While the Florentine flapjacks and the ‘healthy’ pear and almond loaf were pretty tasty, I have to admit that they weren’t the most demanding bakes I have ever attempted. Therefore I decided to try something a little more complex this week and remind myself yet again that I do have some baking skill.
A week after coming back from France it’s safe to say I’m still easing myself back in on the baking front by going for the dessert that probably requires the least amount of finesse possible: eton mess. But, being modest as per, it did taste pretty good, so I personally am not complaining.
Although the severe neglect I have shown my blog in the past few weeks seems to be getting worse, I promise you I am about to (fingers crossed) make an attempt at some sort of redemption. Since I was too busy selling cheese this bank holiday weekend, which gave me the perfect opportunity to bask in the unusually warm British sunshine, I didn’t manage to get a post out. But, yet again, I’m sure you’ll forgive me, mainly because you don’t have much choice! I therefore offer you the first of not one, but two posts this week; you can’t say I don’t spoil you!
First of all I apologise for the tardiness of this post; even though the hard part (i.e. the baking) was done in time, I ran out of time to find an opportunity to bore you with my thoughts as I usually do on a Sunday night so you will have to find it in your hearts to forgive me. I promise to get back on track now my schedule is returning to normal.
After a week of offering you something slightly healthier, I thought for this post I would offer you something a little more true to form. Unlike my healthier honey gingerbread, it is safe to say there is nothing even remotely slimming about my traybake this week. But, being modest as per, it is still pretty good!
Since I feel like it has been a while since I whined about how many extra times I had to go to the gym largely as a result of my blog (approximately since my chilli beetroot brownies is my guess), I thought I would try another recipe that would perhaps stave it off for a little longer.
Since I haven’t done anything wholly savoury on my blog since it started, I thought I should probably broaden my horizons slightly when it comes to savoury flavours. I therefore decided to give making bread another go, partially as a result of bread week on the bake off, but also because it is an area of baking I don’t explore enough. Apart from anything else, no one is going to complain to a freshly baked loaf of bread, so I took the ‘what’s the worst that could happen’ attitude and turned to Paul Hollywood yet again. Continue reading “Chilli and Ginger Olive Ciabatta”
I’ll admit now that this blog post is definitely the most spontaneous one yet even though the flavours are fairly basic. The recipe came about from a combination of an early finish from work and a hungry father whinging that there was ‘nowt to eat’ with his cup of tea. After beating an answer out of him (not literally) to find out what he actually fancied, I came up with these little apple and ginger crumble shortbreads. I have made a similar rhubarb crumble shortbread at work before which has proved quite popular, but since I was limited to the ingredients I had in the house I decided to go for a more traditional take. Continue reading “Apple and Ginger Crumble Shortbread”