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Nigella Lawson's US cookery show
The Taste has been axed by TV
network ABC after two series,
following a dramatic ratings slump.
The cooking competition lost more
than half its viewers, falling from
highs of seven million to less than
three million viewers on New Year's
Channel 4 axed the UK version of
The Taste last year after just one
Industry website Deadline had
warned earlier this year that the
future of The Taste was "up in the
Starring alongside Lawson were
chefs Anthony Bourdain, Ludo
Lefebvre and Marcus Samuelsson.
The show saw cooks trying to
impress the experts with spoonfuls
Lawson's UK TV cookery career
remains intact, however, as BBC Two
recently confirmed she would return
for new a series Simply Nigella later
this year. (BBC)
Nigella Lawson's US show The Taste axed
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What better way to
celebrate her than with a truly terrific
cake or dessert.
For all the unconditional love she
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provides in times of need, for the
words of wisdom she speaks,
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Happy Mother's Day to all
deserving and beautiful Moms.
May you be pampered
tomorrow by you and yours!
1 1/2 cups flour
2/3 cup unsalted butter
1/4 cup toasted finely
Pinch of salt
2 tbsp water
5 apples peeled, cored and
1 cup dried cranberries
1 tsp cinnamon
1/4 cup sugar
2 tbsp arrowroot starch
1/4 cup chopped toasted walnuts
Make the pastry by combining flour with salt.
Cut in the butter until it is in tiny bits, add the walnuts, add
water and gather dough together into a ball. Refrigerate for
about 30 minutes.
Combine apples with cranberries, starch, cinnamon and
Preheat oven to 400F.
Roll out dough to a 12-inch circle or roll out to six-inch circles
if making mini tarts.
Place apples onto pastry leaving about a two-inch boarder,
then fold the overlapping pastry to partially cover apples.
Brush with egg wash, sprinkle with sugar and walnuts bake
for 30 to 40 minutes until golden for a large tart and about
20 minutes for small tarts.
• Serves six to eight
1/2 cup granulated sugar
4 egg yolks
5 tbsp dark rum (optional)
1 tsp vanilla
12 oz cream cheese cut into pieces
1 1/2 cups whipping cream
20 Italian lady finger biscuits or one 12
oz butterless sponge cake cut into
three-inch by one-inch pieces
1 28-oz can fruit cocktail or peaches,
(chopped), and drained, save juice
1 cup strong coffee
1/2 cup toasted almonds
With an electric mix master beat sugar
with egg yolks until thick and fluffy, add
vanilla and continue beating, add cream
cheese and continue beating until
Refrigerate for about one hour or until
Beat whipping cream until stiff; fold into
cream cheese mixture.
Cover and refrigerate until ready to use.
Line the base of a glass dish with
ladyfingers, sprinkle with coffee/rum
Ladyfingers into coffee and arrange at
the bottom of your dish.
Top with half the cheese mixture. Layer
Repeat with another layer of ladyfingers,
cream cheese mixture and fruit.
Sprinkle on the toasted almonds and
cover with plastic wrap.
Refrigerate for four hours or overnight.
• Serves eight to ten
4 egg whites
2 tsp white vinegar
1 cup sugar
2 cups whipping cream
2 cups assorted chopped fresh
1/2 cup passion fruit pulp
Preheat oven to 275F.
In a large bowl beat egg whites
Add the sugar gradually and beat
Beat in vinegar.
Outline a ten-inch circle on a
piece of parchment paper on a
Spoon the egg whites inside the
circle, spread in a wave like
manner, do not smooth.
Bake for two hours.
Remove from oven and cool.
Meanwhile beat whipping cream
Before serving spoon the
whipped cream into the
meringue, decorate with fresh
fruits, spoon on passion fruit pulp
• Serves eight
APPLE WALNUT TART
COFFEE CHEESECAKE TRIFLE
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