Gone Fishing!…with a Piece of Bread: A Versatile White Loaf

It is, indeed, highly unlikely that people living with a baker would ever complain about one’s obsession with baking bread. There is a whole life-worth of additional values to this activity than the simple (though priceless) pleasure of eating the baked good. Being together when it is made, sharing recipes, quality time whilst waiting for […]

Not Just a Simple Cheese, Rosemary and Garlic Cracker but a Painting of Nature

  A good recipe is way beyond just being a reflection of the knowledge and experience of its author. A good recipe is respect towards the ingredients, it is love for the human kind and it is a tribute to all the hard work behind the recipes roots and inspiration: starting from the farmer, following […]

Hearthy Treacle Sourdough

Black treacle is any un-crystallized syrup made during the refining of sugar. Whilst regular molasses is the first or second boiling of cane sugar syrup, black treacle is the third boiling of the syrup. Iron levels appear to increase 5% in the third boiling. Scientists from La Trobe University, Australia, have found that eating treacle is a way to inhibit the absorption of calories. […]

Double Rested Mint Focaccia

“Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated.” – Confucius There are many simple pleasures in life that will (step-by-step but) answer the big question of life: how to be happy? Fresh bread combined with good quality ham and a hearty, artisan cheese is certainly one of those priceless clues… Focaccia … an epitome […]

Enchanted fantasy moments of life: a cup of Chai with Buttered Oat and Rye Bread

  “For it is a true fact that faeries, just like people, very often find that a full belly and a good friend are all that they need to be happy.”  C.S. Einfeld, Neverdark Reading for joy has always meant more to me than getting the message from letters. It has always been travelling, leaving myself and […]

Liebster Baking: My Mother’s Original Crackling Scones

“The real religion of the world comes from women much more than from men – from mothers most of all, who carry the key of our souls in their bosoms.”    –Oliver Wendell Holmes “If you really want to make a friend, go to someone’s house and eat with  him… the people who give you […]

Mimi’s Name Day Surprise: Salted Caramel Cupcakes

“Passion rebuilds the world for the youth. It makes all things alive and  significant.” /Ralph  Waldo Emerson/ I am passionate about unusual flavours that do not match as they create weird and wonderful results, giving new dimensions to known favourites. In general, when foods are grouped we have savoury and sweet – opposites. Opposites though? Are they? […]

Sprinkled with fairydust: Twisted English Breakfast Muffin

The process of making English muffins is very simple normally: mixing up the dough just as that of a basic bread dough, letting it rise, then dividing and shaping the dough into balls, and letting them rise. Once they have doubled in size, the art of making unfolds. Traditional English muffins are actually baked on the stovetop or […]