Eating the Alphabet – Tiroler Hut

This weekend sees the start of a new adventure in cooking, eating and laughing with the beginning of ‘eating the alphabet’ – a culinary alphabetical journey throughout some of London’s best and most bizarre restaurants. Over the next 26 months (or at least up until the point where things get boring) myself and 4 friends will be visiting a restaurant linked to the letter of the alphabet.

Please note this video contains strong language (including the C word). If easily offended scroll on for some nicer things with no swearing 🙂

Here’s a little bit more about the people taking part. I like to think of us as an uglier version of the Spice Girls.

Tara
Positive to the point where it becomes disturbing. Think Mary Poppins mixed with Kerry Katona. Terrifying.

Antoinette
A loveable chav through and through. Convinced that she’s never going to get married and will be dead before 40.

Sarah
Sounds like Gillian Mckeith. Looks like Gillian McKeith. Here’s to hoping the bitch faints at the dinner table.

Jason
A flakey faggot with anger issues and freckles. Blindly galloping through life telling everyone how amazing he is at everything.

Me The nicest large nosed selfish, arrogant piece of shit you’ll ever meet.

And so we launch with the letter A (obvs). After much deliberation we decided on Austrian cuisine for our first evening of fun and paid a visit to the weird and wonderful Tiroler Hut in Notting Hill, west London so check out the video to see what happened!

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Princess Greed’s Chocolate Popping Candy Cake

So, after such a drab and dreary week, what better way to cheer yourself up this morning than with some upper-middle class baking from the wonderful Princess Greed.

In this chapter, Greed makes a beautiful chocolate popping candy cake, topped with magical chilli dust.

And here’s the ingredients you’ll need!

For the popping-candy base
85g whole hazelnuts
40g milk chocolate
2 tsp mixed spice
100g popping candy (the biggest you can find from your local sweet shop)

For the chocolate mousse
350g dark chocolate (try Green & Black’s or Cadbury’s Bournville)
400ml double cream
Pinch of salt

For the chocolate glaze
20g chocolate (same type as for the mousse)
120ml water
8 whole coffee beans
Couple of pinches of salt
30g cocoa powder
70g unrefined golden caster sugar

For the Magical Topping
Crushed chillis and freshly ground salt

Who is She?

For those of you who missed it the first time round, here’s a short film explaining who Princess Greed is:

And finally, here are the outtakes!

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The Chronicles of Princess Greed

Since I’m all about the savoury food, I’ve enlisted the help of an aristocratic friend of mine, Princess Greed to help me out. Starting over the upcoming weeks, PG, as she’s affectionately known, will be showing you how to bake some of the most delicious desserts you will ever taste.

The Princess is currently busy rehearsing before her first cookery video but in the meantime watch the video below to find out a bit more about her…