Has anyone else noticed? The brave new man in the Lurpak ad makes surprisingly swift and smooth shortcrust pastry, beautifully evenly rolled (though a bit rough around the edges, cos, you know, he's a man), arranges it oh-so-clumsily on the pie and lo, when he removes it from the oven, by the power that is Lurpak, obviously, the shortcrust pastry has now become puff pastry.
And while we're on the topic of food on t'telly, was anyone else even slightly repulsed by the Hairy Bikers' feature on 1970's special occasion food, in particular the lemon 'souffle' with cream and grapes and the chocolate meringue cake smothered in uncooked meringue (really...?)...? I know, I know it was a time of Technicolour and learning and free love in the kitchen, but God - no wonder the era of nouveau was such a hit.
In other news - what are you cooking for Valentine's Day? Are you even acknowledging its existence? I'm going for braised short ribs and a quadruple chocolate loaf cake - recipes to be posted soon.