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These were Austrian emperor Franz Joseph’s favourite pancakes - and delightful they are too. He ate them with sultanas, but I think dried cherries are even better. And his chefs wouldn’t have had the benefit of buying ready-made pancakes, so it’s not half
This does have 2 hours’ steaming, I admit, but it is prepared with a minimum of time and effort.
Without doubt this is one of the easiest ways to produce some brilliant cheesecakes without any of the whisking or cooking and so on. You will have to partly freeze them to firm them up, but even that’s better than all the fiddle.
Now that fruits are blast-frozen and can be stashed away in the freezer, you can make a sublime fast fruit brûlée or pop them under the grill sprinkled with liqueur and sugar and summon up a caramelised fruit dessert any old time. Both recipes serve 4.
This brilliantly tasty supper dish for two takes only about 20 minutes to make, so is the perfect solution for a weekday supper when time is of the essence!
A simple salad this, but one that has gained classic status. It's essential that you use crunchy leaves so that you achieve a balance of creamy dressing, crunchy leaves and croutons and punchy anchovies.
This is an amazingly good first course for garlic lovers and needs lots of really crusty baguette to mop up all the delicious juices. It is also delightfully simple and can be prepared well in advance.
I like this crunchy pudding, served with proper custard sauce or, failing that, a thick pouring cream.
I like this made with penne, but wholewheat macaroni makes a good alternative. The courgettes can be replaced with leeks, broad beans or broccoli sprigs and, for a vegetarian, in addition to these the bacon can be replaced by mushrooms.
This famous English classic needs a revival. It is supremely light, squashy and fragrant with lemons. Why did we ever forget about it?
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