My own mother wasn’t much of a baker, and used to produce one fruit-rich batter, divide it in two and then steam half and bake half: Christmas pudding and cake in one! I don’t remember being particularly fond of it (and the icing on the cake was really not, in that it could crack a tooth if you weren’t expecting its rock hard consistency), but I do recall that it mouldered on in a tin on the sideboard until sometime around March, when the last of the crumbs would be put in the bin and the festive tin returned to the pantry. These days, people are more inclined to admit what they’ve been afraid to say for years — that they don’t actually like Christmas cake or suet-heavy pudding, and that they’d prefer to have something else. A new generation of bakers, exploring traditions from the past and from other cultures, may have just the alternative. Scéal BakeryCharlotte Leonard-Kane and Shane Palmer met when they studied culinary arts in DIT and … [Read more...] about A modern twist on traditional Christmas recipes: Mince pies, strudel, and chocolate brownies
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Motoring by Press Association 20/11/2018, 10:25 am Updated: 20/11/2018, 10:28 am FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Send us a story Sign up to our Daily newsletter What is it? Rewind to 2012 and the introduction of the Toyota GT86. At last, a firm with so much sporting pedigree yet so little in the way of enthusiast’s products had pandered to the petrolhead with a real front-engined, rear-wheel-drive sports car. It was loved by critics at the time, although many cried for a little more oomph from its Subaru boxer engine. It’s now 2018 and the remains on sale in pretty much the same form – minor 2016 facelift aside — and in typical Japanese fashion, it’s left a trail of special edition models that don’t actually change much. This is the latest — the Club Series Blue Edition. What’s new? So, for this special edition GT86, can you expect a more potent engine, overhauled driving dynamics, a complete new look? Erm, no, not … [Read more...] about UK Drive: The Toyota GT86 Club Series Blue Edition builds on an exciting recipe
Motoring by Press Association 14/11/2018, 10:14 am FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Send us a story Sign up to our Daily newsletter What is it? Kia launched the Stinger GT-S to much fanfare — becoming the South Korean manufacturer’s first serious effort at delivering a performance car to take on German opposition, doing so in quite some fashion. For the Stinger GT-S to make business sense to Kia though, it has to offer more than just the lunacy version and that brings us to this — the Kia Stinger 2.0 GT-Line. Designed to take on the middle-of-the-range offerings from the likes BMW, Audi and Mercedes, it brings the aggressive styling of the GT-S with a more frugal and affordable engine. But is it good enough to take on rival volume sellers? What’s new? The Stinger GT-Line is where the saloon will really be determined as a commercial success or failure. In an effort for it to be the former, it benefits from sleek looks, a good selection of … [Read more...] about UK drive: Kia’s Stinger GT-Line makes for a compelling alternative to traditional German rivals
Barely a month goes by without a food controversy igniting on social media. In 2016, Jamie Oliver angered the Spanish after "destroying" a paella recipe; a year later, Italians raged when Nigella Lawson included cream and white wine in a carbonara; and let's not get started on Nadiya Hussain's Bolognese pie. Clearly, Britain's celebrity chefs cause plenty of offence on the continent when attempting new versions of traditional food. But now the tables have turned. When The New York Times published a recipe for a Dutch Baby on the weekend, the Twittersphere over here went mad. Why? It's too close to one of our most cherished dishes - the Yorkshire pudding. The recipe, by esteemed American food critic Florence Fabricant, consists of eggs, flour, milk, butter, sugar and nutmeg - not too far from a Yorkie, then. Fabricant describes the Dutch Baby as a "large, fluffy pancake" that is "excellent for breakfast, brunch, lunch and dessert any time of year." … [Read more...] about Have Americans re-invented the Yorkshire pudding as the ‘Dutch Baby’?
Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu has thrown his support behind Donald Trump after he pulled the US out of the Iran nuclear deal. Mr Netanyahu, who has been a leading critic of the deal between the West and Iran, had earlier said it must be “fixed or nixed”. Speaking moments after Mr Trump had finished his address in Washington, the Israeli leader said the current deal was “a recipe for disaster, a disaster for our region, a disaster for the peace of the world.” Read more Trump and Netanyahu could fall into a war with Iran Netanyahu's performance shows why Iran nuclear deal needs to remain Netanyahu's PowerPoint presentation was a waste of time He said: “Israel has opposed the nuclear deal from the start because we said that rather than blocking Iran’s path to a bomb, the deal actually paves Iran’s path to an entire arsenal of nuclear bombs, and this within a few years’ time. “The removal of sanctions under the current … [Read more...] about Iran nuclear deal was ‘recipe for disaster’, says Netanyahu after Trump pulls US out of agreement