Last week I made a really delicious Tomato and Garlic Focaccia and posted images of it on Facebook – I was asked if I could write a tutorial and share the recipe, so here goes – it’s super easy and you end up with something really really tasty!
I’ve been doing a lot of baking lately and the other day made a really lovely rhubarb pudding cake. I picked a load of rhubarb from our clifftop and filled the fridge with it. Rather than make the usual rhubarb crumbles and stick them in the freezer (although I will be making a few of […]
A while back I had a stab at making sourdough bread and it was quite successful at first and then the temperatures in the house plummetted and it was so hard and took so long to get any dough to rise that I gave up. Now we have a spanking new kitchen and the house […]
Recently we spent a whole weekend clearing the patch of ground on the other side of the garden wall. This patch has always been covered in nettles, goosegrass and ivy which would creep over the wall and invade the garden. It also wasn’t nice to walk down the path at the bottom of the garden […]
Recently I blogged about making Jam for my friend Matt, for him to sell and raise money for a film he’s making. We’ve named it Dummy Jam as it takes after the man who inspired it – a deaf Scotsman name James Duthie, fondly known as Dummy Jim, who cycled to the Arctic Circle in […]
I love making jam. I love the whole process, from picking the fruit, getting all the ingredients together, collecting the jars for months on end and the actual process. It’s so quick and easy that I thought for this week’s Tutorial Tuesday I would share this recipe with you and show you how to make […]
I’ve just re-dsicoverd my River Cottage Handbook No 2 – Preserves by Pam Corbin. I forgot I had this book! One of the first recipes listed is for Green Gooseberry Jam with elderflower and I think I’m going to attempt to make it at the weekend. Our gooseberries are doing well despite the caterpillar attack […]
Last year I made sourdough bread – which is bread made with naturally occurring yeast and it’s a task that takes practice and experimentation until you get the results you want, so I’d heard, but I couldn’t believe my beginners luck. The first batch of loaves came out perfectly. I gave up the bread baking […]
I’ve been reading up about sourdough bread again recently, which is bread made with naturally occurring yeast rather than the stuff you get in a packet from the supermarket. I’ve been wanting to succeed with this for a long time and have followed a few recipes in books and from friends but nothing has worked […]
…and my gingerbread cake came out perfect!