Browsing All posts tagged under »Cheese«

Foodie Dice

January 8, 2014 by


Do you sometimes feel stuck in a cooking rut, making the same meals over and over again? My last dinner rut featured far too many curries with rice. Last winter it was bean soup. A friend told me she was so bored with her stir fry routine that she made a pact with her husband […]

Prune Roulade with Chocolate and Ricotta

April 15, 2011 by


Moving house is enough to make you wish you were a minimalist. Or at least that your partner was one. “Why does he collect historic computers?” you ask yourself, “and what use are all his uni notes about…?” But when he asks about your archive of baking magazines, you suddenly find the minimalistic lifestyle isn’t […]

Chocolate Quark Torte

November 5, 2010 by


It’s not customary to buy yourself a present for someone else’s birthday, but hopefully buying yourself the equipment to bake a really good birthday cake is excusable. Baking using the tea-cup guestimation technique is great for muffins, but not for a proper torte. Electronic scales are not only more accurate than teacups, but also nicer […]

Breakfast Jaffle-pie

August 5, 2009 by


So, previously I have walked you through making a blackberry jaffle-pie in a jaffle maker. This particular way of cooking really appeals to me since there’s so many variable fillings you can put in, as I’m sure you’ve worked out for yourselves. I’m going to take you through a breakfast jaffle pastie because it’s a […]

Quark Strudel

July 30, 2009 by


When you have an excess of quark on your hands you need to bake something. Quark is a German curd cheese, so to maintain the German theme a strudel seems an appropriated choice. The pastry surrounding a strudel is traditionally stretched until it’s papery thin. Obviously this requires elasticity in the dough, and without gluten […]

Homemade Quark

July 24, 2009 by


Ask an English speaker about quark and they’re likely to tell you it’s a physics term that refers to some kind of subatomic particle. Murray Gell-Mann, who won a Nobel prize for his theory about quarks, chose the name because it was a nonsense word. He found it in James Joyce’s novel Finnegans Wake, where […]

Quark Cake

July 5, 2009 by


How do you say Eischnee in English? A direct translation from German would make it egg snow, which is rather pretty. Unfortunately the idiomatic version in English is probably the less poetic beaten eggwhite. The reason for translating a German recipe is that James has been raving about Quark Cake since he came back from […]


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