In case the name didn’t give it away, Yorkshire puddings are a British thing. Small muffin sized puddings, they are typically served as a side dish to roasts and are particularly good at mopping up gravy. They are quick, easy to make and delicious – they taste like savoury donuts. Yum!
My housemate Simone and friend Nat recently got together for an English feast. Having lived in England for ten years Nat was pretty excited about our dinner, especially because it gave her a great reason to make Yorkshire puddings. (more…)
My housemate Simone is a big fan of homemade waffles. As a child she frequently had them for dinner! Her usual recipe is similar to pancake mix, but on this occasion she made Belgium waffles. (more…)
In my opinion naan is the superior side to have with curry and rice is overrated. Recently I had a big curry cook up, including making naan for the first time. Much of the cook up ended up at work for lunches. I reheated the naan, which worked, but fresh would’ve been better. This post is about making fresh naan @ work. (more…)
Fruit bread makes a quick, easy and tasty breakfast, it is especially tasty when smothered with butter or coconut oil and honey. Mmm, delicious!
The problem I face is I can’t eat commercial baker’s yeast and that more or less rules out being able to eat bought fruit bread. Luckily, I love cooking and cooking new things I haven’t tried to make before. (more…)
I make a loaf of bread every week of so. Each time the recipe and/or method is slightly different depending on the type of bread I want to make, e.g. extra sour or a light and fluffy sandwich loaf. Today’s loaf, Fluffy Bread 01, is my first attempt to make fluffy bread for the Melting Stockpot. (more…)
I worked at Baker’s Delight when I was a uni student and became rather addicted to the cheese scrolls. My favourite was the sweet chilli scroll. Since then I have developed an intolerance to baker’s yeast and am unable to eat them. Sad face. (more…)
It appears that chain letters have evolved… into friendship cakes. My housemate Amrita was recently given ‘Herman, The German Friendship Cake’. It is a sourdough culture that you grow and divide.
You use one quarter to make the cake and give the rest to three friends to continue the chain. Weird? Yes! I thought it would make an interesting blog post though. (more…)
I had a big Indian cook-up recently and as part of this decided to try my hand at making sourdough naan for the first time. Naan is delicious and I insist on having it whenever I go out for Indian. Who needs rice when you can have naan? Not me! (more…)
Toasted cheese sandwiches are amazing. Wholegrain mustard and cheese toasted sandwiches are even more amazing! This post is dedicated to the delicious toasties my housemate Amrita made the other night. (more…)
When writing the post for Petrie’s First Sourdough Loaf I went in search of a recipe I could link to. What I discovered was that most sourdough recipes use a different process. They create a ‘sponge’, let it sit and then add more flour. I thought I would give it a go. (more…)