It’s Easter Saturday and we have a traditional Easter cake for you. This recipe comes from Nigella Lawson’s website. I don’t like dried fruit so I won’t be enjoying the cake personally but my parents will!
- 100 grams glace cherries
- 500 grams mixed dried fruit
- 175 grams soft unsalted butter
- 175 grams caster sugar
- zest of 1 lemon
- 225 grams plain flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- ½ teaspoon…
The pastry chicken on top is compulsory (it’s not compulsory)
This recipe comes from Pieminister: A Pie For All Seasons, which is the poshest recipe book I’ve ever owned.
The chicken, leek and cider pie (from the Spring section of the book – fancy!) is one of the best pies I’ve ever tasted; and if you don’t fancy pastry, the filling makes a pretty amazing broth/soup type thing.
Natasha Romanoff has an interesting journey in the Marvel films, not least that her character arc moves through different films with different protagonists. As the only female Marvel superhero (at this point) she sits in the ground between “pleasing” fanboys and being a strong character in her own right. The success of this in the films can be argued, just as her costumes can, but her existence…
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Endeavour returns for its second full series on ITV tonight, which is great news for Sunday night telly.
The period drama, following the early years of Inspector Morse, is a piece of telly gold which ITV has wisely decided to hold on to.
Series two, set in 1966, will consist of four two-hour films, and star Shaun Evans (who is amazing in…
64 episodes and a 7 year wait later there came a Veronica Mars film (I’m British, I don’t like saying movie). Regardless of the Kickstarter backer facts etc, the film shows an eleven year development of characters seen in the first season (Veronica is 16 in season one, 15 in the flashbacks, and 28 by the time of the film). Developments that are very clearly shown in costume. Rather than looking…
I think I’ve found my favourite Nolan Ross look of the series.
Look at this jacket. Look at it. Red candy stripes. It’s bright, bold, daring and super stylish, just like its wearer. Although it did make me question how he came to be bringing in that trolley dressed like that (maybe he was supposed to be a delivery guy?) but I’m willing to suspend my disbelief. It’s an awesome jacket.
I know. I know. My first post since the age of the First Men. BUT AREN’T THESE PRETTY?
(Picture from here.)
If anyone knows where I can buy them – or knows where I can look at them and cry because I can’t afford them – do let me know. Somebody needs to take my money.
Getting shopping for my Mum I took my usual glance through the recipe cards found in Waitrose. Grabbing a few, my eyes clung to the recipe for classic coffee and walnut cake. As we have a homemade cake every week I took this recipe card as a massive hint from… the world? Anyway, I was set.
175g salted butter, at room temperature
175g golden caster sugar
3 large eggs, beaten