Albert & Michel Roux croissants

You don’t cut corners when you bake. Especially with a new recipe. Especially when said recipe is something so daunting that it took you two years to face it. And yet, that’s exactly… Continue reading

Paul Hollywood’s bloomer

If you read my previous post you might remember that I quite fancied watching Paul Hollywood’s Bread on BBC2. I wanted to buy his new book Bread but, being on a bit of budget, I waited… Continue reading

New gadgets

A few weeks ago I caught up with Paul Hollywood’s Bread on BBC2. I always jokingly say that I’m in a relationship with Amazon, given the amount of stuff I buy from them… Continue reading

Grilled aubergines with olive oil, garlic, parsley and feta cheese

Salted Caramel cupcakes

After my breadmaker’s sudden and untimely death, I finally had an excuse to buy a kitchen mixer. It helped a lot that the drama struck about a month before my birthday.. Another essential… Continue reading

Homemade pork dumplings

In these weeks of diet [where “diet” = me being banned from baking] our household has officially turned into a Chinese kitchen. I can’t remember the last time I put a meal together… Continue reading

No butter/No oil cookies

Yesterday saw me running my second ever 10k. My first having been 12 months ago, for which I virtually didn’t train due to a knee injury, this was the first year I actually… Continue reading

Notes from a culinary [and alcoholic] weekend

This weekend started in the best of ways: with a visit to Taste of London, thanks to a colleague who kindly gave me her free tickets, and a lot of prosecco. I had… Continue reading

Chocolate And Peanut Butter Whoopie Pies

Last weekend, the boyfriend was fantasising about eating an Oreo biscuit as big as his face. I toyed with the idea for a few days, learned that there’s such a thing as an… Continue reading

Gok Wan madness

This weekend I was meant to post about amaretto biscuits, a sort of meringue with ground almonds. Truth is I made them and they came out too ugly to be photographed. Not even… Continue reading