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

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 269 – Pad Thai

Pad Thai is my absolute favourite thing to order in a Thai restaurant - original, I know. There's a great place just off the main shopping street in Frankfurt that does a delicious tofu Pad Thai for around €6: a perfect post-shopping pick me up. The nutty, tangy taste, mixed with some crunchy veg and… Continue reading Day 269 – Pad Thai

Day 248 – Kakigori

Looking at the some of the food posts from the last month or so, it really looks like I've been on a bit of a Japanese food kick. From mochi, to okonomiyaki, I've been reaching out and trying some new things from a style of food that I already love. Today, I tried something else… Continue reading Day 248 – Kakigori

Day 233 – Made sorbet

This is another instalment in my Puff the Bakery pastry school chronicles. After taking advantage of a cooler spell and making financiers in the oven earlier in the week, a sudden increase in temperature led me to the course's frozen dessert section. This section (in the second volume of the course) included parfait and baked… Continue reading Day 233 – Made sorbet