Pikelets − light, fluffy crumpets

Ingredients 360 ml full fat milk ½ tsp caster sugar 7 g dried yeast 125 g strong white bread flour 125 g self-raising flour 1 ½ tsp sea salt 1 tbsp vegetable oil Vegetable oil for greasing pan Method Warm the milk and sugar in a pan until it reaches body temperature. Sift flour, yeast…

Vegetarian paella & caramelised lemons

Ingredients 3 tbsp olive oil 1 Spanish onion, finely chopped 1 red and 1 yellow pepper, deseeded and cut into strips 1 fennel bulb, cut into strips 3 garlic cloves, crushed 300 g Calasparra rice (or another paella rice) 1 tsp smoked sweet paprika 1/2 tsp hot paprika/cayenne/chilli flakes 1 tsp ground turmeric 200 ml…

Orange, olive & red onion salad

Memories of Madrid, bathed in heat, relaxing by the pool reading The Sun Also Rises. One of my favourite recipes from that summer.