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S’mores and Toasted Marshmallow Recipes

<b>Toasted over a fire, grilled, or even broiled in the oven, marshmallows are a delightfully gooey treat that tastes like summer. Make traditional s'mores or take the classic combo of marshmallows, chocolate, and graham crackers and mix things up deliciously.</b><p>Star S'mores<p>Punching out the center of the …

Dark chocolate, cherry and smoked paprika pavlova recipe

This smoky combination of dark chocolate, cherries and paprika is sure to be remembered.<p><i>Serves 8</i><p>400g caster sugar<p>200g free-range<p>Egg whites (6-7 eggs)<p>50g Green & Blacks organic cocoa powder<p><i>To dress</i><p>200ml double cream<p>1 tbsp icing sugar<p>100g Green & Blacks 70% dark chocolate<p>1 punnet of cherries<p>A pinch …

Meet the Meringue Girls

Sensing it was time for a new craze in baking, two chefs reinvented themselves as the Meringue Girls. They share five recipes created for the Telegraph.<p>As you walk down the stairs into Alex Hoffler’s airy basement kitchen in east London, the first thing that hits you is the smell of sugar. …

Jerry Greenfield remembers starting an ice cream business in 1980

Jerry Greenfield, the co-founder of Ben and Jerry's, recalls being broke and not paying bills when he started his ice cream business with his friend Ben Cohen.<p>Ben and I met in gym class when we were 13. We were the two smallest, fattest kids in the class, which creates a certain bond, and we became …

Jam today, and tomorrow

All the signs are that we are going to be up to our shoulder pads in bottled fruit<p>The economy may well be on the turn, but the really good news of the past week is that it’s “jam today”, and we don’t have to wait for tomorrow. All the signs are that we are going to be up to our shoulder pads in …

Hand Pies Are The Best And Cutest Pies

You know what feels good in the hand? Pie does.

Cherry clafoutis recipe

Every household, every family, should know how to make cherry clafoutis.<p>Clafoutis is one of the great classics of French family cuisine. Of course, my Mum created the best recipe. This dessert is often featured both at Le Manoir and at Brasserie Blanc.<p><b>Ingredients</b><p><i>To butter and sugar the dish</i><p>10g …

Plucky pensioner costs Tesco £300,000 in victory from beyond the grave

Pensioner Daphne Smallman's complaint over Tesco's 'false and misleading' strawberry prices, which gave the company a £2.32m profit in 2011, has led to a £300,000 fine.<p>It was early June 2011 when pensioner Daphne Smallman was given a lift to her local Tesco by her friend Gwenda to do the weekly …

The Foodist's Top 25 Food Trends of 2013

The 25 most amazing things Andrew Knowlton saw, heard, and yes, devoured during his 120-day, 26,333-mile, 22-state tour of America’s best new restaurants<p>The most amazing things Andrew Knowlton saw, heard, and yes, devoured during his 120-day, 26,333-mile, 22-state tour of the country’s best new …

Infuse Simple Syrup in Three Easy Steps

Watch how to make flavored simple syrup at home in an easy-to-follow Bon Appétit Instagram video<p>We've been using the magic of Instagram video to show you how to use professional restaurant cooking techniques at home. First, we showed how to quick-pickle almost anything, then we moved on to …

Homemade

Rose Prince's Baking Club: pitta bread

Our weekly column signposts the path to delectable dough and biscuit bliss. Today: pitta bread.<p>There are some things you never forget: your mother’s hot Sunday puddings or the first bite, eyes closed, of a fresh jam doughnut. These are foregone, “what’s not to love?” conclusions, but there are also …

Baking

How The Great British Bake Off made me a baker

It's hard to say for sure if I've ever truly watched The Great British Bake Off. I certainly never came home from work, turned on the television and said: "I know what I'd like to watch right now – a load of people competing over who can make the nicest victoria sponge." Likewise, I have absolutely …

Caramel banana sundae with macadamia praline recipe

A sticky caramel and banana ice cream to please everyone.<p><i>Serves 4</i><p>I recommend using good-quality fresh vanilla custard (available from supermarket chillers) as a base – unless you love to make your own – just to speed up the process.<p>100g macadamia nuts<p>2 tbsp demerara sugar<p><i>For the caramel</i><p>100g caster …

The cronut and beyond: the latest culinary hybrids – Now. Here. This. – Time Out London

Posted at 1:30 pm, August 20, 2013 in Food & Drink<p><i>It’s official: London has gone nuts for magnificently silly New York hybrid the cronut. Tania</i> …

Healthy foods that are apparently bad for you

1. Apples<p>Apples contain both high levels of sugar (as do grapes), and cyanide, in their pips. Eating an apple a day can actually affect your teeth and cause erosion. Apples' pips contain Amygdalin a sugar and cyanide compound that ingested in small amounts is easy to deal with, but which can cause …

The Great British Bake Off, episode one, review

It's three years since it launched, and the show – in all its neurotic, frenetic, chocolate-decoration-snapping detail – is still a TV obsession, writes Neil Midgley.<p>When are they going to move <b>The Great British Bake Off</b> (BBC Two) to Saturday evenings on BBC One? After so much hoopla and …