Mince Pies

Post: Mince Pie Riots Orange Pastry for Mince pies 1lb (400g) plain flour 8oz (200g) butter 4oz (100g) vegetarian suet grated rind of 1 large orange orange juice Cut fat into flour and rub till it resembles breadcrumbs Stir in the grated rind With a knife, stir in orange juice till it just begins to […]


Post: Nankhatai INGREDIENTS: 1 cup all-purpose flour 1/2 cup gram (chickpea) flour 2 1/2 teaspoons fine semolina 1/2 cup icing sugar Pinch salt 1 teaspoon chai spices* 3/4 cup ghee or butter 1 pinch chopped pistachios METHOD: 1. Prepare a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and set the oven to preheat at 325 degrees […]

Mahlab Butter Cookies

Post: Mahlab Makes: About 25 cookies, Prep time: 20 minutes, Bake time: 10-15 minutes   INGREDIENTS: 1 lb butter, room temperature 1 cup granulated sugar 2 eggs 4 c all-purpose flour 1/2 c black sesame seeds 2 tsp ground mahlab METHOD: Preheat oven to 400 F (200 C) Cream the butter and sugar in a […]

Japanese Pickled Mushrooms

Post: Pickles INGREDIENTS: 1/3 cup brown sugar ¼ cup soy sauce ¼ cup mirin ¼ cup sake 6 cups thinly sliced mushrooms (I use white button mushrooms but shitake would be nice too) ¼ cup rice vinegar METHOD: In a large saucepan bring to a boil the brown sugar, soy sauce, mirin and sake. Add […]

Bialy, Four Different Ways

Post: Bialy INGREDIENTS: 2 cups all-purpose flour ½ teaspoon instant yeast 1 teaspoon salt ¾ cup water, warm room temperature FILLINGS: Traditional – onions sautéed in olive oil with poppy seeds, salt and black pepper to taste Cheese of your choosing Marinara sauce topped with mozzarella cheese and pepperoni Shredded cheddar cheese and slice jalapeño […]

Fruit Soup

Post: Fruktsuppe INGREDIENTS: 1/2 lb pitted prunes 1 cup raisins 1 orange 1 lemon 4 tbsp Tapioca 1/4 lb. dried apricots 3 apples 3/4 cup sugar 1 cinnamon stick 1 can tart red cherries, with liquid METHOD: Begin the evening before the day you plan to serve this dish Snip the dry fruits in half. […]

Greek-style braised kalettes and potatoes

Post: Kale Prep time: 15 minutes; Cooking time: 1 hour; Serves: 4 INGREDIENTS 650g small charlotte or other waxy potatoes, quartered 1½ lemons, ½ lemon finely sliced, 2 tbsp juice 1 tsp fresh oregano leaves or ½ tsp dried oregano 6 tbsp extra virgin olive oil, plus extra to serve 360g kalettes 3 garlic cloves, […]

Mushrooms Au Beurre

Post: Reliable Recipes INGREDIENTS: 3 pints of meadow mushrooms 4 1/2 oz fresh butter 1 small teaspoon of salt 1/2 teaspoon mace, pounded 1/3 teaspoon of cayenne pepper METHOD: Cut the stems from the mushrooms and clean with a flannel and salt, then either wipe them dry with a soft cloth, or rinse them in […]

Coconut Potatoes

Post: Of Idli, Dosa and Uttapam INGREDIENTS: 1 1/2 lbs baby potatoes 2 tbsp oil 1 tsp black mustard seeds 1 tsp cumin seeds roughly ground 12 fresh curry leaves 1 large onion, quartered and sliced 1 inch of ginger, peeled & grated 2 green chilies, thinly sliced 1/2 cup coconut cream 1 1/2 tsp […]

Three Easy Banchan Dishes

Post: Banchan 1. Bean sprouts with sesame oil 2 cups bean sprouts 1 tablespoon toasted sesame oil Sea salt Bring a small pot of salted water to a boil and blanch the bean sprouts for 90 seconds. Drain, rinse in cool water, drain again and pat dry, then toss with toasted sesame oil and a […]