Get Spun with Easter Sugar Fun – Exeter Cookery School Recipe

Jim Fisher, head chef tutor and co-owner of Exeter Cookery School, shares his fail-safe method for creating show-stopping desserts adorned with spun sugar cages, baskets and springs – or for Easter, why not make an edible nest for mini chocolate eggs! Spun Sugar Cages, Baskets and Springs This is something I love teaching on our… Continue reading Get Spun with Easter Sugar Fun – Exeter Cookery School Recipe

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An evening of fire and meat with Dean Forge at Pipers Farm

The perfect duo, Dean Forge and Pipers Farm recently hosted an evening full of meat and fire in the rustic event space at Pipers Farm, in the heart if the Devon countryside. Local bloggers and journalists came together to experience the full capabilities of some of stove manufacturers, Dean Forge’s most popular products, the Dartmoor… Continue reading An evening of fire and meat with Dean Forge at Pipers Farm

Te Cakes, Exeter Farmer’s Market

Exeter's Farmers Market takes place every Thursday from 10am - 2pm, they attract some of the finest producers from across Devon.  Along with the University Farmer's Market, it gives producers who might not have the luxury of a permanent premises the chance to showcase themselves to shoppers and commuters.  The latest addition to the Exeter… Continue reading Te Cakes, Exeter Farmer’s Market

Using a bottle to separate egg yolk

http://i.imgur.com/VTAZum6.gif This is an inspired idea. Especially for compulsive meringue makers...

Using a bottle to separate egg yolk

http://i.imgur.com/VTAZum6.gif This is an inspired idea. Especially for compulsive meringue makers...

The Cosy Club, 1 Southernhay Gardens, Exeter, EX1 1SG

Set in the magnificent surroundings of the old Dean Clarke Hospital’s Halford Wing in Southernhay, The Cosy Club opened last year (April 2013) to what seemed to be a quiet fanfare.  Ever since it opened, I have heard rumours of the amazing interior, walls adorned and festooned with bits and pieces, and some absolute killer cocktails.  Unfortunately,… Continue reading The Cosy Club, 1 Southernhay Gardens, Exeter, EX1 1SG

Oaty White Chocolate Biscuits

A trip in to the archives. Oaty White Chocolate Biscuits from 2011!

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My next foray in the the world of baking has been Oaty White Chocolate Biscuits.

The recipe is courtesy of the BBC, and before you start thinking these will be anything like the ones you get in the supermarket, then think again.  They are more like White Chocolate flapjacks, crunchy and very sweet (depending on how much Golden Treacle you use), and once they’ve cooled they turn a beautiful golden colour.

How much does it cost? If you have all of the basic ingredients, then it will cost you no more then the cost of the White Chocolate and the Treacle (under £3 if you use supermarket brand white chocolate).  If you don’t have any Bicarbonate then maybe a little more.

Two ingredients here that I had not used before was White Chocolate and Bicarbonate of Soda, and as a result there were two things that surprised me.

  1. Because…

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