Happy 12th Birthday Silver Screen Suppers – my favourite dozen movie star recipes!

Happy 12th Birthday Silver Screen Suppers – my favourite dozen movie star recipes!

I can’t believe that I’ve been writing this blog for 12 years – goodness me.  So much has changed in that time.  When I began I was a broken-hearted singleton living on a houseboat on the Thames.  My tabletop cooker had to be turned on...
Irene Dunne’s Vinegar Chocolate Cake

Irene Dunne’s Vinegar Chocolate Cake

This was perfect.  Am I allowed to say that about a cake I made myself?  I have Irene to thank for it of course, as her recipe is ace.  But I have made this quite a few times now and this time was the best.  I’m going to be a proper person,...
Irene Dunne’s Vinegar Chocolate Cake

Irene Dunne’s Vinegar Chocolate Cake

This cake is a huge favourite of my work colleagues so when the lovely Flore left us for pastures new this week, I cooked one up in the wee small hours and took it in.  This cake looms large in Flore’s legacy as she made one of these once and it was a big...
Irene Dunne’s Vinegar Chocolate Cake

Irene Dunne’s Vinegar Chocolate Cake

I got up early on Saturday to make a birthday cake for Mr R’s sis.  I’d never made a cake in a gas oven before and I was a bit perturbed by the seemingly feeble temperature but it turned out fine in the end. I’m making another one of these...
Irene Dunne’s Chocolate Vinegar Cake

Irene Dunne’s Chocolate Vinegar Cake

By request (by the birthday boy himself) I made Obi an Irene Dunne’s Vinegar Chocolate Cake for his big day at work. As usual, it wasn’t as good as the first time I made it.  I wish, I wish, I wish, that I made real, proper, testing, testing, testing notes each...
Irene Dunne’s Vinegar Chocolate Cake

Irene Dunne’s Vinegar Chocolate Cake

Is this possibly the best Silver Screen Suppers chocolate cake EVER?  It has pipped Gloria Swanson’s, Shirley Temple’s, Fred MacMurray’s and even Celia Johnson’s I think…  This cake provoked more debate at work than any other I...
Irene Dunne’s Shrimps and Rice

Irene Dunne’s Shrimps and Rice

It’s a shame that the top of Irene’s head has been chopped off by my computer, her hairdo is ace.  If I had the guts,  I’d have mine cut like this so I could rock Irene’s look at the Vintage at Goodwood Festival next weekend.  I’ve just...
Irene Dunne’s Shrimps and Rice

Irene Dunne’s Shrimps and Rice

“Years ago the public used to hound me but now I can go shopping in peace.” Brand new test cook Kim sent over a report on her cooking of the shrimp dish. She also, much to my delight, sent a photo of the finished result which I shall load up to the Flickr...

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