Cruffins

Posting about sweet, decadent treats isn't the usual January blog content, I know, but I'm always happy to bake new things, no matter what time of year it is. If you followed me last year, you'll likely know how much I valued the Puff the Bakery baking course I started last summer. I went from… Continue reading Cruffins

Day 358 – Croissants

Oh boy, I've been looking forward to making these since I started the second part of my Puff the Bakery course months ago. I've had to fast-forward a few weeks to get to the this but don't worry, I'll be picking things back up next year again. This year I've really developed my baking skills,… Continue reading Day 358 – Croissants

Day 277 – Eccles Cakes

We love a cake or bake in the UK. It's one reason why The Great British Bake Off and afternoon teas are so popular. We have such a rich variety of baked goods to choose from, it goes far beyond scones and Victoria sponges. I touched upon this when I made Chelsea buns, but different… Continue reading Day 277 – Eccles Cakes

Day 193 – Gugelhupf

I'm taking a week off from my Puff the Bakery pastry course as I sadly couldn't keep eating lemon meringue every night – vegetables were needed! This doesn't mean I've stayed away from the kitchen though: not only have I finally made a decent sourdough loaf, I also tried my hand at Gugelhupf, a sweet… Continue reading Day 193 – Gugelhupf

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 167 – Baguettes

I'm back doing my favourite thing, making bread, and today I wanted to follow along with another Bread Ahead tutorial and make baguettes. I've made a lot of Italian bread, but rarely ventured into French bread, so why not start with one of the classics. The crusty French sticks are so soft and springy inside,… Continue reading Day 167 – Baguettes

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