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 296 – Meringues

Making meringues has been on my list since its conception late last year. A good crunchy, chewy meringue feels really indulgent to me, and when done correctly, is pure heaven. I've made lovely soft Italian meringue for my lemon meringue pie, but for some reason dared not venture into the classic French meringue category. They've… Continue reading Day 296 – Meringues

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 269 – Pad Thai

Pad Thai is my absolute favourite thing to order in a Thai restaurant - original, I know. There's a great place just off the main shopping street in Frankfurt that does a delicious tofu Pad Thai for around €6: a perfect post-shopping pick me up. The nutty, tangy taste, mixed with some crunchy veg and… Continue reading Day 269 – Pad Thai

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 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 111 – Made Zhug

Zhug does not have the most appetising name and I'm not even 100% sure how to pronounce it, but it has been on my 'to make' list for a long time. Zhug (or zhoug) is a spicy green sauce from Yemen and is normally used over meats and vegetables. I love Middle Eastern food perhaps… Continue reading Day 111 – Made Zhug

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