James Morton
Banana Bombs

Banana Bombs

I’ve just had a bite of a Banana Bomb. As I bit through the just-crunchy skin and into the moist flesh within, life stopped. Oh, the pleasure. But then I panicked. As I swallowed, it was like it had found a hidden fistula that bypassed my intestines, instead sneaking straight into each vulnerable nook of every artery. There […]

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Cinnamon Buns

Cinnamon Buns

Boredom. Not boredom like I’ve been doing nothing and have nothing to do; what I have to do is so tedious that my mind is wandering onto nearly anything that interrupts the monotony. My medical finals are in three days. And as I do the 3000th MCQ or past paper question today, I think it’s […]

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Blueberry Pizza

Blueberry Pizza

This isn’t even distraction from writing my book. This is a recipe going in my new book. I thought I’d share it on here because it’s special.   BLUEBERRY PIZZA This recipe exists because of a wee boy called Elliot. The lovely Sarah Lavelle (@InnatelyN8), who is going to be editing this book and edited my […]

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Pizza Cake

Pizza Cake

Hullo! Today, I’ve been distracted from the furious final dash to deliver the manuscript of my 2nd book on time. There was one post/possible-troll that kept popping up on assorted social media that I just could not ignore. The Pizza Cake. This genius concept (for it is still just that: a concept) comes from Canadian chain Boston Pizza, who are asking […]

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How to Make Cider (or Scrumpy)

How to Make Cider (or Scrumpy)

This isn’t intended as a guide on how to make the most artisanal product in the world – this is a guide on how to make a genuinely nice, drinkable cider for those of us who live in cities, in flats or without a supply of time, cash and apple trees. The above juice was […]

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The Power of Pots

The Power of Pots

The Power of Pots If you’ve read my book (did you know I’ve got a book out?), you might have noticed I’m a fan of baking bread in cast-iron pots. It’s simple: all you’ve got to do is preheat your pot, lid and all, to as hot as your oven goes. Then, slide your risen […]

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Focaccia

Focaccia

UPDATE! Check out this awesome video for a comprehensive guide. For the full recipe, see down the bottom: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qh5WLi0kYWo Hullo everyone! One question I get asked most often by those who have got my book is: “what recipe should I start with??” Usually, what I suggest tends to vary depending on my mood. But the most […]

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Bread Beckons

Bread Beckons

Last night’s GBBO4 debut brought back some memories. The initial exhilaration at meeting Mel and Sue. Memories of the massive marquee and the hundreds of insects that would congregate in the peaks of its rolling ceiling. And memories of the intense nausea brought on by faltering self-control in the face of unlimited cake and its […]

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Mars Bar Macarons

Mars Bar Macarons

So, this is the first blog in a while. But I’m going to get back into it. Whilst I’ve been quiet here and on the twittersphere, I’ve been busy polishing off a book, writing plenty of recipe columns for the Sunday Mail (note: not associated with the Daily Mail) and trying to learn lots of […]

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Christmas Mincemeat Tarte Tatin

Christmas Mincemeat Tarte Tatin

Let’s face it: Christmas should be care-free. It should be for curling up near something warm with a hot and spicy mug of mull. Is it ever? I’ll concede that when it comes to baking and Christmas, sometimes it’s really worth making the effort. Christmas cake, Christmas pudding, panettone… I wouldn’t ever rush them. As […]

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