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 180 – Custard Tart

Today I started week 3 of my Puff the Bakery pastry course, making the deceptively simple custard tart. After making last week's frangipane tart I had kept half of the pastry to one side to make the custard tart, and thinking back to my melting butter problems, I waited until the weather had cooled slightly… Continue reading Day 180 – Custard Tart

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 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 166 – Trifle

Before normal life started to shut down, I tried to stay away from having anything food-related as one of my new things. As someone who already actively looked for new foods to eat and make, it felt a little too easy. That's changed over the past four months. My new adventures had to be limited… Continue reading Day 166 – Trifle

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 100 – Made Ounde

If only I'd planned ahead a more I would have come up with a special new thing to celebrate getting to 100 days, but with everything going on it passed me by. Instead, I made something new – the Mauiritian ounde. We spent a very happy holiday in Mauritius in 2017, and fell in love… Continue reading Day 100 – Made Ounde

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