October 17, 2014 §
I managed to get some autumnal baking in this week with grape schiacciata, plum and almond cakes, and oatmeal, raisin and coconut cookies. Hoping to get time today to finish off Mary Berry’s Bara Brith.
October 10, 2014 §
New food magazines keep popping up at the moment. If you’re lucky enough to live in the US, Jennifer Perillo is publishing her own quarterly magazine on Simple Scratch Cooking. If you’re in the UK, you can always buy her cookbook instead.
And in the UK, Toast, who organise foodie events, have a Kickstarter running to print their first magazine.
I love Shutterbean’s photos of meal prep (there’s also a post about how she prepares for the week ahead)
Justin Gellatly’s St John doughnuts were a major reason for me to hike across London to Maltby Street Market on the odd weekend. Then he went and opened his own bakery and cooking school, Bread Ahead, in Borough Market. They make the same impressive doughnuts in even more outrageous flavours. Meanwhile, I went and had a baby, and haven’t been back to either Borough Market or Maltby Street since. So this film about Justin and his ‘custard grenade’ doughnuts is *not helping*.
And while I pine for Bread Ahead doughnuts, it looks like Joy the Baker’s cinnamon sugar popovers might do the trick. (See also: Bea’s duffins).
October 4, 2014 §
Sorry, late with this one – the week rather got away from me. Autumn is definitely here now – a wet and blustery day today. Time to break out the cast iron pot.
September 19, 2014 §
Summer is still just hanging on, even as the conkers tumble down (causing me to lower the pushchair hood, just in case). I’m starting to get better at breaking recipes into stages, so that I can get things done between naps/feeds/shouts.
September 12, 2014 §
Glad that the glorious weather continued for a few days after we got back from holiday. However, I seem to have already switched to autumn mode for cooking: we’ve had toad-in-the-hole, mushroom risotto and Rosie Ramsden’s beef shin chilli for dinner this week.
September 5, 2014 §
A brief post due to being on holiday in sunny Devon this week. Today’s mission: cream tea!