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Alfajores Argentinos Recipe

Eyes still closed, from the kitchen comes the scent of vanilla. My thoughts immediately turn to those cookies, so delicate, that.… Am I dreaming or awake? 130g (4¾oz) 00 flour 130g (4¾oz) potato flour 1 teaspoon baking powder, sifted 100g (3½oz) butter, softened 75g (2¾oz) white sugar 2 eggs For the dulce de leche: 330ml (11fl oz) milk 100g (3½oz)…

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Anzac biscuits – Australia

A crunchy bite that evokes the memory of the soldiers who, in days gone by, were sent these cookies as a gift when they were away. These are special little morsels to light up the darkest of days. 150g (5½oz) 00 flour 100g (3½oz) brown sugar 70g (2½oz) porridge (rolled) oats 50g (1¾oz) desiccated coconut 120g (4¼oz) butter 2 tablespoons…

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Strudel – Apple Recipe

A symphony of aromas is released with every bite of this natural sweet treat, to be enjoyed out on the terrace with a view of the Tyrolean Alps. For the pastry: 150g (5½oz) 00 flour 100ml (3½fl oz) warm water 1 tablespoon sunflower oil pinch of salt For the filling: 800g (1lb 12oz) sour green apples (such as Granny Smith)…

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Gaufres

It’s the season of country fairs and open-air festivals, and there are scents of caramel, chocolate and crystallized (candied) fruit all around, with fairground music in the background. So this morning, breakfast is taken on the Ferris wheel! 250g (9oz) 00 flour 4g (⅛oz) fast-action dried yeast (instant yeast) 120ml (4fl oz) milk 1 egg, beaten 125g (4½oz) butter, softened…

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Pumpkin Tarts Mini

Sweet, comforting and as enveloping as a hug, these make a slow, languorous, lazy start to the day. It’s a mild Sunday in autumn (fall). 150g (5½oz) white sugar 1 egg 150g (5½oz) butter, softened grated zest of ½ lemon 300g (10½oz) 00 flour 750g (1lb 10oz) canned pumpkin, drained weight 75g (2¾oz) brown sugar seeds from ½ vanilla pod…

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Strawberry Jam

Fresh as the waves that break against the sides of a wooden boat and as essential as the surrounding wild landscape, strawberries star in this breakfast that takes place midway between France and Italy. 500g (1lb 2oz) ripe strawberries 200g (7oz) white sugar 1 tablespoon lemon juice a few slices of bread Serves 2–4 Preparation time: 10 minutes Cooking time:…

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Cuban bread rolls

Serve these with a glass of milk flavoured with cinnamon. The warm aroma from the cinnamon combines with a savoury flavour to take us straight into the most traditional of casas particulares. For the bread rolls: 1 tablespoon fast-action dried yeast (instant yeast) 3 tablespoons warm water 3 tablespoons white sugar 500g (1lb 2oz) strong white flour 75g (2¾oz) butter,…

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Kanelsnegle

A sprinkling of sugar on a dreary day when you need to feel pampered. Then a walk past brightly coloured houses in the cold of a Danish morning. 25g (1oz) fast-action dried yeast (instant yeast) 250ml (9fl oz) warm milk 2 tablespoons vegetable oil 1 tablespoon white sugar 1 teaspoon salt 3 tablespoons ground cinnamon 400g (14oz) 00 flour 75g…

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Ful Medames – Egypt

xploring new flavours can turn into an adventure. The sourness of lemon, the sweet spiciness of paprika. These are just a couple of the flavourings used – there are plenty more to enjoy. 500g (1lb 2oz) dried broad (fava) beans 2 tomatoes, chopped 1 white onion, chopped juice of 1 lemon 1 garlic clove, crushed small bunch of flat leaf…

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Baked Bibingka

Christmas in the Philippines begins with a cascade of coconut confetti and rice flour. Little cakes prepared in the blink of an eye, ready to be scoffed with a smile. 200g (7oz) rice flour 1 teaspoon baking powder 1 teaspoon salt 3 eggs 150g (5½oz) brown sugar 75g (2¾oz) butter, melted 300ml (10fl oz) coconut milk desiccated coconut, for sprinkling…

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