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

Day 111 – Made Zhug

Zhug does not have the most appetising name and I'm not even 100% sure how to pronounce it, but it has been on my 'to make' list for a long time. Zhug (or zhoug) is a spicy green sauce from Yemen and is normally used over meats and vegetables. I love Middle Eastern food perhaps… Continue reading Day 111 – Made Zhug

Day 110 – Made naan bread

I have made it no secret in this blog that I love making bread, or indeed just food and baking in general. There is something so pleasurable and satisfying about making your own bread, it's something I don't think I'll ever stop. In an effort to make my way through my cookbooks, and the food… Continue reading Day 110 – Made naan bread

Day 102 – Made Bagels

I've written before how much I love making bread, so I was excited to see that the Bread Ahead Bakery in London is doing daily tutorials on Instagram on different baked goods. I was intrigued to see bagels popped up on the schedule – my husband loves them, I am indifferent, but they require a… Continue reading Day 102 – Made Bagels

Day 100 – Made Ounde

If only I'd planned ahead a more I would have come up with a special new thing to celebrate getting to 100 days, but with everything going on it passed me by. Instead, I made something new – the Mauiritian ounde. We spent a very happy holiday in Mauritius in 2017, and fell in love… Continue reading Day 100 – Made Ounde

Day 90 – Made hot cross buns

I was due to fly home to the UK just after Easter, and obviously, that isn't happening now, but I had made a rough(long) list of all the things I would eat when I was there. Chocolate is key over Easter, and I had my eyes on some Cadbury's Mini Eggs, as well as some… Continue reading Day 90 – Made hot cross buns

Day 75 – Nigella’s cinnamon rolls

In these strange and stressful times, there is nothing more comfortin to me than baking. I made a double batch of these amazing banana and chia seed muffins to stick in the freezer, and was ready for more. I adore Nigella Lawson and have had my copy of How To Be A Domestic Goddess for… Continue reading Day 75 – Nigella’s cinnamon rolls