Making your own bread at home is one of the most satisfying and rewarding things that you can do, if only because of the smell! However, a lot of people are intimidated by bread: it involves scary things like yeast, kneading and proving. However, by following a few simple rules, making bread is one of the most straightforward things you can do.
Growing up, my Mum taught me a lot I now know about cooking. She’d have this amazing cook book which she’d actually gotten when she first started secondary school in the late 1960s. One of the recipes I used to love making was the apple scones! They are for sure the recipe which would remind me of my Mum as they’re the favourite thing she used to (and still does) bake for us.
Image: Comic Relief
It’s Comic Relief on Friday 13th March and schools and businesses around the country will be raising money for this well-known and worthy charity.
Christmas is Coming!
I can’t believe how close Christmas is now – my work Christmas do is on Friday and I’ve got my dress (from Collectif), my nails booked (at Final Nail in Brighton), and my blow dry booked in (at the fab Forde Hair on Brighton’s North Street).
There are still a few gifts to get though – come on, we can’t all be super organised!! If you’re still looking for something to get people in your life who may love crafting, baking, or similar things, then you’re in luck! I’ve come up with a nifty gift guide which should be able to help with at least a couple of people. And for me, when I see something someone else has discovered, my efficiency-seeking brain gets happy – more time for me, more time for craft, more time for baking, and more time for Netflix!
Anyway, let’s get on with the goodies.
A few weeks ago I was lucky enough to be able to go to the Cake and Bake Show London 2013 and I thought I would share with you what I saw when I went.
There was so much to see and I managed to meet some great people, including some past and present stars of the Great British Bake Off! I don’t have photos with them with me but at least I have some great memories, and last year’s winner Mr John Whaite even follows me on Twitter now! Go team #GBBO!