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rich chocolate mousse: a game of sweet seduction

rich chocolate mousse

Chocolate has been used for hundreds of years to seduce prospective beaux or to lure back those for whom the spark may be dwindling… and what better time of year than Valentine’s Day to put this into practice? ….Yes, I know that Valentine’s Day is a manufactured celebration designed to swell Hallmark profits, but sometimes it’s good to put cynicism ...

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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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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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