Tag Archives: dessert

Sweet 16

Where I’m from, we don’t do sweet sixteen parties. My 16th year was celebrated by Famale Sister Senior sneaking me into a local pub long since shut down and introducing me to her now husband, long vodkas all round. But … Continue reading

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Pixie lotts

The girl really can’t help it. Famale made a large batch of pixie-sized pink meringues inspired by… not Pixie Lott. Papa Famale came in just in time to match the Ayrshire Mess with a bottle of Bardolino – breaking with … Continue reading

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Put that in your pipe

For amateur bakers, choux is the holy grail. Like all great Hollywood actresses, its reputation precedes it. But a little late night experimentation produced some delicious profiteroles without any tears or surgical enhancement. The most difficult part was piping the … Continue reading

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The Child Catcher

Tiny food appeals to Famale. Did anyone else pretend to live in a teeny tiny pixie-sized world inspired by The Borrowers as a child? No, just me then. Maybe it’s my diminutive height or my fear of Dad-sized portions, but … Continue reading

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Join the queue

Admitting one is unemployed and penniless to a computer-generated form is a traumatic experience. So I’m glad I softened the blow with something sweet beforehand. Mamma Famale had the notion of carrot cake for Sunday dinner but couldn’t muster the … Continue reading

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Elizabeth taylor

…it was the cheesecake to end all cheesecakes. It was so lavish in fact that it would have been worthy of la diva, the goddess that was Miss Elizabeth Taylor. True glamour is not about manicures and champagne, it is … Continue reading

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Ain’t no mountain high enough

Does this need an introduction? The other night after Mamma Famale’s pre-Mother’s Day chicken dinner, she and my sister K looked at me with dog-eyes, as if to say, is that it? K is a particular fan of the baked … Continue reading

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