The Infinite Ideas blog

We write on a variety of subjects and often post exclusive ideas by our bestselling authors. We publish a diverse list and our blog reflects this so if you don’t find a post that interests you today check back later in the week and you’ll probably find something that takes your fancy. Happy reading.


Lemon, ricotta and basil gnocchi

8 April 2013 by in Uncategorized

For the gnocchi: 350g floury (baking) potatoes 1 large egg, beaten a pinch of nutmeg 350g ricotta zest of 1 lemon a few basil leaves 200g flour Maldon sea salt, to season black pepper, to season 30g butter For the beetroot: 8 baby beetroots (or 2 regular size, if you can’t find smaller ones) 150g Maldon …
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Rump of Casterbridge lamb

8 April 2013 by in Uncategorized

For the lamb: 4 x 200g rumps of lamb 1 tbsp good olive oil 1 clove of garlic, unpeeled but lightly crushed 2 sprigs of thyme 2 sprigs of rosemary 200ml good quality stock (brown, lamb or chicken) 15g unsalted butter   For the Tatin: 24 medium shallots, unpeeled 200g Maldon sea salt, with a little reserved for …
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Bramley apple and lemon thyme crumble

8 April 2013 by in Uncategorized

You will need 4 x 6 cm stainless steel rings For the crumble: 50g caster sugar 60g soft unsalted butter 55g ground almonds ½ tsp Maldon sea salt 60g soft white flour 3 Bramley apples 5 tsp clear thyme honey 25g unsalted butter 1 sprig fresh lemon thyme 10g sultanas   For the salted caramel …
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Maldon salted dark chocolate fondant

8 April 2013 by in Uncategorized

For the ice cream: 200ml pasteurised egg yolk 300g caster sugar 500ml double cream 500ml milk 1 vanilla pod, seeded 200g macadamia nuts 2 tsp Maldon sea salt   For the fondants: 250g dark chocolate couverture (minimum 60% cocoa solids) 250g unsalted butter 5 whole eggs 5 egg yolks 300g caster sugar 250g plain flour 2 …
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How To Declutter A House

1 April 2013 by in Lifestyle

Decluttering is the new black. Whether you want to make extra space or simply clear up your home, get set for a brutal experience. There is a way of tackling tidying that lacks commitment. It involves tucking papers in drawers, putting magazines back in the rack and working on the assumption that ‘I might use …
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Reducing Your Carbon Footprint

1 March 2013 by in Lifestyle

‘Carbon footprint’ is the buzzword when it comes to living a greener life. We all have one we shouldn’t, and the fastest way to reduce it is to make your home a greener place. Your home is probably your main source of pollution. Hard to accept, isn’t it? But once you turn eco-spy, you’ll find ways …
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