Butternut Risotto

Butternut Squash and Sage Risotto

Butternut Squash and Sage Risotto

The recipe, by Polpo, can be found here

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Band of Bakers ‘Short and Sweet’ Event, 26 September

This was a very special Band of Bakers event as it was organised to launch Dan Lepard’s incomparable baking book, Short and Sweet in the Netherlands.  As well as our 23 wonderful bakers, we were joined at Bambuni by five Dutch journalists and publishers, all intrigued by the set-up of our little south-east London baking club.

The plan was simple: each baker chose their favourite recipe from Short and Sweet and we all had the opportunity to try as many as possible whilst knocking back some rather good wine.  Below is a selection of the goods on offer:

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Everyday Scones by Gemma Gannon

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Chocolate Crumble Cake by Naomi Knill

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Black Pepper Rye by Sharon Willis

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Plum and Cobnut Tart by Felicity Spector

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Ginger Macadamia Biscuits by Mandy Mazliah

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Jammy Lamingtons by Elena Pierazzo

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Coconut Milk Layer Cake by Annisa Muchtar

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Lemon Whoopie Pies by Rianna Williams

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Sticky Toffee Apple Buns by Elliw Gwawr

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Rocky Road Rock Cakes by Harley Beecroft

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Mushy Pea and Pork Pasties by Chloe Gill

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Lemon and Poppy Seed Cake by Julia Noakes

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Black Millionaire’s Shortbread by Eva Alexis Almon

MEATmission, Hoxton

Wednesday night dinner and drinks with an old friend: enormous burgers, deep-fried pickles and a cocktail containing three of my favourite things: gin, Earl Grey and limoncello.

MEATmission

MEATmission

It looks nothing special, but this is the cocktail of the Gods - gin, Earl Grey and limoncello

It looks nothing special, but this is the cocktail of the Gods – gin, Earl Grey and limoncello

Clockwise from top:  Dirty Chicken Burger, deep-fried pickles, Dead Hippie, fries (not chips)

Clockwise from top: Dirty Chicken Burger, deep-fried pickles, Dead Hippie, fries (not chips)

Dead Hippie

Dead Hippie

Dirty Chicken Burger

Dirty Chicken Burger

More gin-based loveliness - this time with elderflower and mint

More gin-based loveliness – this time with elderflower and mint

MEATmission, 14-15 Hoxton Market, London N1 6HG

Meal for two with drinks and service, approx £60.

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