Cheesy Beer Bread

Cheesy Beer Bread   Every January my mother used to promise to bake all of our bread for our packed lunches that year. This would last for a good couple of weeks until she became dispirited by – a) our lack of enthusiasm b) our endless pleas for ‘shop bought’ c) the reality of her situation (industrious mother who owned … Continue reading

Luscious Lemon Curd

Lemon Curd Ingredients 100g (4oz) butter 225g (8oz) castor sugar 3 lemons 3 eggs   Method   Place a really clean jam jar in the simmering oven of the AGA. Once it is hot remove from the oven and melt the butter in the jar and return to the simmering oven. Break the eggs into a bowl and beat them. … Continue reading

Black Olive Focaccia

Ingredients 250g / 9 oz plain white strong flour 1x 7g sachet easy blend dried yeast ½ tsp salt 2 tbsp olive oil 180 ml / 6 fl oz warm water For the topping shredded zest and juice of 2 lemons 2 cloves garlic, chopped 3 sprigs fresh rosemary 4 tbsp olive oil 150g / 5 ½ oz dry -cured … Continue reading

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