Cypriot Inspired Bread Pudding

Last time I made bread pudding, amongst the wave of Good Old British nostalgia that overtakes me every time I make it, there was a small voice whispering to me as I stirred the milk into the chunks of bread."Maybe this would work with other flavours. Maybe this would work with tahini. Thought about rose …

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Nigel Slater’s Middle East: Fragrant Lebanese Rice Pudding, a variation

I adore rice pudding. From the vanilla laden stodge in a can which I will eat cold, to the snackpots, and through to the very best baked and sugared topped-with-a-baked-skin that Nans make, I will eat them all and go back for more. It’s nursery food I suppose, but for me it’s definitely a comfort …

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Blood Orange, Almond and Pistachio Cake

I have finally succumbed to the blood orange fever that's been going around instagram and Twitter.I will now admit to never having actually eaten a blood orange, so after everyone was going on about them, I thought I should. Once I'd seen this recipe by Kellie at Food to Glow, then I really knew I …

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Bean cakes. Yes. Beans.

I have bought a lovely book by Tori Haschka. I bought it because I saw photos on her Instagram feed of Raspberry, White Bean and Rose Cake, and Chocolate, Black Bean, and Cherry Cake. I was hooked, there and then.CAKE. WITH BEANS. CAKE MADE OF BEANS.Of course I bought the book!Lowering your carb intake isn’t …

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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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