Friday food links – 27 Mar 2015

Cake! A @konditor_and_cook coffee and walnut cake.

This week’s food has been anchored around Sunday’s roast chicken. Having acquired a gruesome cold from my daughter, I had very little energy, so did no more than throw a bit of salt on it and put it into a hot oven for half an hour. I added potatoes and some chunks of sweet potato when I turned the oven down, and roasted for another hour. The bones were cooked for stock on Tuesday, and the cold chicken made into curry, and then fried rice. We’ve also been snacking all week on the coffee and walnut cake I made from the Konditor & Cook book – pictured above. Unfortunately, I’ve completely lost my sense of taste and smell with this cold, so I have no idea if it tastes of coffee or not!


  • Coffee and Walnut cake – Konditor and Cook (above)
  • Hot Cross Buns (again) – this time with fruit!
  • Tarka Dal – Diana Henry’s Change of Appetite

Without a recipe:

  • Roast chicken with potatoes and broccoli
  • Chicken stock
  • Chicken and mushroom korma (Spice Tailor)
  • Charlie Bigham lasagne
  • Chicken and egg fried rice with broccoli and spinach
  • Fish curry (from the freezer)


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I’m Louise, and I’m a compulsive baker, cookbook hoarder and a bit of a food geek. I learnt to cook at home, and later at Tante Marie’s cooking school in San Francisco. With a science degree and a background in IT analysis, I like to understand why a recipe works, not just how to do it. Why the rules are there and when they can be broken.

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