As there is nothing more dull than relentless positivity, I thought I’d share with you a recent failure of mine. Of course, like most of my failures the dreaded sourdough was involved, but this time I was at least prepared for the experiment to go a bit wrong. I’ve been nailing traditional white, sourdough loaves… Continue reading Soughdough Hot Cross Buns, I make the mistakes so you don’t have to.
Yesterday I bought a pineapple to take to a barbecue. Last year i discovered that putting pineapple on the grill after you cooked up some pork belly was bloody delicious and was looking forward to repeat performance. However, by the time i got around to it the coals were cold and i wasn’t that hungry… Continue reading Upside down, pineapple “your grandmother made this” cake
As an English person i love jumping on a boozy bandwagon and St Patrick’s day has got to be the biggest one of all. I am, apparently, 1/16 Irish, barely a drop of it in me, but my partner is Northern Irish and that is good enough for me to throw together some Paddy Day… Continue reading A very Bristol, St Patricks Day treat
Holy Scooby snacks its Seville Orange season which means marmalade, marmalade, marmalade! The Seville orange isn’t too great for eating raw but boil those babies up with some sugar and you have yourself a sweet, bitter spread that isn’t just for toast and Paddington Bears sandwiches. Use it on duck, in cakes, as a glaze… Continue reading Marvellous Marmalade
Some of you will be pleased to know i haven’t fallen off the edge of the earth but have instead been growing and reducing my chutney empire over the Christmas period. It was wonderful running a moderately successful mini business but with a full time job, a period of heartache and my poor house-mates choking… Continue reading Der Butterkuchen Ist Gut
Oooh Autumn you do spoil me with your gifts of apples, squashe and pumpkins, everything covered in cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg and cloves it is by far the best time of year. That and it’s hat weather and i love a good hat. I have been looking for a good recipe for pumpkin loaf for a… Continue reading Coconut and Pumpkin Loafy Loaf
Well i should perhaps come back and think of a snappier name for these little beauties but i am a bit devoid of inspiration for now. However they do tell you exactly what to expect at the end so what i lack in wordsmanship i have made up to you in doing what it says… Continue reading It’s apple season! Apple and custard, latice, mini pies.