Culture Cave Cooking


A Touch of Orkney……Fudge Cheesecake (Orkney-Style)

A friend of mine, a born-and-bred Scottish lass, provided me with this golden recipe from the ruggedly beautiful place that is Orkney, an island off the north tip of Scotland. Best not to think of how many calories are contained in each slice, but it’s an irresistible treat that melts in your mouth with every heavenly bite. Fellow Fudge Fans will bask in the flavour…to be honest, she already had me at cheesecake…. Ingredients 250g/9 oz Hobnobs (or equivalent oat biscuits), crushed 75g/2¾ oz butter, melted 200g/7 oz Philadelphia...


Five-Spiced Lamb in just five hot steps

An aromatic dish, popular in China and an all-time favourite of mine, this lamb delight is ideally served at an informal supper party…and was enjoyed by five of my friends this weekend! (The number five seems to be becoming a theme here!) Ingredients 30 – 45 ml / 2 – 3 tbsp oil 1.5 kg / 3 – 3 ½ lb leg of lamb, boned and diced 1 onion, chopped 10ml/ 2tsp grated fresh root ginger 1 garlic clove, crushed 5ml/1 tsp five-spice powder 30ml/2tbsp hoi-sin sauce 15 ml...