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

Day 200 – Palmiers

Following on from my puff pastry adventures the other day, I was excited to create something more. I made sure I had a decent amount of pastry left, and even managed to freeze a few sheets for another day – what a great feeling! Today though, it was all about palmiers, something I've wanted to… Continue reading Day 200 – Palmiers

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 178 – Made Grissini

Just a quick scroll through my done list will show how much I like baking bread: there's been sourdough (still not nailed this), baguettes, hot cross buns, and lots more. There's something so satisfying and a bit magical about making bread out of just four ingredients and seeing it all come together in a smooth… Continue reading Day 178 – Made Grissini