Category Archives: Egg recipes

Peter Gordon’s roasted butternut squash with chilli butter and poached eggs

Already dismissed this as some hippy-dip-shit student food which you wouldn’t deign to eat? Ah, don’t be misled. The Antipodeans know how to do brunch (try Lantana or Granger & Co if you don’t believe me) and brunch dishes, as far … Continue reading

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Smitten Kitchen’s Fried Egg Sandwich…Make Two

There are some recipes for which I am eternally grateful. The chocolate mousse one that I learnt in France, the tip for a perfect roast chicken, the cheese soufflé that I never get sick of. I have a small collection … Continue reading

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Possibly the best, certainly the easiest, biscuit recipe in the world

I first came across a recipe for croquants in Dorie Greenspan’s book and it sounded too good to be true: thrifty, fast, easy. Then in her friend David Lebovitz’s book Ready For Dessert I saw another, but this time in grams … Continue reading

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Lovely, simple blue cheese tart

One of the banes of living alone, or of cooking for one or two, is leftovers. Most of the time a recipe for four or six can be scaled down to two or three but, when it comes to baking, … Continue reading

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Quiche Lorraine…yes, I did mean that

Quiche? Quiche you ask? Have I gone mad and slipped back in time to the days when olive oil was something kept in the medicine cabinet, pork belly was the bit you threw away and lentils were only for the … Continue reading

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Fried eggs with chilli, garlic yogurt and sage

Monday nights often call for a fast solution and there is nothing faster than an egg or two. On toast, in an omelette, scrambled…every variation is wonderfully quick but all a bit, well, samey. Every time I cook a plain … Continue reading

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Piperade…or what to cook when the shops are shut

I know it might seem frivolous to write about food when London’s burning but, well, since I am scared out of my life by the proximity and madness of current events, I am focusing on what I can do to … Continue reading

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Cheese soufflé recipe for one, two, three…

Cheese soufflé is one of my all-time favourite foods and although the word soufflé seems to provoke fear in many an amateur cook it’s not that difficult. You need to be able to do three things: make a cheese sauce; … Continue reading

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Tortilla de patatas: a proper Spanish omelette

They have something called a tortilla francesa on café menus in Spain and anything less French I have yet to see. Flat like a pancake, usually cooked to complete dryness, it has none of the fluffy, yet rich lightness I … Continue reading

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