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!),… Read More

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… Read More

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… Read More

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… Read More

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… Read More

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… Read More

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… Read More

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… Read More

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… Read More

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… Read More