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.


How To Lose Weight

22 April 2013 by in Lifestyle

Master the art of goal-setting to turn your dream of losing weight into reality. Most of us don’t do it, but planning really works! A well-known study of a group of US students in the 1950s found that only three per cent of the graduates wrote a set of goals for their lives. A follow-up …
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Sea bass baked in a Maldon sea salt crust

8 April 2013 by in Lifestyle

1 x 1–1.5kg sea bass, gutted and scaled For the salt crust mix: 1.5kg Maldon sea salt 1 heaped tbsp coriander seeds 1 level tbsp black peppercorns ½ tbsp Szechuan peppercorns, slightly crushed ½ tbsp fennel seeds 12 cardamom seeds, slightly crushed 10 star anise I egg white, beaten (optional)   For the filling: 1 …
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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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