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 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

Day 250 – Made Pretzels

It feels like I haven't made anything new that's bread-related for ages! I'm still plugging away, trying to achieve the ideal sourdough loaf (why is it so hard?!) but when I'm making bread, I tend to stick to the same go-to's at the moment. So today, I thought I'll have a dabble with a new… Continue reading Day 250 – Made Pretzels

Day 238 – Biscotti

I've had biscotti on my 'to-make' list for a while. These crunchy Italian biscuits go perfectly with a hot cup of tea and are sometimes given as gifts at Christmas. So what better time to make them than the middle of summer! Actually, after another brief flirtation with 30C+ degree days last week, our August… Continue reading Day 238 – Biscotti

Day 178 – Made Grissini

Just a quick scroll through my done list will show how much I like baking bread: there's been sourdough (still not nailed this), baguettes, hot cross buns, and lots more. There's something so satisfying and a bit magical about making bread out of just four ingredients and seeing it all come together in a smooth… Continue reading Day 178 – Made Grissini

Day 167 – Baguettes

I'm back doing my favourite thing, making bread, and today I wanted to follow along with another Bread Ahead tutorial and make baguettes. I've made a lot of Italian bread, but rarely ventured into French bread, so why not start with one of the classics. The crusty French sticks are so soft and springy inside,… Continue reading Day 167 – Baguettes

Day 153 – Sourdough pizza

Oh, my ongoing sourdough saga continues. I still haven't managed to create a proper loaf despite having 3 different starters, but I did successfully make some sourdough crackers last week that built my confidence a bit. My next step was to make something a bit more bread-like and try a pizza dough. One of the… Continue reading Day 153 – Sourdough pizza

Day 150 – Babka and Challah

This is a really close contender for my favourite new thing so far. If you've been following for a while you know I love making bread, and you also might be aware that I'm a big fan of Bread Ahead Bakery – a London based bakery who have been offering daily tutorials on their Instagram… Continue reading Day 150 – Babka and Challah

Day 137 – Lavash and Pita bread

I'm back to doing what I love most: baking bread. My sourdough experiment is an ongoing effort (I'm on try 3 now and thankfully they're getting a little better each time), but whilst that's a long drawn out process, I wanted to whip up some nice and quick flatbreads to go with a Middle Eastern… Continue reading Day 137 – Lavash and Pita bread

Day 127 – Sourdough

I've mentioned many times how much I love making bread: it really ignites the senses – the feel of the dough coming together, seeing the rise in the oven, and let's not forget the amazing smell that fills the house. It's one of my favourite things to do, but like so many people over the… Continue reading Day 127 – Sourdough