Cranberry Hot Cross Buns

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Easter is approaching which can only mean more reasons to bake unnecessarily 🙂 This week for the blog, I have baked Hot Cross Buns. If you follow me on Instagram (here – do come over and say hi if you aren’t already!), you’ll know I made these a little while back and they are now […]

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Mini Croissants

mini croissant

I baked miniature croissants with the 2nd half of that laminated dough from my earlier Pain Au Raisin. How cute are they?! After leaving the pre-made dough in the fridge to defrost slowly overnight, it was left out to come to room temp for a few hours in the morning. I then rolled out the dough and […]

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Chorizo and Pesto Bread

pesto-chorizo-loaf-bread

OK, so, recently I made a roasted garlic and rosemary loaf whereby I was drawn in by imagery on Instagram, immediately copied it and then spent the rest of the day being thoroughly conscious of my breath! Well, today’s post is about what I did with the other half of that dough. I had a little […]

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Roasted Garlic and Rosemary Bread

garlic_rosemary_loaf

Instagram is a killer for unnecessary hunger pangs. I can be scrolling away, not one little bit hungry at all and then I see a very very tasty image of a pastry, or a cake, or a doughnut, or… well, anything that is carb related and beautifully shot it seems, and just like that – […]

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Pain Au Raisin

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I have been fully swept along with the GBBO magic this year and watching pastry week this Wednesday had us desperate for some freshly baked pain au raisins as soon as it had finished. So, this weekend, I made laminated dough for the first time in aaaaaages. It’s a faff, and it takes a while, […]

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Homemade Cruffins!

Homemade_Cruffins

We live in the UK and there is just nowhere nearby that we can get to (that I know of) in order for me to try a proper, freshly baked, crispy, buttery Cruffin. So, I had the bright idea that I wanted to bake some Cruffins at home instead… how hard could it be to recreate […]

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Mini Brioche Buns

I am determined to overcome my reluctance for working with yeast, and as such I keep forcing myself to try these bread bakes. It doesn’t come as naturally to me, nor do I get the same enjoyment as I would baking a cake, but somehow I feel I must get the hang of these yeasty […]

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Chocolate and Cinnamon Babka

chocolate cinnamon babka

I must start this post with a thank you. A MASSIVE thank you in fact to The Gentleman Baker who put me onto this bread bake. Before him, I had never actually heard of Babka before. I had spied his incredibly mouth watering photo of a ‘just baked’ Babka on Instagram and had to find […]

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Cinnamon Bun Cake

Ok, so, I don’t normally work with yeast. It is unpredictable for me – I will either have a monstrous rise that is almost uncontrollable, or the dough will be as flat as a pancake, mimicking cement until I finally give up and chuck it away. There just doesn’t seem to be an in-between. I […]

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Hot Cross Buns

My first attempt at Hot Cross Buns. A little lumpy in parts but well risen and a decent starter for ten. I used the BBC goodfood Hot Cross Bun recipe and followed it almost to a T as far as ingredients. The only changes I made were to activate the yeast in the warm milk […]

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