Recicember Day 31: Southern Biscuits with Chicken and Honey Butter

Plate of biscuits

It’s day 31 of the 30 day challenge! Well, if I’d picked a month with the right number of days in it, that would have worked out better. Anyway, for the final day, we’re having Southern biscuits! These are of course American-Southern biscuits, as opposed to digestives from Cornwall. They look a bit like scones, have a similar texture, but […]

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Recicember Day 30: Cheese, Pesto and Tomato Sandwich a la Starbucks

Not Starbucks

Starbucks! What are they good for? Absolutely nothing! No, wait, that’s war. Starbucks are good for coffee. And sandwiches. Toasted sandwiches, or grilled sammiches if you are reading in US English. I don’t understand how you grill things in a frying pan. And what a selection of sandwiches Starbucks have! Let’s not forget they have the classic Marmite and cheese […]

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Recicember Day 14: Beignets

I don’t do special requests, but when I do, they tend to be complicated. So by special request, here are French Quarter Beignets! And where is today’s recipe from? Paula Deen, of course. Who is Paula Deen? I have absolutely no idea. According to Wikipedia, she’s an American celebrity chef. So maybe she’s like Jamie Oliver in a wig with […]

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Recicember Day 8: Sweet and Sour Chicken

Enough cakes! Well, for now at least. Today’s installment of Recicember is something entirely different. Sweet and Sour Chicken is a staple of Chinese takeaways in the west. I imagine there aren’t that many Chinese takeaways in China, and if there are, they’re probably just called “takeaways”. This sweet and sour chicken┬áprobably bears little resemblance to what you might eat […]

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Recicember Day 7: Churros (Martha Stewart recipe)

Martha Stewart Churros made whilst burning my hand and definitely not donkeys.

Martha Stewart, eh? I’ve heard of you. You’re an American cooking woman who did a naughty thing with insider trading or something. Does that make your recipes better than your normal non-insider-trading recipe writers? Let’s see what your churros are like and find out! Now, churros – what are they? Donkeys. They are Spanish donkeys. As in the phrase “Mi […]

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