Desserts and sweet treats

Getting a Step Ahead of a Dinner Party

Getting a Step Ahead of a Dinner Party

This week I had to organise a small dinner-party, a bit of decadent mid-week eating for a good friend who was taking me hill-walking up the Devil’s Bit. The complicating factor was that I had to serve it in his house at the foot of the mountain straight after a three hour walk. I knew I was going to be out of the comfort zone of my own kitchen and I wanted to be able to chat away as I got the meal together rather than disappear from view...

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A ginger biscuit recipe for Goodall’s for the day that’s in it…

A ginger biscuit recipe for Goodall’s for the day that’s in it…

The only thing Chinese about this recipe is the ginger… “August 11th 1986 Happy birthday Mummy. love from Katie mlmlmlmee” So reads the inscription on the second hand copy of “The Food Aid Cookery Book”, edited by Delia Smith with a Foreword by Terry Wogan which I received from Amazon today, price £2.80. The book was published at Easter 1986 and retailed at £3.95. This copy is labelled “used,...

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Cold Comfort 3 – Warm Chocolate Puddings

Cold Comfort 3 – Warm Chocolate Puddings

There’s something about the aroma of chocolate cooking in the oven that makes you feel like having dessert beforedinner. Green & Black’s chocolate, with 72% cocoa solids, was still a novelty in 2004 when Catherine Cleary (@Catherineeats) developed this recipe for the Sunday Tribune after getting a present of the chocolate from her sister-in-law. Now there are lots of great Irish chocolates to choose from and I used...

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