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Monday, 21 November 2011

In the meantime...


Isn't that beautiful?  I was really taken with the jewel-like colours of this fruit, which struck me as redolent of autumn.  That is why, of course, I promptly went and dumped a load of crumble on top and then cooked the shit out of it.

There's been another hiatus in posts again, for which I apologise.  It was due to factors beyond my control (but has something to do with the need to make a living.  You understand I know.).  If it's any consolation, there's been little of note to report on the cooking/eating front lately anyway.  I had some success with a couple of batches of sourdough, but rather than give you a recipe let me just point you in this direction for how to get a lively starter going, and here for a receipt.  It took me a few go's to get something really decent, but that was part of the fun.  I'm now a little bit obsessed and, in the spirit of nerdery, have put a sourdough proving basket on my Christmas list.  Continuing in the Dan Lepard-inspired baked-goods vein, there were also these extraordinarily delicious tamarind cookies which I cannot recommend to you highly enough.  I substituted stem ginger for glace ginger and they worked an absolute treat.  But other than that, there's virtually been tumbleweed blowing through the kitchen.  I think I need to peruse the interweb to re-whet my appetite and get my cooking mojo going again.  I'll get back to you.

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