Recipe: German Potato Pancakes

Similar to latkes but without the addition of onion or chives.I prefer these without too much salt or pepper but flavouring is to personal taste. Like latkes they can equally be served with cream cheese or sour cream if required. Download a PDF of this recipe here. Ingredients 4 thick slices smoked bacon or vegetarian…

Recipe: Buttermilk Bread With Soya Bran

With the price of bread going through the roof (premium bread can easily be over £1 a loaf now in the UK) it’s good to make your own once in a while. The secret to the kind of fluffy bread I like is to use buttermilk but I like to add wheat bran, rye flour…

Recipe: Baked Potato Soup

Long time no recipe post so time to indulge the food option once more: This soup is pure comfort food and combines the taste of baked potato with the option of including potato skins loaded with cheese (*drool*) Ingredients: 450g (1lb) Bacon or vegetarian bacon substitute 300ml (½ pint) Sour Cream 1.5lt (2½ pint) Milk…

Le Gourmet TV

I had a quick watch of le gourmet TV, a new web based premium lifestyle Internet TV channel mostly of Canadian origin it seems. It’s pleasant enough if you like to indulge your lifestyle gourmet fantasies. Lot’s of cheese and wine content (there’s cheese, there’s wine, what more do you want?) at the moment though…

Quick recipe: Potato Dauphinoise

I’ve been treating myself to this pre-prepared potato dauphinoise from the local supermarche but wanted to have a go myself. I looked up many recipes and there seemed top be complete disagreement as to the ingredients so I made a kind of hybrid between them all and in turned up amazingly close to the pre-prepared…