Halloumi with Sweet Pepper & Coriander Salsa

Yes halloumi again. Apologies for two halloumi recipes in a row. It wasn’t especially intentional, but the weather remains warm and rather humid here in London – though nothing like the two days of heatwave (yes only two days, despite all the fuss) of two weeks’ ago. The temperature is only in the mid-20s, which […]

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Cinnamon Apple Muffins

One of the great things about my newer version of Delia’s Cakes is that there are fabulous full-page photos of all the recipes. The Spiced Apple Muffins have always tempted me but it’s taken me a long time to actually get round to making them. I was going over to the family’s for an early […]

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Oat & Raisin Cookies

I clearly feel a need to make up for all those cooking years of not making biscuits. When I was younger I had a much sweeter tooth than I do now and was very into making fancy desserts. I’ve never been a big cake maker, other than for birthdays or dessert-type cakes like Torta Caprese, […]

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Chocolate Orange Biscuits

Biscuits have never been my downfall in terms of unhealthy eating; I’m not really a biscuit person. Of course, they don’t have to be unhealthy nowadays in these more healthy eating times than when I was a child and there were packets of custard creams and other biscuits laden with sugar, or decorated in bright […]

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Quick & Easy Dundee Cake

Making a Dundee Cake is a risky business for me; fraught with the potential for family discord. It’s part of family history that I used to make Delia Smith’s Whisky Dundee Cake (in her Christmas book from 1990) for my son often when I visited him at university in Manchester or made one for him […]

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Buckwheat Pancakes with Mushrooms, Creme Fraiche & Parsley

I’ve been thinking of making these for almost three months, since those lovely warm summer days I spent in Normandy with my family in August at Manoir de Laize and sampled Normandy galettes – made with buckwheat flour – on my first day, in Falaise. I like pancakes but rarely think to make them. Shrove Tuesday […]

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