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Torta di Mele (Apple Cake)

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I remember making a version of this apple cake back when I lived in Positano, under the guidance (and occasional eagle eye) of my late fiance’s mother. I had a notebook filled with her recipes, but what with the multiple moves over the past four years I’ve mislaid it. I can only hope it’s in storage somewhere because those recipes…

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Lemon Curd via WritingInTheKitchen.Com ~ @WritingInTheKitchen

Lemon Curd

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Lemon curd is utterly delicious and worth making from scratch. It’s incredibly easy to make, although I confess that the first time I made it I had no idea that the curd was setting as I was stirring it over the heat, and panicked thinking that the eggs were scrambling. Don’t panic when you feel the curd thickening; it is…

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Roasted Potatoes In Yoghurt Gravy

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I was so pleased to see new potatoes – or baby potatoes as I like to call them – in the market last week. New potatoes have “thin, wispy skins” and “a crisp waxy texture”. Although they are best suited to salads, for me new potatoes mean one thing and one thing only: this gravy. New potatoes are typically in…

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Chocolate French Toast

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One of my friends sent me several bars of Lindt chocolate, and I’ve had a glut of chocolate as a result. After I made the brioche the other day it occurred to me that it would be wonderful to make the remainder of my brioche into French toast, and it didn’t take me too long to come up with the…

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Brioche

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I feel as though I ought to scream ‘Welcome back!’ and throw confetti into the air to celebrate my return to this blog after a four-year break. To own the truth, the break was not intentional; my life changed rapidly and I had far too much on my plate to continue with blogging. It was no longer a priority because…

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Lemon Roast Chicken w/ Pumpkins and Potatoes via WritingInTheKitchen.Com * @WritingInTheKitchen

Lemon Roast Chicken with Pumpkins and Potatoes

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I honestly didn’t plan on having a dinner party a couple of days ago. Mid-week dinner parties are never the best idea, I think, and it ends up becoming a stressful affair. However, I had the perfect excuse; two friends were going to be in town that night, and I couldn’t resist taking advantage of the opportunity to host them…

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Strawberry Banana Sorbet

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I know I told you this before, and I’m sure you’ll get sick of hearing about it over the next few months, but – summer’s here. However, I can’t say I’m pleased about the arrival of summer. Summer in Chennai is a long drawn out tortuous affair during which time everything gets progressively hotter and hotter, and you whimper in…

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Orange & Lemon Marmalade Muffins via WritingInTheKitchen.Com * @WritingintheKitchen

Orange & Lemon Marmalade Muffins

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  “I’m going down to get more jam”, said my boyfriend’s voice, suddenly, breaking into my thoughts. As some of you may know, I’ve been working rather hard recently writing my book, and it’s hard to switch gears when someone talks to you suddenly; your mind is far away in the world you created. “Mm”, I said. Then I realised…

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Hot Chocolate

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There are some days when you just need a series of comforting things. Today is one such day for me. I woke up this morning in a strangely convoluted position (well, you try sharing your bed with two cats), arranged myself properly, and then went back to sleep huddled up in my quilt while listening to the sound of the…

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A Very Proper High Tea

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There are few hours in life more agreeable than the hour dedicated to the ceremony known as afternoon tea.   — Henry James, The Portrait of a Lady Anna, Duchess of Bedford, was the wife of the seventh Duke of Bedford, and is widely credited with the very civilised custom of taking afternoon tea. During Anna’s time (1788-1861) it was customary for…

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