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NIGEL SLATER’S BUTTERNUT SQUASH PIE

I am a huge fan of Nigel Slater and I loved his BBC series Simple Cooking. Each week had a different theme and one week’s theme was ‘soft and crisp’ where he talked about the beauty of contrasting textures. To demonstrate a dish with a soft centre encased in crispy…

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POTATO DAUPHINOISE

I love, love, LOVE potato dauphinois.  They’re crispy on top and irresistibly creamy underneath and even better, they’re really easy to make. Ingredients 1kg Desirée potatoes 300ml full fat milk 284ml carton double cream 1 garlic clove, peeled and halved 2 sprigs of fresh thyme, plus extra for sprinkling 1…

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TARRAGON CHICKEN

One of my favourite dishes to make is tarragon chicken. This really is delicious. It takes a bit of time to make but it really is worth it, the flavours are incredible. I make it with double cream but you could substitute the cream for half-fat crème fraîche if you…

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