Day 332 – Homemade Afternoon Tea

I think a British afternoon tea (is there any other kind?) sometimes has mythical status with non-Brits. In a romanticised version of Britain, we're enjoying it every day, at least the scones and cup of tea, but in reality, it's something I've only had a handful of times in my life, and all in the… Continue reading Day 332 – Homemade Afternoon Tea

Day 331 – Opera Cake

This is the first bake from my Puff the Bakery course to nearly break me. I've made complex bakes before, the chocolate entremet from a couple of weeks ago being the most notable, but the opera cakes complex and multiple layers were a little too much to handle. Photo by Dima Valkov on Pexels.com The… Continue reading Day 331 – Opera Cake

Day 322 – Made Brookies

Today's new thing was going to be a bit of a mad science experiment. I'd read a recipe that involved combining two of the most popular bakes of all time, the brownie and the cookie, brought together for the first time to create...the brookie! Photo by RF._.studio on Pexels.com Like a mad culinary scientist, I… Continue reading Day 322 – Made Brookies

Day 319 – Chocolate Entremet

Today's new thing is one I've been looking forward to and imagining since the summer. I'd been saving the last bake from Volume 1 of my baking course with Puff the Bakery until I had a special occasion, but now I'm well on my way in Volume 2 of the course, I need to know… Continue reading Day 319 – Chocolate Entremet

Day 317 – Chin Chin

Rather than what two english gentleman clinking glasses together would say, today's new thing Chin Chin is the surprising name of a sweet Nigerian snack. I found the recipe a little while ago in an issue of BBC Good Food magazine and I've been waiting for the right time to give this tasty sounding dish… Continue reading Day 317 – Chin Chin

Day 310 – Sangak

After enjoying the success of my new bread-making in a sourdough class at the weekend, (I made the very tasty Borodinsky bread) I was looking forward to joining another Bread Ahead class, this time for flatbreads. I've done a few Bread Ahead courses over the year, including the aforementioned sourdough one earlier in the week,… Continue reading Day 310 – Sangak

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 299 – Burrata

I could quite easily have filled this year of new things with new foods to try or bake. There's so much out there that I'd like to try, it makes things a little too easy! My plan at the beginning of the year was to go to new foods as a last resort, but as… Continue reading Day 299 – Burrata

Day 296 – Meringues

Making meringues has been on my list since its conception late last year. A good crunchy, chewy meringue feels really indulgent to me, and when done correctly, is pure heaven. I've made lovely soft Italian meringue for my lemon meringue pie, but for some reason dared not venture into the classic French meringue category. They've… Continue reading Day 296 – Meringues

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