Baklava

Baklava is one of those sweet treats that has never really excited me. My husband loves it, and it's not hard to see why when this middle eastern delight consists of chopped nuts, enveloped in flaky, buttery pastry, covered in a sweet and fragrant syrup. They sell all different shapes and styles in the multiple… Continue reading Baklava

Saffron Buns

I have had the best and busiest weekend creating in the kitchen. For the past four Sunday's I've been doing one of Bread Ahead bakery's Bakers Series courses which has been a fantastic way to regularly get bread making in the kitchen - my favourite thing to do. This week however I also took part… Continue reading Saffron Buns

Paratha

Every now and again I make something new and I wonder how I've managed to get this far in my life without having them before. Paratha, specifically the Ottolenghi ones that I made for the first time, have filled a flatbread shaped hole in me I never knew I had. Ok, I make a lot… Continue reading Paratha

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

Cruffins

Posting about sweet, decadent treats isn't the usual January blog content, I know, but I'm always happy to bake new things, no matter what time of year it is. If you followed me last year, you'll likely know how much I valued the Puff the Bakery baking course I started last summer. I went from… Continue reading Cruffins

Day 365 – Doughnuts

I've tried to schedule some of the big bakes for my last couple of new things. After croissants and pain au chocolat, the other thing I really wanted to try making this year was doughnuts. I like a doughnut now and again, but my husband loves them and I thought it would be a really… Continue reading Day 365 – Doughnuts

Day 362 – Pain au Chocolat

You better believe I saved some of the most appetising bakes to close the year with! I made croissants the other day, and although they weren't perfect they were still homemade buttery croissants – I mean, what's not to like? The recipe from the Puff the Bakery course I've been following actually made enough for… Continue reading Day 362 – Pain au Chocolat

Day 358 – Croissants

Oh boy, I've been looking forward to making these since I started the second part of my Puff the Bakery course months ago. I've had to fast-forward a few weeks to get to the this but don't worry, I'll be picking things back up next year again. This year I've really developed my baking skills,… Continue reading Day 358 – Croissants

Day 345 – Made Lusikkaleivät

I'm back in the kitchen! After having a little time off, I decided to dip my toe back into all things sweet and baked by trying to make a batch of the festive Finnish spoon biscuits, Lusikkaleivät. Photo by Any Lane on Pexels.com I'd never heard of these before, but became intrigued after finding them… Continue reading Day 345 – Made Lusikkaleivät

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