I love making soda bread. It’s so simple and quick; unlike many bread recipes, which require hours of proving etc. This is definitely one for the inpatient baker… or the one who is short on time but still needs to get their baking fix!
I must credit ‘Little Loaf‘ for this recipe- a gorgeous flavour combination girl! Although I have made quite a few alterations to the original recipe.
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My first post in over a year definitely calls for something a little special. I have chosen my adaptation of John Whaite’s recipe for Chocolate, Hazelnut and Sour Cherry Celebration Plaited Wreath.
Nutella, white choc chunks and flaked almonds for this indulgent filling.
A perfect tea-time treat!
Both myself and my darling fiancé are both tea-addicts, we drink it throughout the day, everyday. We literally have a cupboard full of all kinds of varieties: both tea-bags and loose leaf… green, black, spiced… you get the point! Carlos is particularly partial to a cup of Earl Grey. Earlier today we were sat leisurely in one of our favourite cafes, each enjoying a great cuppa (mine a Masala Chai, his an Earl Grey)… when I suddenly had a light-bulb moment… Carlos’ favourite tea IN a cake! Continue reading
My second adventure into the realms of Paul Hollywood’s baking expertise. This time I tried one of his flavoured breads; another recipe taken from his latest book How To Bake (Bloomsbury, 2012). This recipe again goes a long way, producing four loaves of Cherry Tomato and Mozzarella bread. Continue reading
This adventure was particularly exciting, with the theme of shiny newness running throughout the experience 🙂 Firstly as it was the maiden voyage of my beautiful new mixer (Mary… for those who read my last post, this will make sense!) and also my first attempt at a Paul Hollywood recipe, after purchasing his latest book ‘How To Bake‘. I’m delighted to report that the outcome was most successful 😀 I was actually rather surprised at how straight-forward the whole process was. Having Mary by my side was certainly a huge help though! As Paul says in his book, this particular type of bread has a very wet consistency when in dough form, so hand-kneading would be an extremely arduous task indeed! I have a feeling that Mary’s dough hook is going to be one of my greatest baking assets from now on!
So my last post was concerning the ‘epic fail’ that was my first attempt at firing up Paul the bread-machine. Well, I am delighted to provide a follow-up post with a much more positive outcome… we have bread!