. Having only left it last July. And before that the previous autumn. And before that I was at university here. I am a broken record in human form, repeating the […]

  • Hummingbird cake

    Hummingbird cake

    Everyone has a repertoire. Even if cooking simply isn’t your thing or you pay a private chef to cook for you, everyone has a practiced dish up their sleeve. Whether it’s a spaghetti Bolognese, the Sunday roast, or a secret family recipe, it’s the dish you return to like a well-worn pair of slippers. Its comfort […]