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Onion soup

Serves 2, generously Six white onions Two cloves garlic Bay leaf Tarragon (optional) White wine The best stock you can find (I …

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Chickpea flour pancakes

Chickpea (gram) flour is very tasty, and makes a good pancake batter. I made these to have with a spiced spinach filling, …

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Chocolate and almond cake

It was my sister’s birthday yesterday and I wanted to make her a birthday cake. This chocolate and almond flourless cake was …

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Double chocolate cookies

Visiting friends again this weekend and I though cookies might travel better than cake – these ones were pretty hefty, and survived …

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Chocolate macarons

I watch waaaaay too many cookery shows, and The Great British Bake Off often inspires me to try ridiculous things for which …

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Almond and orange cake

My best friend has just moved into a new flat and I wanted to make her a housewarming cake. Problem: I needed …

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A week’s worth of meals

I did some food writing before Christmas for a large recipe website, and because I got paid by the recipe (with photo) …

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Cheat’s cheesecake

This super-quick pudding uses a no-bake cheese mix as a topping for digestive biscuits to create a cheesecake type dessert. Serves 4 …

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Focaccia

Making bread is one of the most satisfying things ever – it makes me feel like a wizard. It’s time-consuming in that …

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Brown rice pilaf

This is the easiest dinner in the world to make, especially if you have leftover rice. I made it the night before …

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Apple crumble muffins

Having discovered that muffins are ridiculously easy to make, I am now planning various experiments with flavours. These ones were made the …

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Mixed berry muffins

These have surprisingly little butter and sugar in them, making them a reasonably healthy version of shop-bought muffins. Obviously, you could add …

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Cinnamon buns

Makes approximately 20 buns. 450g self-raising flour 300g bread flour 100g caster sugar 2tsp live yeast, activated in about 1/4 pint warm …

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Spiced honey ginger cake

It’s Jewish New Year tonight, and traditionally we eat apples dipped in honey for a sweet new year. Honey cake is also …

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Sweet potato falafel

A friend of mine on Twitter posted a few months ago about having sweet potato falafel for dinner, and I was insanely …