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A classic British apple cake with a cup of tea on a cool autumn day is hard to beat. This simple recipe is full of warming spices and tangy apple, dusted with crunchy demerara sugar. Delicious! Ingredients 150g/5½oz unsalted butter softened, plus extra for greasing 75g/2½oz caster sugar 75g/2½oz soft light brown sugar ¼ tsp ground nutmeg ¼ tsp ground cinnamon ¼ tsp fine salt, plus a pinch 1 tbsp vanilla extract 3 free-range eggs 175g/6oz plain flour 35g/1¼oz wholemeal flour (or wholemeal spelled flour) 2 tsp baking powder 2 medium Bramley apples, cored, peeled, and into 1cm pieces 1 tbsp cornflour 15g/½oz demerara sugar Method Preheat the oven to 190C/170C Fan/Gas 5. Grease and...

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Exotic, fragrant, beautiful – what’s not to love about this luxurious cake? Topped with icing and baked in a bundt tin, it’s a cake for when you’re out to impress. For this recipe, you will need a 23–25cm/9–10in bundt tin and a freestanding mixer or a hand-held electric mixer. Ingredients 200g/7oz unsalted butter softened, plus extra melted for greasing 225g/8oz golden caster sugar 4 free-range eggs, beaten ½ unwaxed lemon, finely grated zest, and juice ½ orange, finely grated zest and juice 2 tsp rosewater or orange blossom water 150g/5½oz plain flour, plus extra for dusting 2 tsp baking powder ½ tsp bicarbonate of soda ½ tsp ground cardamom or cinnamon 100g/3½oz ground...

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In some parts of the United States this omelette is known as a Western omelette; in others it’s a Denver omelette. Either way, the names tell us everything we need to know about how to make this diner classic truly sing. It’s not enough to just stuff some cooked onions, bell peppers, ham, and cheese into eggs; we need to harness the spirit of this creation. It should taste like you’ve just woken up on the prairie, the cows are grazing on dewy grass while your horse swats gnats with its tail; you set a cast iron skillet on the...

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There’s just something about the crispy-crunchy, salty perfection of tortilla chips. Even better? You don’t have to settle for the generic, store-bought chips — you can make a better companion for salsa and guacamole at home. By taking the time to attend to certain details, you can elevate your homemade chips from good to most excellent, every single time. Here’s how to make it happen. The Humble Origin Story of Tortilla Chips While it’s hard to point to who invented the concept of frying tortillas, the popularity of the modern tortilla chip is attributed to a woman named Rebecca Webb...

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There are probably a thousand ways to make sourdough bread. Consider the catalog of shapes alone: boule, bâtard, baguette, Miche, pain de mie (or Pullman), baton—that’s just a sample of a much longer list of the conventional French shapes. Sourdough bread also includes products like Ethiopian injera, Indian naan and bhatura, and Filipino pandesal. For those new to sourdough baking, learning the terminology, acquiring the equipment, and mastering the specific techniques required can seem incredibly daunting. Directions 1. For The Levain: Stir flour, water, and starter in 1-cup container until smooth. Cover and ferment as close to 78-80°F (26-27°C) as possible until...

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