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Scooped: Really Dark Chocolate Sorbet

Brits love their multi-layered peanut-caramel-cookie-nougat-and-air-bubble-filled concoctions, but ask for real dark chocolate, and they start muttering about the fall of the British Empire. In an attempt to satisfy my craving for intense, bitter dark chocolate after moving to London, I tried this sorbet recipe: it's a wonderful, incredibly creamy frozen dessert that is so rich and smooth, no one will believe it's a sorbet. More

Microwavable British Flapjacks

Do not be freaked out by the picture of the dead lion surrounded by honey bees on the label. These treats are vegetarian and no lions are harmed in the making of the syrup. It is made from a sugar blend, not honey! Mr. Lyle was a religious man and created the image based on a Biblical story in which Samson found a honeycomb in the carcass of a lion. Bless Mr. Lyle, for somehow I doubt this image was "focus group" tested. More


The following recipe is from the March 17 edition of our weekly recipe newsletter. To receive this newsletter in your inbox, sign up here! I must have made Colcannon at least twenty times before I realized that it was a... More

Cook the Book: Clotted Cream

As the cream cools it separates into two layers: the creamy top, perfect for spreading on scones (or anything else for that matter) and a thinner cream which cookbook author Darina Allen says will keep for several weeks and can be used in any recipe that calls for heavy cream. More

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