Yorkshire Pudding and The finer points of Fox Hunting

To keep you entertained whilst I’m in the mountains… Here’s one from the archives: Fox Hunting is no longer legal in Britain. It is, of course, still perfectly legal to put on the pretty red jackets and go madly galloping across the countryside on horses, blowing horns. And, of course, it’s still perfectly legal to … Continue reading…

Garlic Scone; the weekly update

Well….. We’re not quite ready to move in the easy chairs…  But progress is being made. It’s the little things that always puts one behind schedule, especially when working with an old house. He had to remove the door that goes into the pantry in order to lay the tiles. It took almost 2 hours … Continue reading…

Brioche Mousseline; The Bread Baking Babes Bake Brioche

I just love alliteration! I really love this bread! Monique, of Living On Bread and Water, our host kitchen for this month, gave us this most wonderful bread recipe. The only problem I had was finding the tin cans. Tin cans? Yes, this was meant to be baked in 1lb tin cans….. Whatever size that … Continue reading…

Tanta Wawa, Peruvian Bread Babies; I’m a Baking Babe again!

I’m playing with the Bread Baking Babes again! They didn’t kick me out of the sandbox, after all. Which wouldn’t have been a surprise considering my shocking behavior over the past year and a half…. What with moving house, being imprisoned in Vlad’s house without an oven then, when I finally get an oven, having … Continue reading…

The Babes do Ethiopia! Authentic Injera

The Bread Baking Babes took pity on poor little me this month and made a bread that didn’t require an oven. It did require Teff flour, which I didn’t have and couldn’t find. It did require indoor rising temperatures of 70F (21C) which I didn’t have and couldn’t conjure. But, hey… I’m a Babe and … Continue reading…

Croissants, Part Deux: The Bread Baking Buddies

It’s time for the Babelicious round-up! (Mon mari is a fan of E!, the entertainment show.  I’m quite certain it’s because of the witty repartee of the hosts and has nothing to do with the half-clad Babes) Quite a few bakers braved the Bread Baking Babes’ Croissants to earn their Bread Baking Buddy Badges this … Continue reading…

Parmesan Puff Pastry Crisps; Where do Spiders come from?

Parmesan Puff Pastry Crisps Our house has evicted us. Our garden has given us the boot. I was feeling very sad about leaving earlier this summer.  I really like this house; I, occasionally, really like the gardens. Not any more.  I'm cured of melancholia! What happened, you ask? Let's start with the garden: it's bare.  … Continue reading…