Last week I wrote about baking by hand my first ever loaf of bread. It was instantly addictive and so I was back in the kitchen this weekend to have another go. There is just something amazing about the alchemy of bread making. Yes, I know it is basic chemistry and that the active yeast … Continue reading “There is not a thing that is more positive than bread.” – Fyodor Dostoevsky. Part two of my bread making odyssey
I have been having great fun in the kitchen today. And the best bit about it? Eating the fruits of one's labours of course! For a while now I have been wanting to have a go at making bread. We have a perfectly good bread maker which we use occasionally. But having watched tons of … Continue reading Kitchen Capers: making my first ever loaf of bread
Following on from my last post about my recent baking activities, in which I confessed to adding extra whisky to one of my cakes, my lovely Mum reminded me of this classic joke recipe - enjoy! Fruitcake Recipe Ingredients: 1 cup water 1 cup sugar 4 large eggs 2 cups candied fruit 1 teaspoon baking … Continue reading Baking ‘Priorities’!
Today I have been doing some impromptu baking. It is ages since I last indulged my love of making cakes and yummy things. I enjoy cooking proper meals most nights (unless it is Hub's turn - he is an excellent cook). But there is nothing quite like throwing together a few ingredients which, only a … Continue reading Autumn Baking: Nothing Better!
The arrival of guests chez nous today has given me a good excuse to do some baking. Hub and I have been trying to cut down a bit on indulgences recently so I have not been baking as frequently as I used to. But it is always nice to be able to offer home-cooked goodies to … Continue reading Songs for Swinging Bakers
First off, if ever there was a title that needed its punctuation, it's the one for this post! If you don't know what I mean, just contemplate what I might have been be writing about if I had missed out the comma....!! Anyway, that's enough grammatical ticklings for one night. Today my apron has been … Continue reading Baking, warts and all…