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

Day 163 – Made Gnocchi

It's probably clear from looking through my new things list that I love food. I love eating it, but I really love making it. In my eyes, Italian food is the most pleasurable food to make, the way they make such beautiful, mouth-watering flavours come together in such a simple way really appeals to my… Continue reading Day 163 – Made Gnocchi

Day 153 – Sourdough pizza

Oh, my ongoing sourdough saga continues. I still haven't managed to create a proper loaf despite having 3 different starters, but I did successfully make some sourdough crackers last week that built my confidence a bit. My next step was to make something a bit more bread-like and try a pizza dough. One of the… Continue reading Day 153 – Sourdough pizza

Day 138 – Sourdough crackers

My adventures in sourdough bread are still not resulting in a proper loaf. To try and change this, I begun (started? birthed?) two more starters: another rye starter (like my original, Sindy) and a white starter. In keeping with the grand tradition of sourdough starters I have named them: the rye, Lionel as Lionel Ritchie… Continue reading Day 138 – Sourdough crackers

Day 122 – Rhubarb and ginger cookies

So after yesterday's ginger bread it seems I'm on a bit of a ginger kick! I love the stuff, and always use it for tea or curries, but very rarely use it for baking. I found this recipe from Anna Jones, for rhubarb, ginger, and white chocolate cookies a few weeks ago, and it's been… Continue reading Day 122 – Rhubarb and ginger cookies

Day 121 – Made Gingerbread

Today was a rainy public holiday here in Germany, so I wanted a nice easy new thing to do inside. I had a few options, but when my sister suggested we bake gingerbread men together over FaceTime with my nephew I knew that was the one to go with. Not exactly a seasonal bake, but… Continue reading Day 121 – Made Gingerbread

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 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