Day 177 – Frangipane tart

Today's new thing is another bake from my course with Puff the Bakery. After successfully making last weeks trifle, rhubarb and raspberry pie, and peach galette (pictured below), I was keen to get on to the next bake – a browned butter, pear frangipane tart. Peach, lemon, and thyme galette I don't actually like pears… Continue reading Day 177 – Frangipane tart

Day 170 – Fruit Pie

So as I mentioned the other day, I've started a pastry course run by Puff the Bakery. Week one is custard week, and I have already made a trifle from scratch learning how to make a Genoese sponge and creme Diplomat. The next class is creme Anglaise and fruit pie. Or, in my case, just… Continue reading Day 170 – Fruit Pie

Day 164 – Home schooling help

My sister was all ready to send her four-year-old back to pre-school this week, until she found out the day before that it was remaining closed, possibly until after the summer break. As with many families, the stress of having to provide some homeschooling (yes, even for pre-school) was taking its toll, so I thought… Continue reading Day 164 – Home schooling help

Day 138 – Sourdough crackers

My adventures in sourdough bread are still not resulting in a proper loaf. To try and change this, I begun (started? birthed?) two more starters: another rye starter (like my original, Sindy) and a white starter. In keeping with the grand tradition of sourdough starters I have named them: the rye, Lionel as Lionel Ritchie… Continue reading Day 138 – Sourdough crackers

Day 121 – Made Gingerbread

Today was a rainy public holiday here in Germany, so I wanted a nice easy new thing to do inside. I had a few options, but when my sister suggested we bake gingerbread men together over FaceTime with my nephew I knew that was the one to go with. Not exactly a seasonal bake, but… Continue reading Day 121 – Made Gingerbread

Day 115 – Chocolate mint cookies

There are only a couple of flavour combinations that I simply can't resist - salt and vinegar (a very British combination, I know) makes my mouth water every time I think of it, and dark chocolate and mint makes me swoon with anticipation. I love dark chocolate anyway, but once you add the sharp mint… Continue reading Day 115 – Chocolate mint cookies

Day 110 – Made naan bread

I have made it no secret in this blog that I love making bread, or indeed just food and baking in general. There is something so pleasurable and satisfying about making your own bread, it's something I don't think I'll ever stop. In an effort to make my way through my cookbooks, and the food… Continue reading Day 110 – Made naan bread

Day 102 – Made Bagels

I've written before how much I love making bread, so I was excited to see that the Bread Ahead Bakery in London is doing daily tutorials on Instagram on different baked goods. I was intrigued to see bagels popped up on the schedule – my husband loves them, I am indifferent, but they require a… Continue reading Day 102 – Made Bagels

Day 90 – Made hot cross buns

I was due to fly home to the UK just after Easter, and obviously, that isn't happening now, but I had made a rough(long) list of all the things I would eat when I was there. Chocolate is key over Easter, and I had my eyes on some Cadbury's Mini Eggs, as well as some… Continue reading Day 90 – Made hot cross buns

Day 83 – Made chocolate orange cake

Every time I go back to the UK I return with a Terry's Chocolate Orange: that obviously won't be happening for a while, so I was left a bit stuck when a craving hit today. With nothing new planned, and a desire to comfort bake, I turned to my saviour Nigella's How To Be A… Continue reading Day 83 – Made chocolate orange cake