Author Archives: kungfoodie

No-Knead Bread

I had been a fan of Artisan Bread in 5 for a while, when I realised I’d never actually baked any of their recipes. Part of the fun of making bread for me (and also because I’m a bloke) is … Continue reading

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A Light Vegetable Udon

Noodles are a dish that is tailor made for mass production. You have to prepare all of the little bits that go into it whether or not you have two or four to feed, so on the same day we … Continue reading

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Mary Berry’s Gingerbread Men

Ever since I read this story to the JBug, I’ve been meaning to make some gingerbread men. However it took me a while to find some suitable cutters. When I found some cutters I liked (a set of 3 different … Continue reading

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A tale of two loaves, white and crusty

There is a known psychological phenomenon where people who are rubbish at doing something, say singing, think they’re fantastic. This is because they lack the skill to recognise exactly how bad they are. Let’s face it, if you’re tone deaf, … Continue reading

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Vegan Carrot Cake

Before I start, I’m sorry about the picture of this cake. I forgot to take a picture once it was baked and then forgot to tell Mr Foodie that I planned to photograph the last large slice. By the time … Continue reading

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Spring Onion Flatbreads

Memory is a funny thing. There are memories I have from my early childhood that I’m sure aren’t mine. Really. I had this story in my head of eating these early in the morning, at a hawker stall with a … Continue reading

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Mary Berry’s Iced Fairy Cakes

Our local NCT branch holds an annual fundraising event called a Cheeky Monkeys tea party in the summer holidays. It is a combination of a party with games and picnic food and a fair with stalls. The refreshment stall is … Continue reading

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Fray Bentos Pies

This story is about a friend, a real friend of mine. I’m man enough to ‘fess up to my food disasters, but this one.. well this one I will be telling my grandchildren. The culprit here is my old flatmate, … Continue reading

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The Caked Crusader’s Rhubarb Crumb Cake

Some time ago I read Jenny Colgan’s Meet Me At the Cupcake Cafe which I thoroughly enjoyed. An entertaining read with recipes throughout the book so combining baking and reading – two of my favourite activities . At the back … Continue reading

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Oven Fried Chicken

As a man approaching middle age, I find that I am increasingly subject to a strange cognitive dissonance, namely fried stuff vs fight flab, and I oscillate between my concern for my gut and my stomach. So, discovering oven fried … Continue reading

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