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Sample recipes from How to be a Domestic Goddess

American Breakfast Pancakes

These are those thick, spongy American pancakes that are often eaten with warm maple syrup and crisp fried bacon. I love them with the s...

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Banana Bread

This is the first recipe anyone hesitant about baking should try: it’s fabulously easy and fills the kitchen with that aromatic fog whic...

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Boxing Day Egg-and-Bacon Pie

This recipe comes from Beryl Scoffield, the mother of one of my oldest friends, and a woman with a reputation for her pies. This one is ...

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Chocolate-Cherry Cupcakes

These are very easy, very good—somehow light and dense at the same time—and I love their dark, glossy elegance. When I made them for the ...

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Christmas Cupcakes

These beauties also make a very good alternative to mince pies. I buy the icing ready-made and dyed (which is why it isn’t a very convin...

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Christmas Decorations

I like these as spiced and peppery as German Lebkuchen and decorated only in white and silver or gold. I tend, also, to limit myself to b...

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Coconut Macaroons

These are a very English kind of macaroon, the sort you always used to see displayed in bakers’ shops alongside the madeleines (those spo...

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Cappuccino Cupcakes

The only thing chocolatey about these is the white chocolate in the icing: underneath is just golden coffee sponge; I think of this combi...

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London Cheesecake

If I had a New York cheesecake, I had to have a London one, and this is surely it. My paternal grandmother instructed me in the art of ad...

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Molten Chocolate Babycakes

These are the acceptable face of culinary cute: their intensity guarantees the triumph of chic over prettiness. And, what’s more, they’re...

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Peanut Butter Squares

If you’ve ever eaten Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups, you’ll recognize these homespun versions of them. And if you discount melting the chocol...

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Strawberry Shortcakes

I've long been fascinated by this American dessert, which isn’t really a scone so much as a tender, buttery sponge with scone-like proper...

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Easy Almond Cake

This cake isn’t baked in a loaf pan but in a ring mold, preferably a patterned one; and it’s a plain cake only in the sense that it isn’...

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Blackberry Galette

This is really a free-form pizza-like tart, which I made for the first time while we were doing the photography for this book. We happene...

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Nigellan Flatbread

Look, the name is meant to be a bit of joke, but what I’m talking about is a pita-like bread, glazed golden with beaten egg and sprinkled...

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Butterscotch Layer Cake

This is the sort of cake that people label “very rich” but then go on to have three slices with languorous ease. Yes, it is rich, but the...

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Game Pie

The idea of making a raised-crust pie is a daunting one, I know, but I should tell you that a 15-year-old boy, Nick Blake, came to spend...

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Gin and Tonic Gelatin Mold

I love gelatin molds and one of the wonderful things about them is that they are so simple to make. This has a definite kick and unarguab...

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Zucchini and Chickpea Filo Pie

We’re still in the realm of the springform here, but it is, nevertheless, a different sort of pie. Quite simply, it’s a pie for those of ...

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My Mother-In-Law’s Madeira Cake

I don’t know if I ever ate Madeira cake as a child, but just the sight of this golden-yellow loaf with its long crack down the middle mak...

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Pizza Rustica

Pizza rustica is not a pizza in the way that we’ve come to understand it, though anyone who’s spent time in Italy might well have come ac...

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