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summer pudding; I know what you did last summer in the kitchen

summer pudding

Summer pudding really is the quintessential British dessert. It uses the summer fruits that can be found in every hedgerow, farmer’s field and family garden. Blackberries, raspberries, redcurrants, blackcurrants – all bursting with juice; some gloriously sweet, some mouth-puckeringly tart. Although the British summer is notoriously unpredictable, this pudding instantly brings to mind long golden afternoons in the countryside, garden ...

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meat cannelloni with bechamel sauce

meat cannelloni with bechamel sauce

Certain food magically functions as psychotherapy for grownups’ gustative palette. It brings back their childhood tastes unaltered, no matter how much they broaden their flavor adventures, experiment and desperately nibbling the amazing cuisines of the world. Lined cannelloni stuffed with minced meat under nutmeg scented béchamel is one fine example.

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crème brûlée: vanilla decadence

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This classic dessert was a staple at 70’s and ‘80’s dinner parties but waned in popularity, largely, I believe, because modern domestic grills don’t get hot enough to burn the sugar topping into a hard caramel. As with so many recipes, we cannot be sure where or how this one originated, but what we do know is that it has ...

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Apple, Pear and Quince Charlotte

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Apple Charlotte is a traditional British dessert dating back to the 18th century. It is said that it is named after Queen Charlotte, the wife of King George III, who was patron to the English apple growers, although another theory is that the name is derived from the Old English word, charlyt, meaning a custard dish, which would date the ...

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