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German vollkorn bread

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German vollkorn bread

'Vollkorn' is German for 'whole grain'. This bread is not a whole grain bread. It's an approximation of such that's lighter and not quite as dense as a full whole grain loaf. It's not really 'vollkorn', but it's very good indeed. Germany would not be happy, but might eventually get over it. All that said, [...]

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Flourless chocolate cake

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Flourless gluten free chocolate cake

I made this for Christmas Day because, pretend as we do, nobody in this family really likes Christmas pudding. There's no point persevering with the lie anymore, so we did something different, and it was a vast improvement on the traditional bowl of stodge. This is our new Christmas pudding. The absence of flour makes [...]

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Baked chicken curry

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Baked chicken curry

Here's a turn up for the books. Instead of bubbling away on the hob for a couple of hours to cook, this curry goes in the oven. That's right ... in the oven! Can you imagine that! It's baked instead of braised. Unbelievable. Your world is never going to be quite the same again, I [...]

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Rye & caraway bread

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Rye & caraway bread

In very broad terms, most of my bread baking is either traditional British, Italian or French, with the odd nod towards American ideas about things like sourdough, which normally all point back to Europe anyway. This misses out a whole school of baking centred around Germany, Eastern Europe and parts of Scandinavia that has rye flour [...]

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