Monthly Archives: April 2014

Cracking whiskey sours

After the sugary excesses of the Easter weekend, something a bit less sweet is in order. Whiskey sours seem to fit that bill exactly. The variations of this cocktail are many – in particular, whether or not you include egg white or bitters and quite how sour the whole thing should be. So I’ve done some experimenting on your behalf (hic!) and here are my thoughts. Continue reading

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A giant Easter cake

Mary Berry made this cake on a Christmas special but, lets be honest, a Tunis cake, fragrant with lemon, dense with ground almonds, and covered in more chocolate than can be considered decent, is a cake for Easter if ever there was one. It’s also very straightforward to make for something that looks pretty spectacular and would feed a crowd and then some. Continue reading

Coconut and salted caramel macaroons

A first attempt at macaroons

Macaroons. With their delicate crisp shell, light, nougaty centre, and ever more exotic fillings, is it worth making them yourself? Or are they one of those things that is really best left to the professionals? Should I be spelling it macarons? And can I catch eggs with my feet? This weekend, I was on a one woman mission to find out the answer to all these questions. Spoiler alert, I can’t catch an egg with my foot. Continue reading