recipes

Banoffee ice cream

We bought a jar of dulce de leche in Madrid. After being torn for a couple of weeks between making it last as long as possible and wanting to do something outrageous with it, I saw two brown-spotted bananas in the fruit bowl that nobody except me would eat and got an idea. 125ml whipping

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Hungarian poppy seed roll

Whenever I’m in Germany I want to eat poppy seed pastry. I love it and we don’t seem to have it here. Last time in Berlin I bought a half-pound bag of poppy seed to bake my own, forgot about it, and found it again when I was looking for something else, as those things

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Veal and venison pie

Boxing Day success. My daughters gave me the meat thermometer for St. Nicholas; next time I make a pork pie I’ll try it on that, too. Added thoughts and observations, December 27. Veal and venison filling: meat from a smallish roebuck foreleg, or 10oz (300 g) stewing venison, cubed goose fat, bacon fat, lard or

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Making ghee

When I first started trying my hand at Indian cooking I thought ghee was an esoteric substance, only to be obtained at forbidding cost from specialist shops. And indeed, whenever I found ghee for sale it was expensive and marketed as something really special. But in fact it’s extremely easy and cheap to make, rather

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