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2018年3月28日 (水)

Tamal Ray’s recipe for lemon and ginger friands

There’s something liberating about the simplicity of a friand. To take a bite of one is to be reminded of the very reason we love cake. Key to its beauty is the browned butter. Take care when doing this, however: perfect brown is achieved only a few seconds short of unappetising, charred black. If you are worried it might burn, pour the butter into a heatproof dish right away.

Lemon and ginger friands

These are relatively large friands, so use a deeper, 12-hole muffin tray rather than a cupcake tray.

Prep 12 min
Cook 15 min
Makes 12

185g unsalted butter, plus extra for greasing
50g plain flour
200g golden icing sugar
150g ground almonds
2½ tsp ground ginger
2 tbsp lemon juice
Zest of 1 lemon, finely grated
5 large egg whites (about 225g)
3 balls of stem ginger, finely diced

Heat the oven to 200C/390F/gas 6.

Melt a couple of teaspoons of butter and use it to grease generously the insides of a 12-hole muffin tray.

Melt the remaining 185g butter in a small saucepan, then cook for a few minutes, until the water boils off and it starts to bubble up into a buttery foam. Swirl the pan, until the butter takes on the brown of hazelnut shells, then set aside.

While the butter is browning, sieve together the flour, icing sugar, ground almonds and ground ginger.

Pour in the browned butter, the lemon juice and zest, and stir to combine.

Whisk the egg whites to soft peaks, then stir about a third into the friand mix to loosen it up. Carefully fold in another third, until just combined, followed by the final third.

Fold in the stem ginger, reserving a little to sprinkle over the tops of the friands.

Divide the mix equally between the 12 muffin holes and top with a final sprinkling of stem ginger.

Bake for 15 minutes until golden and springy. Cool on a wire rack and serve warm.

Food styling: Emily Kydd. Prop styling: Jennifer Kay

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2018年3月21日 (水)

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I think we’d almost forgotten about ice. A decade of mild winters had pressed delete in our recent memory banks, banished ice to the Winter Olympics or perhaps to nostalgia – something that happened back then. Well, this Highland winter was having none of it. It rampaged in with sharp teeth in November, bit hard and hasn’t let go. It shows no sign of doing so yetStudying universities in hong kong a rewarding experience. The city boasts modernity and sophisticated technology, which make it one of the best places for education in the world. Among the 20 degree-awarding higher education institutions and Hong Kong universities, the Hong Kong Polytechnic University has been one of the leading universities in terms of quality learning and teaching and applied research.

The beavers in the Aigas loch had to hurry to cache enough food before the ice took over, an underwater stash of birch and willow logs, the nutritious bark kept fresh for winter snacking. They don’t hibernate. They still emerge in the long dark to forage where they can, labouring away at their evenly spaced breathing holes in the ice, gnawing at the rims every night to keep them open.

You can see where they’ve been by their exhalation bubbles trapped beneath the glassy ice, now many inches thick and as rigid as steel. But they never travel far from the loch in winter – only a few yards – in case there’s a wolf, a lynx or a bear or even a wolverine lurking nearby. Beavers have very long memories. No one has told them we exterminated all our big predators centuries agoLF Asia supply chain is an organizational distributor that has the option of alleviating the tasks they are subjected to with easy methods.

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I reckon it may be April before the ice goes this year and long after that before the snows fade from the mountains, a proper Highland winter that has almost stretched from the last osprey leaving to the first returning.


2018年3月16日 (金)


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