Tag Archives: experiments

Cooking with Chef Watson

A few months ago my friend and I had a our first play with the beta version of IBM’s Chef Watson.¬†However, at that stage….. it was mostly a case of “Go home Watson… You’re drunk”, after the recipes told us to “de-bone” the tofu, or take something and cook it in 2/3 “Theutes”….. Yep. We […]

Leftovers Patties

You know when you do too much mash? Or carrots? Or anything else…. and you put it in a tub in the fridge to use up… always with the best of intentions, but then you find it again 3 weeks later and it has some weird fungal growth going on? Well, before it gets to […]

Baking with Herman: take 4 – Rhubarb and Ginger cakes.

Mmmm Herman bake day was upon us again! Yes I know, another Herman post…. I promise I am working on other things, but they’re not quite done yet, so until then…. Bake-O-Rama. I think I will keep Herman going for about another month or so, but then I will probably be all Herman-ed out. I […]

Baking with Herman: take 3 – Almond, Apple, and Blackberry.

I actually gave away some Herman this time around, and made two carrot cakes (from the previous Herman post) as they were amazingly tasty, I upped the ground ginger in the second one and it came out lovely and fiery. I did then realise that my next bake day was this weekend, when I had […]

Baking with Herman: Take 2 – 3 variations on Herman

Over the past week or so, while I have been stirring and feeding Herman ready for the next split, I have often felt my mind wander to what could I try next? What could work? What would I like? Yesterday was Herman split day…. So today is Herman bake day. I decided on making a […]

Baking with Herman: Take 1, Original recipe Herman and Chocolate and Coconut Herman

Herman was split yesterday at day 9… The next step at day 10 was to bake… So I figured the first recipe to try had to be the one I was given. ———————————————————————————————– Herman Apple, Raisin and Cinnamon Cake Recipe Ingredients 1 portion Herman 200g sugar 240g plain flour 2 eggs 2tsp vanilla essence 2 […]

Experimenting with Welsh cakes.

Welsh cakes were a request this morning from my dear darling husband. I had never made them before, but he had had some at Coffee #1 a couple of weeks ago and I think he was having flashback cravings. I went to the dear old BBC Good Food website, and there we go, looked fairly […]