Is there anything funnier than making your own pastry and then baking a Poison Pie (like I did last year)? Yes—making skull and bone shaped scones!Continue reading “Skulls and bones (or: scones and scones)”
This week has become a bit colder and rainy, which I suppose means we’re getting full on into the summer!Continue reading “Self isolation, week 12: we get a very special brewing kit, the cast iron pan is brought back from exile, we have a very Valencian Sunday, some shops reopen, and I am also really fed up”
We attended this afternoon workshop at their Borough Market baking school a few weeks ago. It was actually my Christmas present, but we have been so busy lately that we could only find time in March to do it!
It was really fun, the teacher was absolutely phenomenal and enthusiastic, and I am really embarrassed to admit that I did not remember her name, but thank you, Teacher!
I was a bit scared about baking because I have tried to bake breads in the past and they always ended up really flat and tough. But the workshop helped me realise what my main issues were:
- not enough time or the wrong environment for the yeasts to do their business,
- often, the capital sin: adding more flour instead of kneading more when the dough is sticky.
- I wasn’t really kneading!
And now I’m not terrified about baking anymore! 🙂