Beer adds a yeasty, malty flavour and soft, light texture to this bread, making it the perfect sandwich bread.
I love creating new recipes. When it comes to baking, there’s a little bit of science involved, so not every recipe works out well. There’s immense satisfaction in knowing that something you’ve created from start to finish has turned out how you expected it to. (And immense sadness when your husband throws out the incredible… Continue reading The Best Chocolate Chip Cookies
I can be a creature of habit. Birthdays are celebrated with brunch in San Lorenzos, and after a day in the pub (usually Galway Bay’s Against The Grain) you’ll find me inhaling a cheeseburger (just ketchup, please) in Bunsen. Don’t get me wrong, I love trying new things. But when something is that good, I… Continue reading Chocolate Shortbread Biscuits
I love bread. I could go weeks without eating it and then find myself having it with every meal for days. It doesn’t really agree with me, but life without bread doesn’t bear thinking about, so I soldier on. (I know, I’m a saint.) I’ve found it difficult to muster up the energy to cook… Continue reading Cheddar and Roasted Garlic Tear and Share Bread
This week was pastry week on the Great British Bake Off. Pastry is one of my favourite things to make so I always look forward to pastry week. And of course it’s always good to have something to eat while watching GBBO, so I decided to make a tart. I thought that I’d mastered sweet… Continue reading Caramel, Chocolate and Macadamia Tart
It has been a bit of a weird week dessert-wise. I experimented with a new mousse recipe, and although the texture was a bit of a failure, it tasted good. Next time it will be better, I’m sure. Maybe my measurements were off, or maybe dropping my phone into it didn’t help. Yes, that’s right,… Continue reading Buttery Vanilla Biscuits
I never need an excuse to make something delicious, but the Euros have just finished and tomorrow is Bastille Day, so that means just one thing: French food! I’ve already posted my recipe for a gooey Croque Monsieur, but the French excel at desserts and choux pastry is a classic. I have a bit of… Continue reading Salted Caramel Profiteroles