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Mary

I approve! I wonder if I could manage it without burning the caramel.

Mr Cornflower

The Duchesse d'Uzes was a very real and quite formidable person, the first woman in France to hold a driving licence (and the first I think to be convicted of speeding, racing through the Bois de Boulogne at 15 mph in 1889). She was also a Lieutenant de Louveterie (the king's chief wolf-catcher) and her husband was head of France's pre-eminent aristocratic family. Elliott clearly believes that if you're going to drop a name, it should be a really big one - though there is a touch of the Pippa Middletons in seeing her name attached to handy hints for picnics!

Cornflower

I didn't burn the caramel but I did do something wrong because despite following the instructions carefully, it did 'seize' when I added the butter and the salt. I just put it back over a gentle heat and beat it a bit and all was well, and it does taste good.

Cornflower

Tremendous! Thank you for that gem, Mr. C.

Chris

Perfect choice Cornflower.

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