Monthly Archives: August 2013

Great British Bake Off Technical Challenge Week 2: Paul Hollywood’s English Muffins, and a Smoked Paprika Variation.

Week 2, and it’s bread week! Surprisingly, yet again the technical challenge is something I would actually want to make! You can find the recipe on the BBC website here. I decided to do it all by hand and didn’t cheat by using my stand mixer to knead the dough, the dough progressed through phases of […]

An Indian Burrito: Chapati filled with curry and rice.

Last weekend when my Mum was here, I took the opportunity to try out a couple of recipes from a fairly new book that I hadn’t quite got around to trying yet. The book is Prashad by Kaushy Patel, and it was another book that The Book People had brought into work. I wasn’t planning […]

Cherry and White Chocolate Flapjack

Today has been a day of craftiness! (or should that be craftyness?) Two of my pregnant lady friends came round and we had a bit of a baby bib making session, using the same template as I have made before. We kept going with supplies of tea and juice….. oh and I whipped up some […]

Where I get all fancy….

So, you may remember that almost 2 months back I was in London for my birthday, and I got some fancy fabric from Liberty to make a nice Lonsdale dress with. It is Liberty Tana Lawn fabric, Marco C variation. Marco was originally a scarf design from 1970 that was recreated using a pattern of tiny […]

Great British Bake Off Technical Challenge Week 1: Mary’s Angel Food Cake

It’s the return of the Great British Bake Off! Hurrah! This means it’s time to get inspired to bake some things, bake some new things, and generally eat even more baked goods than usual! I bought the book the other week, and had a flick through the technical challenges to see if there were any […]

Apron making and cake testing.

There’s a group on Facebook, Food Feed, where people who like to take pictures of their food and share ideas and things with others, can do so without irritating everyone else. I’m a member, and another member Miss South, of the North/South food blog, was looking for some recipe testers. I volunteered, and the first […]

Little Summer Dresses

More secretive work, although when it’s not a secret from Andrew it’s much easier! It’s a special little lady’s 2nd birthday today, so I decided to make her a little dress for a present. The pattern is from a great book called 101 fabric by fabric ways to sew a metre, which is full of […]

Scotch Pancakes with Rhubarb, Apple and Ginger Compote

This morning, I woke up, did a bit more of my sewing, went and fed my friend’s cats… then on the way home starting feeling a bit peckish. I could have had some boring cereal, but this morning, I felt the urge for pancakes. Not regular english pancakes, something a little more Scottish. A quick […]

Parrot-y Bookmark

Man! What a week! I’m glad it’s over. Or…. pretty much over, once I go to work tomorrow morning. But…. this week hasn’t been all doom and gloom and stress! I made some really super tasty cake, then have also been working on a little secret something….. (my nice new pattern weights coming in handy there!) […]

Rhubarb and Ginger Cake

I bought some Rhubarb the other day. It has since then been in the fridge. Staring at me. I was walking home from work yesterday though, and a sudden thought occurred to me, a previous well loved recipe is for apple cake, and surely rhubarb is pretty similar to apples when it comes to moisture content? […]