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Rosa Cookery School


We've said it before and we'll say it again: this place tastes good.

This is the perfect way to celebrate a birthday with friends. A special, tasty treat that's not entirely alcohol-free.

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Rosa Cookery School


Oh Boy do we love our job! 
We had the immense pleasure of a sneak preview taster day at the brand-new Rosa Cookery School, (in Sutton Coldfield, just down the road from us). We snapped away while Adele guided her pupils through baking bread and making pasta. 

And we got to taste-test all of it.


We've got to mention (because we think its a crazy good deal) Rosa Cookery School are putting on special Italian Christmas Cookery Evening- if you're local check it out. It's a bargain at just £20, you'll get to make some, try some and take some home. More info & bookings here.

Rosa Cookery School, Sutton Coldfield
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Cheese Cakes


We're been photographing these beauties for the Deli In Boldmere, Malc loves cheese more than cake but Nom disagrees. We both know these would be perfect for a wedding though (so if you order one invite us along too!). 

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Scrambled


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One last Paris Post*


One of our favourite meals in Paris was made by Malc.


*for now
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summer


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Risen


Risen is OIKOS Community Church's bakery training course for homeless young people. Last week we witnessed their brownie fest. We weren't disappointed. Find out more.


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BRIGHTON

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Digbeth Dining Club


If you're in Birmingham you should definitely go to the Digbeth Dining Club this Friday (5pm till late). Jabberwocky will be there making toasties an acceptable and tasty eating out experience. The crab and spinach is beautiful, we're trying the lamb next time! 


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breakfast



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Malc's Birthday




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Stewing Peaches


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Stewing Peaches
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Roast Chestnuts



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Roast Chestnuts
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Rehearsal Dinner


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Rehearsal Dinner
With the Begg & Griffiths Clan
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Pork Pies



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Ye Olde Pork Pie Shoppe
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Jars


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Jars, BBE 2003
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Pomegranate


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Pomegranate 

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Pasties



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Beetroot, broccoli & stilton pasties
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#InstaRecipe : Speedy Pizza


#InstaRecipe : Speedy Pizza
Takes: 30 mins Serves 4

Pizza with a 15 minute dough- use whatever toppings you have around. Use a George Foreman Grill to pre-cook the ingredients for the topping and bake the dough. We used the smallest size, which is good for individual pizzas, but if you have a bigger grill you could use half the dough to make a larger pizza.


Ingredients


Make the dough
 

Dissolve the yeast and sugar in warm water and leave to stand until creamy, about 10 minutes. Stir in the flour, salt and oil until smooth. Allow to stand for 5 minutes, then place onto a floured surface and cut into 4 pieces.  


Prepare the toppings

Mix the ingredients for the sauce together. Chop and prepare the toppings, grilling those that need it.

Bake
 

Take the first ball of dough, shape to fill the grill and brush with a little oil. Place onto the grill, prop the lid slightly higher than the dough using a mug. Bake until bottom side is cooked.  Brush top with oil then turn over and put sauce and toppings on. Lower the lid and cook until cheese is melted and dough on the underside is cooked.

Repeat with three remaining balls of dough.


EAT

Follow @Los_Hendos on Instagram for further food and photos! 

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Radishes



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Washing radishes in the sink
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Squid Ink Pasta


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Squid Ink pasta with seafood sauce
Eating with Grandmold again
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Cheese and figs



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Cheese and figs
Dinner with Grandmold
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Radishes


Yesterday was radish day. We had three bunches from Bullring Outdoor Market for £1 and plenty of choices for recipes. We pickled two bunches, used their greens in soup and saved the third for salads, garnishes, to bake and other treats.  Read on for recipes...


Radish Top Soup- recipe from here

Melt some butter in a large saucepan over medium heat. Stir in one chopped onion, and saute until tender. Mix in two diced potatoes and about four cups of radish greens, coating them with the butter. Pour in chicken broth. Bring the mixture to a boil. Reduce heat, and simmer 30 minutes.

Allow the soup mixture to cool slightly, and transfer to a blender. Blend until smooth.

Return the mixture to the saucepan. Mix in the heavy cream. Cook and stir until well blended. Serve with radish slices.




Pickled Radishes - recipe adapted from here

Trim the greens off and wash about 30 radishes. Then slice thinly on a mandolin discarding both the ends. Cut about two inches of ginger into matchsticks and add to the radishes. Put them in the fridge whilst preparing the pickling liquid.

Combine below ingredients in a saucepan and simmer until sugar is dissolved. Allow to cool for 5 minutes, then pour over radish and ginger. Allow to sit for 30 minutes before putting in jars. Store in the  fridge.

1 cup red wine vinegar
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup water
2 teaspoons salt
1 teaspoon mustard seeds
1/2 teaspoon black peppercorns
1 bay leaf per jar

I've been saving loads of recipes on my Pinterest Food board, next thing to try with the remaining radishes: roast them. Yum
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Banana and Walnut



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Individual banana and walnut cakes with vanilla butter cream icing
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Coffee



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Coffee
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Sangria





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White Wine Sangria
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Brunch



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Brunch
Baked egg, with cherry tomatoes and spring onion
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Coriander



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Coriander
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Lidl's Département Français







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Lidl's Département Français
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Working Lunch



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Working Lunch
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Cheeseboard



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Cheeseboard
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Have you met Herman?

By now you've probably heard of Herman, perhaps you even dread hearing his name at your front door. For those who haven't Herman is a German Sourdough cake who takes days of preparation but results in 3 mixtures to pass on to friends and 1 bowl of cake batter to bake and eat yourself.

Here's the instructions that Herman takes everywhere:


Hello, my name is Herman.
I am a sourdough cake. I'm supposed to sit on your worktop for 10 days without a lid on.
You CANNOT put me in the fridge or I will die. If I stop bubbling, I am dead.
Day
  1. You get Herman and put him in a large mixing bowl and cover loosely with a tea towel.
  2. Stir well
  3. Stir well
  4. Herman is hungry. Add 1 cup each of plain flour, sugar and milk. Stir well.
  5. Stir well
  6. Stir well
  7. Stir well
  8. Stir well
  9. Hungry again. Add the same as day 4 and stir well. Divide into 4 equal portions and give away to friends with a copy of these instructions. Keep the 4th one.
  10. Herman is very hungry. Stir well and add the following:
  • 1 cup sugar
  • half tsp (teaspoon) salt
  • 2 cups plain flour
  • 2/3 (two thirds) cup of cooking oil
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tsp vanilla essence
  • 2 cooking apples cut into chunks
  • 1 cup raisins
  • 2 heaped tsp cinnamon
  • 2 heaped tsp baking powder
Mix everything together and put into a large greased baking tin. Sprinkle with a quarter of a cup of brown sugar and a quarter of a cup of melted butter. Bake for 45 minutes at 170-180C. When cold cut into finger pieces. Cake freezes well and is also delicious warm with cream or ice-cream.

Herman featured on Radio 4 Woman's Hour (listen again here) and they pretty much summed him up. He's a bit of a guilt ridden nuisance. Ten days of stirring and adding ingredients for a fairly tasty apple and ginger cake. Followed by the hassle of trying to innocently pass him on to three other friends. 


Well our reward day is here- its time for a final stir, add ingredients, leave to rise then bake and eat. Let's see how it goes.
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Easter at Fortnum & Mason



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Easter at Fortnum & Mason
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Wedding Awards Ceremony