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 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 236 – Twice-baked chocolate cake

I know, right? I have been looking forward to making this twice-baked chocolate cake since the beginning of my Puff the Bakery pastry course, the name of it alone makes me salivate with anticipation (too much?) Although I love baked goods, desserts, and all things sweet, sponge cake doesn't excite me. I can really enjoy… Continue reading Day 236 – Twice-baked chocolate cake

Day 233 – Made sorbet

This is another instalment in my Puff the Bakery pastry school chronicles. After taking advantage of a cooler spell and making financiers in the oven earlier in the week, a sudden increase in temperature led me to the course's frozen dessert section. This section (in the second volume of the course) included parfait and baked… Continue reading Day 233 – Made sorbet

Day 230 – Honey financiers

After what seemed like a ridiculously long break from baking, but was in reality only three weeks, I'm back on my Puff the Bakery pastry course, and it's time to make financiers. My forced break was mainly due to the unbearable heat we'd been blessed with just lately, so I waited for the first 26C… Continue reading Day 230 – Honey financiers

Day 221 – Sourdough pancakes

My sourdough starter, Robert Breadford, has made one decent loaf in his short lifetime. It's not his fault, Mr Breadford is bubbly and lively when the time requires, but I let him down every time. Although I love making bread, sourdough is proving to be my white whale – my number one baking challenge. Unfortunately,… Continue reading Day 221 – Sourdough pancakes

Day 215 – Torrijas

A couple of days ago I made milk bread/Shokupan and it has been the gift that keeps on giving. Not only have I made super soft burger buns with the dough, but I've also made cinnamon swirls and a couple of loaves of bread. Today, I'm using what remains of the bread to make yet… Continue reading Day 215 – Torrijas

Day 214 – Two-ingredient mousse

Today's new thing was a panicked, last-minute one. I had planned to do some stargazing, but the previously sunny weather decided to cloud over right around dusk. Luckily, I'd had the recipe for a two-ingredient mousse saved for what feels like forever, ready and waiting to be tested. We used to have lunch out most… Continue reading Day 214 – Two-ingredient mousse

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