Sunday, December 27, 2009


I got a cast iron AGA griddle pan for Christmas from my Mum. It's exactly right: takes a while to heat up and then is very very hot. And with all the Bakeries mayhem over, I've finally had a chance to made exactly what she always makes on her's, drop scones. These are usually a tea time treat but there was no pudding tonight so I made them for pudding, and they were just delicious. Especially with Mum's damson jam.

This time of year is brill because you get loads of time to potter and make the things that there isn't always the time to make during the busy year. Tomorrow I'm going to try and make some blinis with rye and buckwheat and dill seeds. Horay. And if anyone has an idea of where to get smoked eel let me know, because that's what's going on top.

Thursday, December 17, 2009


It's been a real haze starting our pop up restaurant. But at last, here are the fruits of our toil. And we are now in full swing, and it's really fun. St. Etienne has been on the sounds system and we've been churning out Syllabubs and stews to the masses.

Mango and Cinnamon Syllabub

Wild Mushrooms for frittata, a paprika and chickpea stew, and Black beans to go with belly pork

American Slaw, bread and oils for the tables