New Year Desserts

My role in yesterday’s New Years Day lunch was dessert, I have my usuals that I do (I make a mean pain au chocolat ‘bread and butter’ pudding!) but I wanted to try something different. There were 9 of us for dinner, so I decided to make 2, Clementine and Prosecco Jelly and an Apple, …

Festive Goodies

I haven't baked in a while, I have been having withdrawal symptoms to be honest.  But is there any better excuse to bake than Christmas? My parents spent the festive period with us and they do like a sweet treat to have with their endless cups of tea. I decided to try Gingerbread, I’ve never …

Puff Pastry Delights

I had such great plans for this weekend, starting firstly with getting the Christmas shopping kicked off! I had to work Saturday morning, which went on longer than planned, then the weather (which was sunny and windy) took a turn to wet and very windy.  The appeal of trudging around busy, festively decorated shops waned …

Our daily bread

I do love fresh homemade bread and having made some lovely soup I thought what I needed with it was some fresh bread, straight from the oven…and that's exactly what I did! I used a recipe from the latest Great British Bake Off Cook Book for ‘The Perfect White Loaf. It was pretty straightforward to …