Lemon Olive Oil Cookies

I adore the smell of fresh lemons. I am generally captivated by lemon trees, and always wanted my own one, but living in the UK without a conservatory or a very large greenhouse makes that fairly improbable. In these cookies I used a lemon olive oil, plus extra zest, to get that zing that I …

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Sleepy Saturday afternoon baking

Husband has to work today, which means he's been shut in his studio/computer room staring at the VPN screen, looking at servers.I decided that he (we) needed a nice afternoon pick me up, and I wanted to bake something that wasn't labour intensive. I have very fond memories of my Nan making Butterfly Cakes, and …

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Chicken and Spinach with an egg and lemon sauce

There is a Greek soup called avgolemono. It is pure comfort food to any Greek, speaking to us of the days when we lived at home and Mum fed us soup when we weren’t well. Or when we had a broken heart. Or just because we loved it so. I remember being on holiday with …

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Plain houmous using dried chick peas

I bought a bag of dried chick peas ages ago, meaning to use them for something, and promptly forgot about them once I’d put them in the cupboard. That happens a lot in my house. Out of sight, out of mind and all that. I found them yesterday, so decided to actually remember to soak …

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Honey and Lemon Semolina Cake

Another flourless cake, though NOT gluten free as semolina is made from durum wheat. This is a bloody lovely cake. 125g softened butter1/2 cup sugar1 1/2 tbs finely grated orange or lemon rind*2 eggs2 tbs brandy (I used rum as that's what I had)1 cup fine semolina1 cup ground almonds1 tsp baking powerTopping2 packs shelled …

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