Macarons

There comes a point on a Friday afternoon when I get a baking itch. Things have started to wind down, ready for the weekend and I crave a quick project to tinker away on in the kitchen that will give same-day results. I never want anything too labour intensive, but I love whipping up a… Continue reading Macarons

Anzac Biscuits

This has been a busy week for new things, not only did I make my placemats with my new sewing machine, but I also made Tim Tams in an Intro to Australian Baking course by Bread Ahead. That wasn't enough though, I couldn't stop at just making the delicious chocolatey and crunchy Tim Tams biscuits,… Continue reading Anzac Biscuits

Tim Tams

I would definitely consider myself adventurous with food and love trying out the famous dishes and baked goods from countries all over the world. Last year I not only went to Japan, Korea, and the Middle-East with my kitchen adventures, but also Nigeria, Russia, and Finland. I like to think I'm culinary well-travelled, but one… Continue reading Tim Tams

Day 334 – Sticky Toffee Pudding

I have been waiting to make this one since my early days of Puff School. A true British bake, sticky toffee pudding evokes many memories of cosy evenings sat by the fire at my parent's house. It was also the dessert at my wedding, so it really has special memories for me, and I'm amazed… Continue reading Day 334 – Sticky Toffee Pudding

Day 311 – Patterned Cake Design

A cursory glance at my blog will show that I love baking and trying anything food-related, but if you look through at some of the pictures you'll see that presentation isn't my strong suit. In my eyes, flavour over style will always, always win, but sometimes it would be nice to make something that looked… Continue reading Day 311 – Patterned Cake Design

Day 302 – Madeleines

It's cake week in my Puff the Bakery course, and whilst the Opera cake might have to wait a little while until I can skilfully master multiple layers, I couldn't wait to try the much more straightforward Madeline. The madeleine is a shell-shaped, airy sponge, made with brown butter and honey, similar in taste to… Continue reading Day 302 – Madeleines

Day 288 – Welsh Cakes

This week has suddenly become a lot colder, and all at once am I thankful that I was only borrowing my friend's dog. She's now gone home so I get to stay in my nice warm bed in the mornings, instead of grumpily trudging out the door with an excited pup. The cold weather does… Continue reading Day 288 – Welsh Cakes

Day 282 – Florentines

After a flurry of new thing baking during the summer, things have slowed down a little. I'm currently still looking after my friend's lovely dog Sascha, and I'm frantically cramming for a German language test. In short, life has been too busy to be trying to avoid getting hairs in beautiful patisserie. Today though, I… Continue reading Day 282 – Florentines

Day 277 – Eccles Cakes

We love a cake or bake in the UK. It's one reason why The Great British Bake Off and afternoon teas are so popular. We have such a rich variety of baked goods to choose from, it goes far beyond scones and Victoria sponges. I touched upon this when I made Chelsea buns, but different… Continue reading Day 277 – Eccles Cakes

Day 254 – Chelsea Buns

Although I've not come to the end of my Puff Bakery course yet – I'm taking a little break for a few weeks until I have more time – I really miss creating the delicious bakes from it. Having the baking itch, I decided to turn to my other trusty sidekick from the past few… Continue reading Day 254 – Chelsea Buns