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Life Goes On: Promise of Hope and Renewal as we approach Spring and the Great Feasts of Passover and Easter

Life Goes On: Promise of Hope and Renewal as we approach Spring and the Great Feasts of Passover and Easter

Spring is here already, and bit by bit nature is coming to life again.  The Great Feasts of Passover and Easter are upon us, and as subdued and restricted as our holidays might be this year because of the coronavirus, let us all hold on to the thought that this threat will pass, hopefully sooner rather than later. In this vein, I've opted to keep the recipes for this blog to the more simple, but still festive, ones. LEMON SPONGE WITH MASCARPONE ICING A classic British Victoria sponge cake with a lemon or orange curd filling and mascarpone icing Ingredients...

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15 Different Types of Pancakes from Across the Globe for Pancake Day, Shrove Tuesday, February 25, 2020

15 Different Types of Pancakes from Across the Globe for Pancake Day, Shrove Tuesday, February 25, 2020

There are some years that you cannot blink in February, 'cos if you do, as soon as you're done celebrating Valentine's Day it's Shrove Tuesday, the last day before Lent starts.  This is one of those years, since we'll be celebrating Shrove Tuesday on February 25th, just a week from now. Shrove Tuesday, as we all know, is also known as Fat Tuesday/Mardi Gras by the French-speaking world, or Pancake Day by their British and American counterparts, and in the past was the day we were supposed to purge our larders of such ingredients as eggs, butter and cream in...

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HOLIDAY RECIPES 2019

HOLIDAY RECIPES 2019

  Some recipe classics never go out of fashion.  Here's our pick for this year's Hanukkah and Christmas season!  Tell us what you think! Breakfasts and Snacks Apple Cider Donuts Ingredients   (for about 12 standard - 24 mini donuts) 1 cup (8 fl oz) apple cider (reduced to 3/8 cup or 6 tablespoons) 1 cinnamon stick 5 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted ¼ cup (1¾ oz/50g) granulated sugar ¼ cup (1¾ oz/50g) light brown sugar 6 tablespoons buttermilk 1 egg 1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract ½ teaspoon cinnamon 1¾ cups (7⅓ oz/ 210g) Organic Einkorn Pancake & Baking Mix Method Reduce the apple cider on a stove. Pour your apple...

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Baking Basics, Part 2: Baking Mixes, The Batters

Baking Basics, Part 2: Baking Mixes, The Batters

Picking up from where we left off in our first blog about Baking Mixes (see here) we now want to look at how to use the same baking mix we used to make the biscuits, scones and dumplings in that article to make batter recipes such as  Muffins, Coffee Cakes, Steamed Puddings, Pancakes and Waffles. Since these baked goods are wetter and sweeter that the first ones we'll be naturally increasing our liquids and upping the butter and sugar content.  Batters: Muffins, Coffee Cakes, Pancakes, Waffles: Muffins (12.5 - 40% sugar) Muffins have relatively little fat or sugar, and are...

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April 2019: The Festivals of Spring: Passover and Easter (continued)

April 2019: The Festivals of Spring: Passover and Easter (continued)

I'm picking right up from where we left off this time last year, when I shared a couple recipes any of us could make at home that were simpler versions of that most marvellous of Sicilian Easter desserts, the "Cassata Siciliana".  The first recipe I'd like to share this time is for another Sicilian specialty, the "Torte di Mandorle" , which is a wonderfully simple but utterly sublime-tasting cake.  When I was growing up this was the cake reserved for special occasions: weddings, baptisms, and other celebratory life events, including major holidays.  This is a different cake that most other...

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