I am currently struggling to find things to bake during lock down, not only because of the flour shortage, but because unfortunately my boyfriend isn’t a massive fan of cake (I promise its not my baking!) I could easily eat a cake to myself in a week but its not a habit I want to get into so I am constantly trying to find recipes my boyfriend will eat!
Chocolate Eclairs is one of the things he does like so I thought I’d take on the challenge and make some! Choux pastry can be difficult but once you nail it the first time,its not as bad as it sounds. I’ll provide an easy recipe for Eclairs as well as top tips for full proof Choux Pastry!
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Mince pies have to be my favourite festive food to come out at Christmas. They’re so easy to make and go down a treat. I love their versatility and that is exactly what this blog post shows. This post has 3 different ways to make your mince pies this Christmas- Traditionally with a close pastry top or with a frangipane topping or, with a streusel crumble. Whether you prefer the traditional closed pie or want to try something a little different this year- give this a read! There is plenty of room to get creative, impress a crowd, and get in the festive mood!
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This must be my first post in about a month! Unfortunately, I have been traveling pretty much every week for work for the past couple of months, which means any free time I do have I need to sort my life out, catch up with Chris or sleep. But finally, this weekend I felt I had time to do what I love best- bake!
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This Coffee Date has gone abroad! I spent a week in Prague with my boyfriend and although I was going to do a specific bakery or cafe I decided to instead, review one of the most popular desserts/street food sold in the city. I’m sure many of you have seen them on Instagram or maybe you have no idea what I’m about to talk about, either way, by the end, you will have a much better idea of what they are and what you can expect! I will also give some tips about Prague in general! Continue reading “The Coffee Date Series #12: The Trdelnik, Prague”
Easter is over and there is a mountain of chocolate next to me and smaller mountains scattered around the house. After a bank holiday filled with stuffing my face with chocolate and cake, it’s safe to say, enough is enough. Only joking, I could never be put off my love for chocolate but it seemed pretty pointless this week to bake a cake and make the calories pile on even more. So this post is my first savoury bake of the blog!
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My first pie on the blog, as well as the first pastry recipe. As I have mentioned in other posts my Gran baked some of the best cakes and pies. Every Monday there would be a pudding ready and waiting for after dinner. From the gooiest brownies to the yummiest steam sponge pudding I have ever had. This week, however, I wanted to do her Bakewell Tart. A favourite of mine which had a delicious nutty flavour with raspberry jam through the middle. This often would always be fresh out the oven as well with some cream to finish it off- delicious.
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