Baking: Using dried fruits

Dried fruits are often added to baked goods, adding not just flavour but sweetness too. They are classified into two groups, Vine fruits and Tree fruits. The moisture of the fruits is reduced by drying and changes the character of the fruits so that the flavour and sweetness is intensified.  Dried fruit is often treated…

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Recipe: Irish Fever Whiskey cocktail

The K West Hotel & Spa in West London is in the former BBC Kensington House and has a contemporary chic that also draws upon its rock and roll associations (the Hammersmith Apollo is nearby as well). Visitors can check in to one of its elegant rooms (grey and white colour scheme), get pummelled or…

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Food & Drink: Valentine’s Desserts

As 14 February approaches many of us will be planning a quiet romantic meal with our other half. For some this will involve going out to a favourite restaurant, for others a special meal cooked at home. I am notoriously forgetful when it comes to Valentine’s Day. The day simply fails to register any importance…

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Baking: Cakes – The Creaming Method

The main ingredients for making cakes are flour, fat, sugar and eggs. These are used in varying proportions which will influence the method by which the cake is made. Today I am taking a look at cakes made by what is called the creaming method. Creaming is the baking term used to describe beating the…

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Real kids review the new Vegetarian Happy Meal at McDonald’s #ad

The McDonald’s Happy Meals just got a bit happier this year, with the introduction of the Vegetarian Happy Meal. It features the new Veggie Wrap, available in the Happy Meal now. It debuted on menus across the country along with a Spicy Veggie Wrap option for adults. Both were introduced to provide more choice and…

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