Zest and Herbs

Cookbook review: Bitter by Jennifer McLagan

Most of the cookbooks I’ve reviewed so far have revolved around a certain cuisine.  If you were going to bring a collection of recipes together for a big, this is … Continue reading

April 21, 2016 · Leave a comment

Pistachio tart

Quite often when I buy or am given an expensive or more unusual ingredient, I have a tendency to save it up for a special occasion.  I’m sure lots of … Continue reading

March 24, 2016 · Leave a comment

Yuzu “marmalade” cake

It’s been a long time since I last posted any sweet recipes on this site (it was an apple cake back in October!).  I’ve still been baking, but I simply … Continue reading

May 26, 2015 · Leave a comment

Apple upside-down cake

I haven’t really done much baking at all over the last month or so, beyond the odd simple sponge cake. Perhaps it was a kind of Great British Bake Off … Continue reading

October 14, 2014 · 2 Comments

Raspberry not-quite-Bakewell tart

I don’t like writing about baking and sweet things as much as I do savoury. In part because recipes have to be that bit more accurate in order to reproduce … Continue reading

July 24, 2014 · 2 Comments

Experimenting with yuzu: Roly poly pudding

For a while when I was a kid, my dad used to work as a cook in an day-care home for the elderly and the main perk of this job … Continue reading

July 22, 2014 · Leave a comment

3, 2, 1… Cardamom shortbread!

I don’t remember where I learnt the 3:2:1 ratio for making shortbread, but I definitely didn’t invent it, and it definitely works. 3 parts flour, 2 parts butter and 1 … Continue reading

July 10, 2014 · Leave a comment

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