This afternoon, I discovered a glut of pears needing to be used in the fruit bowl. I also needed an after school, pre-swimming snack for tomorrow. That is how this pear slice was born. It would be easy enough to make without the thermomix, just soften the butter first for easy reaming with the sugar [...]
Tag Archive 'Baking'
A batch of biscuits that can be mixed in five minutes and baked in the time it takes to shower and dress for an impromptu trip to the park is a blessing. The following mixes fit into that category and have been the perfect addition to many a gathering of Ankle Biters. I make them [...]
What a cheek! She doesn’t update her blog for six months and then just jumps in with a cake. Oh well, it happens to the best of us I’m sure. I’m not even going to bother offering excuses, reasons or trying to make deals with myself as to how often I’ll be blogging from here [...]
Artisan Bread in Five Minutes is a wonder. I know I’ve said that before. Combined with the thermomix, it is a marriage made in heaven. To combine to the two to best effect, I begin with supplies. The grains I always have on hand are milled bread four, barley grain, rye grain, spelt grain and [...]
Before I get to the bread, a brief glimpse of the bundle of cute that is my mini me. In full mini me mode. Now that I have that short outburst of parental pride out of the way, I’ll get back to the bread. I had decided that I would manage bread production within my [...]
Happy Australia Day people! Whilst tradition dictates that I should have spent the day having a barbecue, drinking beer and watching the cricket, practicality reared her ugly head. Which is not to say I didn’t watch the cricket. What I did do however, was to take advantage of the 28 degree weather to bake for [...]
If you’ve always wanted to make your own croissants, but have been put off by rumours of difficulty, do it. They’re not difficult, they’re time consuming. If you have a day at home and 5 minutes to devote every 20 minutes or so for a couple of hours, that is your croissant making window. If [...]
Not for the first time, when shown my latest creation, the Bread Winner wondered aloud what possesses me to do these things. How does one take that? Is it mere bemusement? Derision? Disgust? I justified this creation with the notion of children and festivities and keeping the Ankle Biters amused in the lead up to [...]
I spent some delicious kitchen playground time today but as it was gift making, I’m not sharing yet. Just in case an intended recipient checks in. So instead, I’ll show you a couple of recent forays into bread baking. bagels olive bread Both were tres successful!
For no particular reason, I have decided to forgo wheat for one week. I decided this yesterdy shortly after eating a chocolate croissant from the Convent bakery in Abbotsford. Thus, I have been a wheat free person for almost 36 hours now. When I say no particular reason, I am not being strictly accurate. One [...]