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Afternoon tea…choux puffs

Afternoon tea…choux puffs

We have a new, simple afternoon tea treat in our kitchen, custard filled Chocolate Eclairs. Yay! I’ve made choux pastry before, the traditional way, arm getting a workout beating in the eggs, but resulting in a beautifully light, fluffy puff. I wasn’t convinced that the […]

Stuffing sausages

Stuffing sausages

I’d bought these collagen sausage casings a year ago, my Mum bought me the sausage stuffer and mincer attachment for the Kitchen Aid and it was on my list (ever growing) of things to try at home. So, given I had her in my kitchen […]

Bringing home the Bacon

Bringing home the Bacon

My family loves bacon, it’s such a versatile ingredient in the kitchen. It’s long bothered me (and my kids, particularly after watching Food Inc and the like) that some farms don’t treat their piggies very kindly and I’ve been buying free range and organic pork […]