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Oct 282013
How do I make....Meringue?

Ah, yes. The fluffy pillows of billowing meringue….crunchy on the outside, chewy within. Add a splurge of cream and some tart berries and just dissolve into a taste and texture sensation that is hard to resist. So, why did it take me years to actually feel brave enough to make it? Perhaps because whenever I […]

Nov 252012
Christmas Pudding

“Stir up, we beseech thee, O Lord, the wills of thy faithful people!”  That was once the reading from the Book of Common Prayer in church on this day and it has incited people to also stir up their suet and fruit!  Today is Stir-up Sunday, the last Sunday before advent when traditionally the Christmas […]

Jan 292012
Blueberry Tart

My latest bake was Blueberry Tart from Joanne Harris’ book – The French Kitchen.  Yes, she’s the one who wrote Chocolat.  And yes, to my satisfaction there was a section in the recipe book called just that. This blueberry tart is like the ones you find in French patisseries and looks really difficult, tasted divine […]