banana bread

I developed this recipe for D the month that we got married. It was my first post after we tied the knot and I was super proud of myself that I was winning at married life. How different things are now. So I am reposting this with a few tiny amendments, as now my cooking…

A delightfully fruity Couronne

The word on the grapevine is that 2016 is the year of the Babka, a brioche like yeasted cake or bread. When I told my husband about this, he exclaimed with great joy, “oh that’s Polish”, and after doing a little research, it appears that this bread is served at major holiday events such as…

Focaccia

I am really enjoying making bread these days. And in the last week or so I have become obsessed with Focaccia. It’s quite hard to actually get it right. For me, it needs lots of olive oil, herbs and salt. I have made a few not so wonderful versions in the last week. Some were…

Cheesy buns

This week I had a few highs and lows in the kitchen. I have been busy making breads and cakes and a soup or two. The breads all worked out triumphantly but the soup however was a fail. I was watching Jamie Oliver’s 15 minute meals which is a show I usually really like and…

Pull apart bread for sharing!

To be honest I had never heard of a pull apart bread until very recently. Yes I have made bready desserts like cinnamon buns/rolls that you tear apart and everyone gets one but the term pull apart bread is new to me. A lot of the blogs I follow have been talking about these pull…

Bread, glorious bread…

Over the weekend, I just had to put one of my new books to the test. My sister bought me a new bread book as I only had the one, and I’m sure she is bored of me talking on about the same old recipes. Her gift was the best ever! ‘My Bread’ by Jim…

No fuss soup and bread

So my dad sent me a text request for a veg based soup with spinach. Most of the time I just throw soups together with whatever is left in the fridge. I have a few soups that I don’t mess with and funnily enough spinach soup is one of them. So I finished work and…

Yummy scrummy bank holiday Monday breakfast

Don’t you just love this time of year? The weather is unpredictable, the sun hangs lower and sets new shadows and the cool air whirls around you, making it time to cosy up and indulge. The clock jumps back an hour and your October Sunday lasts forever. Really I think I can safely say that…