Bread

Wholemeal Olive Focaccia

Wholemeal Olive Focaccia

Last weekend I wanted to make some homemade bread to enjoy for lunch. Luckily my children so kindly woke me up early enough on Sunday morning that I had this bread ready even before midday. So while I spent my morning sipping a LOT of coffee, […]

Gluten-free Pitta Breads and Olive Houmous 

Gluten-free Pitta Breads and Olive Houmous 

We’re not gluten-free at my house so I haven’t baked gluten-free bread before, or even used gluten free flour. When I saw they were baking gluten-free pitta breads on the last instalment of Grear Brtitish Bake-Off, I was a bit tempted to try them out! […]

Roasted Pepper and Thyme Soda Bread

Roasted Pepper and Thyme Soda Bread

I’ve been on holiday in France with my family this week and just got back on Sunday afternoon. I had some lovely baguette of course while away, and enjoyed it in particular on the side of the warm goat’s cheese salads which you can often […]

Slow Cooker Cinnamon and Raisin Bread

Slow Cooker Cinnamon and Raisin Bread

If you want to make a delicious loaf of bread during the summer, you can put your slow cooker to good use and beat the heat in the kitchen. There’s really no need to heat up the place with your oven! And any time of […]

Cheese and Herb Rolls

Cheese and Herb Rolls

I made these Cheese and Herb Rolls last weekend to have with some salads and ham/salami/roast chicken as it was a lovely warm day. Handily it was also the day for Sunday Baking Club on Twitter, and the theme last Sunday was bread rolls. They […]

Rosemary and Sage Bread

Rosemary and Sage Bread

This week I attended a sweetened dough bread-making class with Blackbird Bread in Twickenham. We made croissants, St. Lucia buns and cardamom and cinnamon rolls. It was three hours of mixing, kneading, shaping and baking, which was great fun and I will be writing a […]

Marzipan and Pistachio Cardamom Buns

Marzipan and Pistachio Cardamom Buns

The whole process of making bread really intrigues me. From the kneading (which I tend to do by hand as it is more fun than using the dough hook in the stand mixer!) to the proving stage when it magically doubles in size, it seems […]

Fruit Bread Crown

Fruit Bread Crown

For a delicious home-made fruit bread crown, with the taste of hot-cross buns, this overnight method is so easy. If they are anything like mine, your family and friends will be impressed when you produce this pretty plaited crown! With just ten to fifteen minutes prep […]

Speculoos Butter Twist Bread

Speculoos Butter Twist Bread

As it has just been half term and I’d taken some holiday from work I had a little more time than usual to plan and carry out my next bake. Well, kind of, in between trips and days out with the kids here and there! […]

Slow Cooker Spinach and Feta Focaccia

Slow Cooker Spinach and Feta Focaccia

I love the way I can just forget about the whatever I am making in the slow cooker and get on with other things while it proves and then bakes. Perfect for a day at home with an active nearly three-year-old! Read on for the […]

Slow Cooker Pumpkin Apple Bread

Slow Cooker Pumpkin Apple Bread

Autumn is here, and Halloween has just been upon us, and I have been making use of pumpkin in my baking in both slow cooker pumpkin apple bread loaf and a pumpkin pie. I adore the mellow flavour of pumpkin, and used it here in […]

Tear-and-share Brioche with Salted Caramel Icing

Tear-and-share Brioche with Salted Caramel Icing

So last week saw the Final of Great British Bake-Off, with Nancy winning with her perfect tartes au citron and not least her amazing Moulin rouge inspired creation. I had hoped Chetna would win, but after her departure the previous week, I was in Team […]