Sweet Things: Panettone French toast

Panettone, milk, egg, butter, fruit. Panettone French toast was our Boxing Day breakfast. Slice two panettone loaves, then dip into a milk and eggy mixture.   Fry in butter and serve with fruit – though actually, we served ours with sugared, grilled new season’s plums, fresh blueberries and yogurt. Alternatively, you could just thickly cover… [Read More]

Two Fat Turkeys and a Duck Stuffing

Duck, brandy, breadcrumbs, onions, turkey. This year I had two days of Christmas Dinners. The first was for two families – mine and my brother’s. There were twelve of us. It seemed that one turkey might not be quite enough, so two fine organic turkey birds were procured for the event. They were accompanied, unexpectedly,… [Read More]


I have always liked the idea of Thanksgiving though I have never been in the United States for it, so my family thanksgiving dinner last night was an antipodean version and didn’t actually take place on the same day as everyone else. We began the festivities by making a rum-based cocktail with ginger beer, orange… [Read More]