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

Day 230 – Honey financiers

After what seemed like a ridiculously long break from baking, but was in reality only three weeks, I'm back on my Puff the Bakery pastry course, and it's time to make financiers. My forced break was mainly due to the unbearable heat we'd been blessed with just lately, so I waited for the first 26C… Continue reading Day 230 – Honey financiers

Day 216 – Food Photography

If you've been following along with me, you've probably noticed the increase in food posts over the past month or so. That's because I've been learning how to make some amazing and delicious foods such as lemon meringue pie and galette des rois on a pastry course run by the fantastic Puff the Bakery. Naturally,… Continue reading Day 216 – Food Photography

Day 208 – Cheese twists

After yesterday's 27km walk I needed something low effort and easy to do today. As usual, that came down to whipping something up in the kitchen. Thanks to the puff pastry class on my Puff the Bakery pastry course the other week, I had a couple of puff pastry sheets in the freezer. In an… Continue reading Day 208 – Cheese twists

Day 205 – Cheesecake

I've never been a big fan of cheesecake. I don't know whether it's too many student dinner parties where we played at adults, imitating pub meals, and finishing it off with Philadelphia mixed with sugar, over some crumbled digestives, or that I just like my sweet stuff tangy or sweet – not a weird combination… Continue reading Day 205 – Cheesecake

Day 198 – Galette des Rois

After a bit of a break, I'm back to my Puff the Bakery pastry course, and this week it's the big one: puff pastry. I was always aware it was meant to really difficult to make at home: I remember watching bakers struggle on The Great British Bake Off year after year, and for that… Continue reading Day 198 – Galette des Rois

Day 186 – Lemon Meringue

Oh boy, I have been waiting for this. This is one of the main reasons I signed up for the 8 week Puff the Bakery pastry course. I much prefer sharp and tart flavours over excessive sweetness, and will generally always drift towards anything lemon or lime flavoured. Lemon meringue is a top contender for… Continue reading Day 186 – Lemon Meringue

Day 170 – Fruit Pie

So as I mentioned the other day, I've started a pastry course run by Puff the Bakery. Week one is custard week, and I have already made a trifle from scratch learning how to make a Genoese sponge and creme Diplomat. The next class is creme Anglaise and fruit pie. Or, in my case, just… Continue reading Day 170 – Fruit Pie

Day 162 – Pickled radishes

Sometimes I buy vegetables and only use them once or twice. Even though I mostly meal plan and make shopping lists, I sometimes shop with my stomach. Last week I picked up some radishes to use in salads, and now I find myself with a bunch left and no meals to put in them. I… Continue reading Day 162 – Pickled radishes

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