22 Aug 16

Baking doughnuts

baking doughnuts

I never thought I’d be baking doughnuts but these turned out really well! I wasn’t going to blog about these originally. Surprisingly I don’t blog about everything I bake but like I say I was impressed with this recipe. I was pretty skeptical about the difference between a baked doughnut and an iced bun, but honestly they taste like yeast doughnuts.
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4 Aug 16

Matcha tea

If you’ve never had Matcha before it’s a special type of powdered green tea from Japan. It has quite a distinctive almost savory flavour. It’s made by grinding down specially grown and picked tea leaves with a stone mill. In Japan you’ll find this type of tea everywhere – from western style coffee shops to traditional tea houses. To me it is the taste of Japan and it’s incredibly morish once you get the hang of preparing it.

matcha tea

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17 Feb 16

Valentine mochi brownies

I always bake for Valentines and I often spend a lot of time looking for the perfect recipe. Usually something that’s a treat but unusual somehow and this year I had a bag of mochi flour in the cupboard just waiting to be used up.

If you’ve never baked or eaten mochi before it’s a fine flour that’s made from glutenous rice, I have heard that if your wheat intolerant you can still eat mochi flour. You can taste the mochi flour in the brownies and it’s also got a distinctive texture which is a little bit like marshmallow.
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24 Jul 15

On the trail of perfect pizza

I’ve been making pizza at home for a while now, mainly because there aren’t any decent pizza shops locally and I wasn’t really feeling like eating from frozen. This dough uses a secret ingredient to help power the yeast and that’s honey.

Pizza dough is surprisingly easy and low maintenance to make ideally it’s best to make the morning you want to eat it. Letting it prove for a long time helps the dough to develop more flavour although if your short on time you can put it together quickly too!
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29 May 15

The joy of tea

Tea is such a major thing in our house, somehow its a great year-round drink from refreshing in summer to comforting in winter. Sometimes I wonder how anyone got things done before tea was discovered!

It’s a very British thing to love tea quite so much. Somehow it appears in contemporary pop culture quite often from Hitchhikers Guide and the creation of the Impossible Improbability Drive to it’s appearance in Wallace and Gromit cartoons. At the same time though its a very hotly debated topic – brewing in cups vs a teapot, how much milk, and if it should be milk first in the cup or tea first. Honestly it’s a uniquely British ever so slightly polite minefield.
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