I’ve been a bit remiss on contributing to the Fresh from the Oven challenges of late,I missed out on doing croissants and pizza,both things I really fancied trying. Well i did do the pizza but I forgot to blog in in time,oops!
So this month I got well ahead of myself and made the challenge almost week for the deadline instead of on the day!
The bread we baked was Turkish Pide and the challenge was hosted by Mrs Ergul.
I had a bit of fun with the US measurements getting muddled and almost using a [...]
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Its Eurovision time again. Tonight. In Oslo. Surely you are going to be watching? And you’ll need something to eat whilst the 25 contestants do their stuff followed by the age long voting process. So how to decide what Eurovision dish to have. Well you could rustle up a menu from the cuisine of the country you are supporting,you could just have something random and un-Eurovision related or you could try something from the cuisine of host country Norway.
Some of you might be saying ‘what Norwegian cuisine,isn’t it just herrings and meatballs?’ Apparently not according to Signe [...]
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Its been a while since I’ve taken part in any of the Fresh from the Oven challenges;either I had the time but the recipe didn’t appeal (usually because it was sweet,I don’t really do sweet baking) or the recipe looked great and I was mad busy. When I first looked at this challenge from Jo’s Kitchen my heart sank to my boots,yet another sweet recipe I thought and rolled my eyes. Then I spotted tucked at the bottom that instead of sugary raisiny chocolately sweetness there was an option with cheese. Yes CHEESE one of my ALL [...]
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I know I’ve been gone a while but hey now I’m back! First post after 5 weeks is this Fresh From the Oven Challenge that I hosted. I am going to do a post about going AWOL so watch out for that coming up in the next few days,but here to whet you appetite for upcoming posts is some delicious bread I can highly recommend.
Here's one I made earlier
Although I’ve made this loaf a lot of the past few months either white or a 50:50 white-wholemeal mix I still thought I’d do one especially for the [...]
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Last month I schlepped in right at the last minute with my Fresh from the oven challenge,this month I did better – hey I was there a whole week before the deadline baking away. How organised and complaint of me. Erm,well,maybe. Those who know me well know that doing what I’m told when I’m told is something I have mastered the art of mostly avoiding. So this month instead of taking the deadline to the wire I thought I’d ignore some of the very specific instructions and freeform the recipe a bit even though it wasn’t something [...]
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This is my first ‘Fresh from the oven’ bread baking challenge. I missed out on the first two because,well because,I was just too slow off the mark signing up. Anyway I’ve joined up now and I’m hoping its going to a be a fun way to do some different breads and also chat with other food bloggers and improve my breadmaking.
As soon as I’d signed up and logged on I took a look at the challenge and thought ‘hmmmm interesting,not tried that before,best do some reading round the matter’. This is a technique I term [...]
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A little while back I set a sourdough starter running. The first ten days to two weeks you are just supposed to leave the mix of flour water and grapes to get on with doing its own thing although the urge to peek,tweet and blog about progress got the better of me. In the process I experienced the joys of seeing the starter come to life and also its unique and pungent smell!
After 10 days it was time then time to start the daily feeding routine. This involves feeding the starter twice daily with flour and water. [...]
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