Gnocchi

RECIPE: I know gnocchi isn’t what you’d expect on a pastry blog, but it involves working with dough, and I’ve always wanted to try making it, so I’m sneaking it in here. The recipe is from a book that is generally regarded as the bible of Italian cooking, which often sits in the top 10…

Lemon Meringue Tarts

RECIPE: I’ve been dying to try a recipe from this cookbook, which so far has just been a delightful way to pass time reading and looking and planning. I started with an easy recipe rated 2/5. It didn’t have any unusual ingredients, and didn’t require much in the way of special equipment. It did have…

Pizza

RECIPE: When you ask the husband what he’d like for dinner, there’s really not a lot of options put forward, but this time I was happy to go ahead with one of his favourites. I’ve tried a few pizza recipes in the past, including using my bread maker. The traditional recipes have been flat and…

Panini

RECIPE: I like the recipes in the Bourke Street Bakery book because they provide a lot of detailed instructions. There’s three steps to making panini: preparing the ‘ferment’, making the olive oil dough, and then shaping the panini themselves. COMPONENTS: I made the ferment the night before. Now that I’ve made the full recipe, I’ve…