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Reganmian 热干面; Hot and Dry Noodles – Wuhan Breakfast

Having just come back from Wuhan, China my tastebuds have feasted well!  Traditional Wuhan breakfast dishes are dou pi 豆皮and reganmian 热干面.  Dou pi recipes are virtually impossible to find in English, but this is a reganmian recipe I have … Continue reading

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Hong shao rou 红烧肉

Red-braised pork is a classic pork dish from Hunan, China.  Pork belly is cooked until the fat and skin are gelatinous and melt easily in the mouth, while the sauce is usually thick, sweet and fairly sticky.  It is said to have been … Continue reading

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Treacle-marinated Salmon

I always fancied trying to cure salmon; this is very easy and tasty. Ingredients   800g salmon fillet, skin on, pin bones removed, washed and patted dry 150g sea salt 100g caster sugar 200ml whisky 100g black treacle Method Place … Continue reading

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Banana Bread

This recipe for banana bread seems to avoid the soapy flavour I have often ended up with.  The recipe uses soured cream but works just as well with crème fraiche and I expect it would also work with natural yoghurt. Ingredients 3 … Continue reading

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Gooseberry and Blackcurrant Jam

Having picked a pile of gooseberries and blackcurrants I then had to decide what to do with them.  We don’t really like gooseberries on their own and there are only so many blackcurrant tarts you can make.  I found this … Continue reading

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Creamy Coconut Chicken

I tried a version of this the other day and decided I had to try and make it.  This is a recipe I made up with a little help from the person who introduced it to me .  The nearest ‘official’ … Continue reading

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Nutella Mug Cake

   I found this so added it to my site.  It’s not my recipe but wanted to share it.

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