Monthly Archives: May 2009

Thorough Bread Bakery, San Francisco

Ben extolls the wonders of the humble sandwich made well, and reviews his local bakery; Thorough Bread and Pastry.

Profiteroles with chocolate sauce

So I finally got round to making the profiteroles filled with patisserie cream as promised. It was a mistake to start baking these late on a Monday evening when my housemates had just returned from a festival and were too hung-over/exhausted to enjoy them. It is not possible for one person to eat 40 profiteroles, […]

Rum & Muscovado barbecued Bananas

One of Ben’s favourite childhood desert turns out to be just as good as an adult: Bananas barbecued with muscovado sugar and dark rum.

Crock pot vegetarian chili

I’ve fancied the idea of having a crock pot for a while, with my friend Toby heading back to the states and selling off (or giving away) most of his worldly possessions I was finally able to acquire one. After carrying the crock pot from his flat, to work and then back home I wondered […]

Quick and easy Salt and Pepper Squid

I recently discovered there’s a small chinese super market just up the road from my flat. As with any speciality store there’s a wealth of ingredients you wouldn’t otherwise be able to find, and more common ingredients at cheaper prices than regular supermarkets. After a recent wander round I ended up leaving with lots of […]