Another Sourdough bread

RECIPE: I somehow missed that my last post was my 100th since I started this blog! Oh well. I was keen to try a different recipe for sourdough to see if it was much different – if it worked I’d have another recipe in my repertoire, and one that required preparation at alternative times to…

Pumpkin Seed Bread

RECIPE: I’ve wanted to try this recipe for a while, and it’s only since my recent find of fresh yeast that I thought I might be able to. There’s nothing to stop you using dry yeast, but I really like to try new recipes as they’re written and then mess around with them later. I…

Coconut custard buns

RECIPE: My husband loves custard, so what better than to bake a custard bun. At first I was going to try a custard scroll, then found this recipe. I chose to make it because I had yet to succeed with a truly light and fluffy white bread. I followed the recipe and used the syrup…

Tortillas

RECIPE: With no bread in the house and all the ingredients to fill a tasty tortilla wrap, I decided to try making my own tortillas. I halved the recipe, and added dried mixed herbs to two of the four dough balls. I adapted the US cup measurements to grams. PREPARATION: The dough was very simple…

Brioche

RECIPE: I’ve never eaten brioche before and had no idea how to eat it, but as it was a traditional french bread it was on my list to try. I followed the recipe but halved it, as I was only feeding two of us, and used dariole moulds instead of brioche moulds because that’s what…

Sweet pretzel

RECIPE: Okay so these may look more like buns than pretzels, but that’s because when I was twisting I didn’t allow for additional rise. I followed the recipe provided with slightly less glacé orange than listed. PREPARATION: I’m not sure what’s expected at the stage where you cover the dough with the remaining flour. My…

Baker’s White Tin Loaf

RECIPE: I found fresh yeast in the shops, so thought I’d try a different white bread recipe to see if the yeast improved my success rate. I made the full quantity of old dough, made a loaf from half the quantity of dough, saved the other half of the old dough in the fridge, then…

Simple White Bread

RECIPE: After my last disappointing experience with making bread, I went to my Facebook foodie group for advice. They suggested I might have allowed the bread to prove for too long or there might have been too much yeast, and one told me to try the River Cottage recipe for Simple White Bread. So I…

White bread

RECIPE: Bread hates me. Actually, it’s yeast that gets my nose out of joint, but it’s most noticeable when I’m making bread. I’ve tried a few times and while it’s acceptable, it’s always a bit dense. When a friend with minimal bread-baking experience had some sucess with the recipe on the bread flour packet, I…

Chelsea Buns

RECIPE: The recipe is a photocopy I’ve had for ages and I don’t remember the book it came from. I didn’t alter it, apart from substituting some chopped sultanas because I didn’t have enough currants. I found a similar recipe online (see below) – the main difference being my recipe had two eggs in the dough….