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Baked porridge

Bill Granger’s baked porridge

I've started to eat a lot more porridge, as an alternative breakfast to my usual couple of slices of toast. The benefits have been enormous.  Porridge is a slow-burning food that provides fuel for the body over a much longer period of time than bread.  I don't feel hungry until much later in the morning, [...]

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A very good chocolate brownie

An exceedingly good cake – chocolate brownies with pecans

There's nothing quite like a good chocolate brownie. It's not quite a cake, not quite a biscuit, but more of an indulgence than either.  A good chocolate brownie recipe is one of those things every cook should have up his or her sleeve. This recipe is excellent, a straightforward brownie recipe with an extra flourish [...]

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Maranchino biscuits

Claudia Roden’s Maranchino Biscuits

Excellent with coffee, these little almond biscuits from Turkey and the Balkans are quick and easy to make. Mix 400g of ground almonds and 150g of golden caster sugar together and add two or three drops of almond essence and two tablespoons of rose water. Bind the ingredients together with two lightly beaten eggs, and [...]

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