Now this is Man Cooking…

Lightly toast some bread. Add a really, really thin spread of marmalade (optional, but try it…). Top with grated cheese and apply the MAPP torch. You’d be surprised just how close you have to hold it to get the cheese to brown—I started waving it vaguely in the direction of the bread, but ended up playing the flame directly over it.

Really. Blowtorch’s are all very well but marmalade and cheese? Originally found here

Five things you don’t know about Redeye…

Kathy from Startcooking.com has tagged me and phatty in some kind of virtual grown up game of, err, Tag.
So, five things you don’t know about me… This is going to be easy…

  1. I used to organise Acid house parties.
  2. I’m so hairy it looks like I’m permanently in a body sock.
  3. I have two children.
  4. I once went to hospital with a towel around my waist…
  5. Gee and I got together 10 years before we got together eight years ago and hated each other.

Actually that was more difficult than I thought, and I’m still not sure that it makes sense. I’m going to think of some people that I can annoy tag with this game. Phatty?

Ris Alamande aka Almond Rice Pudding

Why do they always pick on the chubby one for puddings? I mean, if I don’t already have enough to contend with; what with the weather and various “other things”. Anyway, we all have our cross to bear and mine is clearly a little wobbly around the edges. Onwards, dear reader, for today we shall remember christmas. A Danish one to be precise. The Danes celebrate christmas on the 24th December and call it Jul (Yule) which I believe translates as “wheel”, which is rather apt. They also all eat the same thing. None of the ambiguities of the english version. There will be a Roast duck, Flaeske steg (roast pork), red cabbage and caramelised potatoes. After that, they have Ris Alamande and before, during and after there will be much drinking and merriment.

For some extra girth, you will need

  • 85g pudding rice
  • 150ml (1/4 pint) water
  • 500ml (1 pint) milk
  • 1 teasponn of vanilla essence
  • 2 to 3 punches of sugar
  • 50g almonds (whole and blanched)
  • 300ml (just over 1/2 a pint) whipping cream
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