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Gingerbread House Basics

Gingerbread House Basics

Admittedly my gingerbread house is a bit… involved. (I think it was around four evenings to make everything and put it together). But apart from the garlands (made of thyme and pink peppercorns) I used just three base recipes: gingerbread, royal icing and poured sugar. Gingerbread and royal icing are inescapable,  the poured sugar is...
Crepe Roses With Blood Oranges And Cardamom

Crepe Roses With Blood Oranges And Cardamom

If you have studied classical French pastry, people often expect you to make frilly fantastical cakes. I, however, tend to turn my nose up at these fancy-for-the-sake-of-being-fancy confections. Not just because they’re not my aesthetic taste, (and they’re usually not) but more because I think that food, when executed well, can be stunningly beautiful without...
Black Cake

Black Cake

Ultimately there are only a few ways to save money in your food budget– eat lots of cheaper foods, eat less expensive foods, don’t waste valuable trimmings, make things yourself. Usually my posts fall into the eat cheap foods and DIY categories. But were still in the thick of celebrating the new year, and even...