Day 365 – Doughnuts

I've tried to schedule some of the big bakes for my last couple of new things. After croissants and pain au chocolat, the other thing I really wanted to try making this year was doughnuts. I like a doughnut now and again, but my husband loves them and I thought it would be a really… Continue reading Day 365 – Doughnuts

Day 331 – Opera Cake

This is the first bake from my Puff the Bakery course to nearly break me. I've made complex bakes before, the chocolate entremet from a couple of weeks ago being the most notable, but the opera cakes complex and multiple layers were a little too much to handle. Photo by Dima Valkov on Pexels.com The… Continue reading Day 331 – Opera Cake

Day 317 – Chin Chin

Rather than what two english gentleman clinking glasses together would say, today's new thing Chin Chin is the surprising name of a sweet Nigerian snack. I found the recipe a little while ago in an issue of BBC Good Food magazine and I've been waiting for the right time to give this tasty sounding dish… Continue reading Day 317 – Chin Chin

Day 299 – Burrata

I could quite easily have filled this year of new things with new foods to try or bake. There's so much out there that I'd like to try, it makes things a little too easy! My plan at the beginning of the year was to go to new foods as a last resort, but as… Continue reading Day 299 – Burrata

Day 297 – Paris Brest

No, this isn't a post about French boobs, more like French pastry. That's right, I'm back on my Puff the Bakery course, and after hitting such highs as the twice-baked chocolate cake, and actual puff pastry, I'm starting Volume 2 with some choux pastry. Choux is the base for so many things including chocolate eclairs,… Continue reading Day 297 – Paris Brest

Day 275 – Moon Cake

As I was strolling the aisles of the Asian Supermarket last week, I noticed multiple versions of a little, beautifully decorated dessert. They were everywhere. Big, small, and different flavours. I'd never seen them before so I did a little research and discovered they were moon cakes, a Chinese pastry filled with a sweet, red… Continue reading Day 275 – Moon Cake

Day 268 – Plantain Crisps

I'm looking after my friend's dog at the moment, the lovely Sascha. She is cute, cuddly, and a little time-intensive: she likes a lot of attention and sometimes it's difficult to get a lot done. She's the cutest little monkey, but I can't quite get used to being watched when I go to the bathroom!… Continue reading Day 268 – Plantain Crisps

Day 249 – Homemade Gyoza

It was just yesterday when I was writing about my recent Japanese culinary adventures. The truth is, I'm relatively new to Japanese food beyond the standard sushi or teriyaki chicken. Frankfurt has a lot of really good Japanese restaurants, and last year I travelled to Düsseldorf, specifically to visit the large Japanese area and many… Continue reading Day 249 – Homemade Gyoza

Day 216 – Food Photography

If you've been following along with me, you've probably noticed the increase in food posts over the past month or so. That's because I've been learning how to make some amazing and delicious foods such as lemon meringue pie and galette des rois on a pastry course run by the fantastic Puff the Bakery. Naturally,… Continue reading Day 216 – Food Photography

Day 208 – Cheese twists

After yesterday's 27km walk I needed something low effort and easy to do today. As usual, that came down to whipping something up in the kitchen. Thanks to the puff pastry class on my Puff the Bakery pastry course the other week, I had a couple of puff pastry sheets in the freezer. In an… Continue reading Day 208 – Cheese twists