A bit of alright

Posted by on Jan 20, 2014 in Cooking, Fun stuff | No Comments
A bit of alright

Friday night, ES Magazine on the way home. Oooh, that Rachel Khoo is tempting us with crumpets. Wonder if I could make sourdough ones? Bet I can. *Google*. Sure enough, recipes galore. Fast forward to Sunday morning and poor neglected sourdough starter gets fished out of the fridge. A bit of maths (yes, it hurt), some ...

How to make sourdough croissants

Posted by on Apr 15, 2013 in Cooking, Food, Fun stuff | One Comment
How to make sourdough croissants

Making croissants – ridiculous idea, right? Best to leave it to the Frenchies. Well actually it’s surprisingly simple. And like the rest of this sourdough baking business, it just requires a bit of patience and some elbow grease. Oh, and a lot of butter. So I made some, and here’s the recipe (again, thanks to ...

Sourdough rises again

Posted by on Mar 31, 2013 in Cooking, Food, Fun stuff | No Comments
Sourdough rises again

The sourdough has got me a little bit addicted at the moment (some Googling will show you I’m not the only one), and since it’s Easter I’ve been experimenting with sourdough hot cross bun recipes. And after a couple of tries, this is what I ended up with. I thought I’d share the recipe (thank ...

E5 Bakehouse – with a light dusting of Hollywood

Posted by on Mar 17, 2013 in Cooking, Food, Fun stuff | No Comments
E5 Bakehouse – with a light dusting of Hollywood

On Saturday I had an inspiring, enthralling and exhausting day baking bread in a railway arch in Hackney. My dad very generously bought me a one-day course at the E5 Bakehouse as a birthday present back in October last year, and it’s so bloody popular that March 16 was the earliest I could book. And ...

Fat Tuesday… and Friday, Saturday, Sunday

Posted by on Mar 12, 2013 in Food, Fun stuff, Restaurants | No Comments
Fat Tuesday… and Friday, Saturday, Sunday

A weekend of filling my face. Followed by a fast day (part of the 5:2 thing – have yet to see whether it works). Followed by a dirty burger. I ate some really good stuff, I took some pictures – when I could remember and when it was light enough – and I thought I’d ...

Freelance funtime

Posted by on Jan 30, 2013 in Cooking, Food, Fun stuff | One Comment
Freelance funtime

So I was at my mum’s house on Sunday, flicking through the papers, and Nigel Slater was waxing lyrical about marmalade. Which got me all excited about the idea too. Never done it, but I was in the right place, because by the time I left to head back up north, mum had kitted me ...