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 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 282 – Florentines

After a flurry of new thing baking during the summer, things have slowed down a little. I'm currently still looking after my friend's lovely dog Sascha, and I'm frantically cramming for a German language test. In short, life has been too busy to be trying to avoid getting hairs in beautiful patisserie. Today though, I… Continue reading Day 282 – Florentines

Day 254 – Chelsea Buns

Although I've not come to the end of my Puff Bakery course yet – I'm taking a little break for a few weeks until I have more time – I really miss creating the delicious bakes from it. Having the baking itch, I decided to turn to my other trusty sidekick from the past few… Continue reading Day 254 – Chelsea Buns

Day 250 – Made Pretzels

It feels like I haven't made anything new that's bread-related for ages! I'm still plugging away, trying to achieve the ideal sourdough loaf (why is it so hard?!) but when I'm making bread, I tend to stick to the same go-to's at the moment. So today, I thought I'll have a dabble with a new… Continue reading Day 250 – Made Pretzels

Day 233 – Hazelnut and Ricotta cake

Another week, another bake from my pastry course from Puff the Bakery a.k.a. the best thing I've bought this year. This week it was time to try out the hazelnut, and ricotta cake, with decadently dark chocolate ganache on top. I'd put off baking this for a little bit for two reasons: (1) I feel… Continue reading Day 233 – Hazelnut and Ricotta cake

Day 238 – Biscotti

I've had biscotti on my 'to-make' list for a while. These crunchy Italian biscuits go perfectly with a hot cup of tea and are sometimes given as gifts at Christmas. So what better time to make them than the middle of summer! Actually, after another brief flirtation with 30C+ degree days last week, our August… Continue reading Day 238 – Biscotti

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 211 – Milk Bread

There is a lovely Japanese Patiserrie in Frankfurt called Iimori, and after tasting how heavenly soft their Shokupan was, I've been desperate to make it ever since. I've been patiently waiting for weeks to get to making it on Puff the Bakery pastry course I'm currently working through, and finally, my time has come. Milk… Continue reading Day 211 – Milk Bread

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