Jam doughnuts

These are classic British jam doughnuts, sugar-crusted and round-bellied. Doughnuts are a bit of a faff, but I think they’re worth it if you have the time, energy, and appetite. To me, they unite two skills to great effect: yeast doughs and deep frying. I heartily recommend roping in helpers, since even the smallest possible batch makes […]

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Mum’s Thai iced tea (ชาเย็น)

Well, what is there to say? I’ve spent the past few months being rather busy, and then the past month feeling acutely embarrassed about being British. The weather, at least, has been positively favonian, which won’t last. Best to appreciate the fleeting warmth with some iced tea. Thai tea, if you haven’t had it, is burnt […]

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