I ‘heart’ bread… freshly baked milk bread

easy-to-bake milk bread.

Couldn’t have asked for a nicer accident On Easter Sunday, my husband and I roasted a rib of beef. Our butcher threw in a few veal bones as I wanted to make a bone marrow gravy to go with the rib of beef. As there’s only two of us, we had plenty of roast beef … Continue reading

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Butter-free banana, apple and walnut bread (no ‘fun’ doesn’t mean no taste…)

Butter-free banana, apple and walnut bread.

A healthier way is possible Banana bread has to be the most versatile and universally well-loved recipe ever. Every week, I’ll come across someone posting their take on a banana bread recipe. When I got back from Spain recently, my husband asked me if I could make another banana bread because we had 4 sad … Continue reading

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Bread and butter pudding with cranberries and lemon zest

A bread and butter pudding made with cranberries and lemon zest

As they say; waste not, want not… It was New Year’s Day yesterday and it’s been absolutely pissing it down in the UK. At least it’s not cold at the moment though I’ve been reliably informed that our first week of year 2012 will be very wet, very windy and will soon also be very, … Continue reading

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Man tou (chinese white bread) – steamed or fried – you pick :)

Chinese man tou

Man tou buns (chinese steamed white bread) Something you definitely cannot find in the UK, even in some of the best Chinese restaurants, is man tou – a Chinese white bread which is steamed instead of baked. Of course you can find ready made ones in the freezer cabinets in Chinese shops but it’s just … Continue reading

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You can’t get more autumnal than making French toast for breakfast on a cold, misty morning

Eggy bread is one of the most awesome of awesome breakfasts

Simple is best It’s not even 9am on a Saturday morning today as I sit here typing. I didn’t actually even want to be up before 9am this morning on a Saturday. But I was up, on a Saturday, at 9am (get the message yet? :)) because at 5am, I was woken up by what … Continue reading

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fresh fruit doesn’t have to be boring #2: mango madness

A fresh mango. One of my favourite fruits

Don’t have it with toast, have it on toast! While I’m not the world’s biggest bread fan, I do like a bit of toast for breakfast every so often. Unfortunately, I also get a bit bored of having the same spreads each time. However, I came across this breakfast treat purely by accident and every … Continue reading

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No afternoon tea is complete without cake : apple and banana walnut bread

My apple and banana walnut bread

So easy to bake that even I can’t mess this up Another blogger suggested I try baking an apple bread as I didn’t know what to do with all the apples my brother-in-law gave us (read about that story here). It doesn’t help that I’m really not a confident baker; as someone who measures ingredients … Continue reading

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