Hungry days are the most nostalgic. Perhaps my stomach connects to my heart via memory, but it always seems to be the food of memory that tastes the best. Strawberries don’t taste as sweet as those I pilfered in my father’s garden when I was little. They don’t grow tomatoes that taste they way they once did.
And so it goes.
Thank goodness they haven’t messed around too much with the taste of Golden Syrup. Continue reading Desserts – Quick Steamed Golden Syrup Pudding
And you thought you could avoid it again.
Last year I set forth and from the beginning of October, gave a week-by-week countdown to cooking for Christmas. I wrote and cooked more than 50 recipes and at one point, cooked a huge banquet that was filmed for TV and then never went to air.
This year, you will not be surprised to know that many of the most popular recipes will be getting a reprise, but there will be a few new recipes as well, (though nothing like the heroic effort of last year).
No matter what food I cook for Christmas, one or two items are baked every year and a Christmas Pudding is one of them. As I said last year, made now in the cool of early spring, and left to their own devices, fruit puddings get a boozier, richer and more complex maturation. The longer you leave them, the better they taste.
Continue reading Christmas – Nan’s Christmas Pudding