I'm not exactly sure what drew me to Claud Fullwood's forthcoming book The Rations Challenge. Perhaps it was my general and ongoing interest in how to make even a small contribution to addressing climate change. Little did I know that this would turn out to be the perfect read for completely different reasons. As the blurb … Continue reading The Rations Challenge: Forty Days of Feasting in a Wartime Kitchen by Claud Fullwood
Last week I wrote about baking by hand my first ever loaf of bread. It was instantly addictive and so I was back in the kitchen this weekend to have another go. There is just something amazing about the alchemy of bread making. Yes, I know it is basic chemistry and that the active yeast … Continue reading “There is not a thing that is more positive than bread.” – Fyodor Dostoevsky. Part two of my bread making odyssey
I have been having great fun in the kitchen today. And the best bit about it? Eating the fruits of one's labours of course! For a while now I have been wanting to have a go at making bread. We have a perfectly good bread maker which we use occasionally. But having watched tons of … Continue reading Kitchen Capers: making my first ever loaf of bread
Following on from my last post about my recent baking activities, in which I confessed to adding extra whisky to one of my cakes, my lovely Mum reminded me of this classic joke recipe - enjoy! Fruitcake Recipe Ingredients: 1 cup water 1 cup sugar 4 large eggs 2 cups candied fruit 1 teaspoon baking … Continue reading Baking ‘Priorities’!