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 211 – Milk Bread

There is a lovely Japanese Patiserrie in Frankfurt called Iimori, and after tasting how heavenly soft their Shokupan was, I've been desperate to make it ever since. I've been patiently waiting for weeks to get to making it on Puff the Bakery pastry course I'm currently working through, and finally, my time has come. Milk… Continue reading Day 211 – Milk Bread

Day 189 – Masala Chai

Being British people always assume that I drink a lot of tea. Whilst I have a cupboard full of various herbal tea bags, I actually never drink traditional English black tea. I'm probably at risk of losing my passport over saying this, but I find it bland and unexciting: there's just nothing to it. That's… Continue reading Day 189 – Masala Chai

Day 140 – Rhubarb cordial

I wrote a few weeks ago about how much I love the taste of rhubarb but had never used it in the kitchen before. I was making some rhubarb and ginger cookies at the time and was surprised how tasty and easy it was. The cookies were such a big success that I wanted to… Continue reading Day 140 – Rhubarb cordial

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 130 – Plated dessert

One of my brilliant friends, Gerry, is a food genius. She constantly makes the most amazing food (she was even on Bulgarian Masterchef!), but her speciality is desserts and cakes. A couple of weeks ago she'd made a cake and made a special socially distanced trip just so she could share some slices of it… Continue reading Day 130 – Plated dessert

Day 127 – Sourdough

I've mentioned many times how much I love making bread: it really ignites the senses – the feel of the dough coming together, seeing the rise in the oven, and let's not forget the amazing smell that fills the house. It's one of my favourite things to do, but like so many people over the… Continue reading Day 127 – Sourdough

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

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