March 5, 2016
Oh my. Have I got a back catalogue building up? Yes…yes I have. I keep developing and jotting down recipes. Testing, eating, altering, trying again. I write them up in draft and just don’t get around to taking a photo and posting them on here. Here’s one to be going on with. As with most […]
May 25, 2015
Sometimes you just need a no-nonsense cake. One for the weekend, obligingly providing slices of dense, butteriness with every cup of tea. One for when friends are calling in and you want to offer sustenance, but nothing too fussy. One to wrap in foil and take on a camping trip or to stuff into a rucksack for a walk on […]
May 27, 2012
We do like a fruity loaf. I made up this recipe on the hoof but it worked out just right for Sunday breakfast.
April 17, 2012
A loaf cake flavoured with orange, moistened with orange and golden syrup and drizzled with orange icing.
June 18, 2011
I am still learning the importance of a sense of order. I don’t mean having everything in its place, although that really helps. It’s about making sure that I do things in the right sequence. Every time I cook something I work out a better way…or rather I realise I have done something ‘arse about […]
April 24, 2011
"24 BUNS! What am I going to do with 24 buns?" I asked myself. I didn't know the answer so I decided to make 8 chunky buns and a huge loaf sized one.
March 28, 2011
I baked these layered rolls, based on a recipe from Richard Bertinet’s ‘Dough’ this morning. We had them for lunch, fresh from the oven, with mozzarella, avocado, tomatoes, pesto and rocket. They are very easy to make as there is no shaping, just some random cutting and stacking. I made two batches of dough to […]
March 5, 2011
This loaf gives you a light, even textured, superbly flavoured bread with a 'not too crusty' crust that's good for toast or sandwiches and lasts for several days.
September 28, 2010
It occured to me that some of you may be getting bored of my monthly bread baking posts for Fresh From the Oven. So I will try to keep it brief and breezy but I won’t be offended if you don’t look at it. Stop looking. You don’t need to see this. Are you still here? […]
August 28, 2010
Here is the result of August’s Fresh From The Oven baking challenge: Brioche. As the recipe in The River Cottage Bread Guide says it is a very wet dough. It’s a real ‘stir it with a wooden spoon’ job rather than ‘knead it on the worktop.’ Eventually with the addition of a good handful of […]
May 8, 2010
There’s nothing very clever about this loaf. I like it because it looks impressive with very little effort. I just make a standard ‘read it off the back of the yeast packet’ bread recipe, although I have tweaked it a bit. I make up the water amount to include an egg yolk and some milk. […]
June 3, 2009
If you would like a really easy bread recipe that needs no kneading check out my version of the NYT recipe that is featured in this months Fabulous Places Blog. I find this works best for me if I make the dough just before the school run (around 3.30pm) then do the first dough slooshing when I […]