I am making a resolution to read the recipe before I start cooking; I like to set myself achievable goals, and it would be nice not to have to shout at myself so often. This delicious Panade de Pommes is packed with good things, and promises much. However, through a deft culinary trick, it is irrevocably fixed in its non stick pie dish. Not an easy achievement, in fact on a par with Roy Rogers, who could make Trigger, his horse, come just by whistling. In truth, I know how I did it ….. I wish I didn’t, as it would then be a mystery rather than a glaring testament to silliness. It is to be taken to a New Year’s Eve gathering as my offering to a buffet. All will be well until someone cuts a slice and tries to lift it out – there’s something quite Arthurian about the idea, but I think the reality will be more shaming. By then I am hoping not to give a flying fig – Happy New Year.