Category: Lifestyle

Bake, freeze or fry: Ravneet Gill’s recipes for cakes and desserts

Peanut butter cupcakes (pictured above)Prep 15 minCook 20 minMakes 8 30g smooth peanut butter45g softened unsalted butter100g light brown sugar1 egg, beaten1 tsp vanilla extract1 pinch salt130g self-raising flour20g soured cream, or Greek yoghurt100ml milkRaspberry jam, to topPeanuts, toasted and chopped, to top Heat the oven to 180C (160C fan)/350F/gas 4. You will need a […]

Tamal Ray’s recipe for butterscotch layer cake

Once learned, butterscotch sauce becomes difficult to do without. I became hooked when I started to make sticky toffee pudding, which in turn led to a string of film nights guzzling butterscotch drizzled popcorn. The “icing” in this recipe is a variation on the basic sauce: butterscotch cooked to the soft-ball stage, then whipped up […]

Meera Sodha’s vegan recipe for butter beans with salsa verde

Hannah, my recipe tester, has a good poker face. Her job involves bullet-proofing them by inserting comments such as “250g net prepared weight”, which would leave no cook in doubt. Rarely does she break from this and use exclamation marks and excitable phrases – with the exception of this recipe, which came back to me […]

From rarebit crumpets to prawn buns: Yotam Ottolenghi’s sandwich recipes

I wish I could say there’s a perfect sandwich ratio – 1:1 bread to filling, or something. But some are preposterously filling-heavy (think big deli sandwich stack), while others lean clearly more towards the casing (see my carrot cake sandwiches below). Some are open-faced, while others do without bread altogether, which begs the question: does […]

Super bowls: Burmese recipes by the Rangoon Sisters

Amy and Emily Chung, AKA the Rangoon Sisters, are wondering how they can mark the launch of their debut cookbook. Having spent more than a year (including some of Emily’s maternity leave) writing it, they were planning a big party to celebrate. “It’s a really exciting time for us, so we were really looking forward […]

Safety first: the future of Britain’s restaurants

Ordinarily, the opening weekend of a food destination as ambitious as Escape to Freight Island would have been a circus. The pre-launch publicity would have drummed up such anticipation and queues that, even for those disappointed and turned away, the scrum at the door would have only added to Freight Island’s legend. But that was […]

What Your Ice Cream Preference Says About Your Personality – It’s National Ice Cream Day

Does your ice cream choice say anything about your personality? A fun poll of 2,000 adults aimed to discover if there were any differences between Americans who preferred vanilla, chocolate, or strawberry. Basing the survey around the nation’s top three top flavors, it found that on average, if you like doing laundry, watching a sci-fi […]

Great Ideas To Make Getting Great Dental Care Easier in Denmark

A lot of people believe that whitening toothpaste is the best choice for them. However, while whitening toothpaste is good to mix in when you need to adjust color, it is important to make sure that your toothpaste cleans deeply. Otherwise, bacteria can build up in your mouth over time. You should brush and clean […]