Lemon meringue ice cream pie

Tuesday, 27 March 2018|Sweet tooth|Tags: , |

People often write me, asking for a specific recipe or more of a particular kind of recipe. I always adore hearing from readers, but sadly I simply cannot get to everything I am asked for. Nothing is discarded though, as all requests dutifully go into my ‘one day’ file. This recipe for lemon meringue ice cream pie has its roots […]

Spiced Kitke French toast with honey-roasted plums

Thursday, 8 March 2018|Breakfast|Tags: |

Breakfast Monday through Friday is a frugal affair at chez M&M. Utilitarian at best, the focus is on getting the required energy and nutrients to sustain me through the day – and doing it as fast as possible. But then there are weekends. And my oh my, then the focus is very much on indulgence – preferably of the buttery, […]

Old-fashioned baked sago pudding

Thursday, 3 August 2017|Sweet tooth|Tags: , |

Baked sago pudding with apricot jam and a feather light meringue topping… Hmmm. This is the stuff of my childhood – when Sunday lunch on gran’s farm was by far the biggest treat of the week. Out would come the snow-white crocheted tablecloth, big enough for a table that would seat grandma, grandpa, 9 kids and their offspring. She must […]

Mustard the old-fashioned way

Tuesday, 11 October 2016|Uncategorized|Tags: , |

I have at least five different kinds of mustard in my fridge at any given time. Good old hot English, wholegrain (great for salad dressings), Dijon (great for anything) and some gourmet ones with exotic ingredients like black truffle and Chablis. Sophisticated stuff.

And then I have the other kind. The one of my childhood, the one that grandma made – […]

Souffléd welsh rarebit with Healey’s mature cheddar

Tuesday, 23 August 2016|Nibbles|Tags: , |

My introduction to Welsh rarebit was not exactly auspicious. We’re talking London many, many moons ago. I was slaving away in big kitchens for about two pence an hour. It involved hairnets and lots of frying. Enough said.

On this particular day in this particular kitchen in a VERY fancy department store (you know, the kind of place where Princess Di […]

how to make hollandaise – 3 foolproof methods

Wednesday, 22 June 2016|Basic recipes|Tags: , |

About the most sinful thing you can do with fat and eggs… Yup folks, that would be those three charming French culinary cousins mayonnaise, béarnaise and hollandaise. Mayonnaise is the odd one out in this party as the fat content is provided by oil, whereas béarnaise and hollandaise use, you guessed it, butter.

I’ve seen many a competent cook blanch at […]