The Pullman Loaf (The BEST sandwich bread EVER!)

I first heard about the Pullman Loaf a few years ago when I started making bread, but I never felt brave enough to try making it. For some reason I thought it would be complicated when it really couldn’t be simpler! Continue reading “The Pullman Loaf (The BEST sandwich bread EVER!)”

Pickled Gherkins Galore!

I’ve never grown gherkins before and I hadn’t planned on trying them this year, but hubby and I were at our local garden centre when hubby spotted this sad looking half dead gherkin plant. Well I couldn’t leave it there could I?
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Easy peasy dinner buns

Hello!  Sorry it’s been a while since my last post – I seem to have been rather busy with work, getting the veg patch sorted, a lovely holiday in Mexico and of course running! Continue reading “Easy peasy dinner buns”

Scrumptious stuffed focaccia

My husband and I were watching an episode of Paul Hollywood’s City Bakes recently. It was based in San Francisco and showed a bakery that made THE MOST mouth watering breads, one of which was a stuffed focaccia.

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Hot Cross Buns

It’s Easter – so I thought, why not make some hot cross buns. I’ve made them before, but not for a couple of years.  I’d forgotten now good home made hot cross buns are. Who cares if the buns are not all the same size? Who cares if some are a little darker than others? Who cares if the crosses are not all straight? Not me, that’s for sure! Continue reading “Hot Cross Buns”

Ciabatta with olives and sun dried tomato

Ciabatta can be quite difficult to make, not least because it is a very wet dough.  This recipe takes all of the hard work out of the kneading and, whilst it takes a bit of time, it’s well worth making it! I stuffed mine with olives and some sun dried tomatoes, but you can leave it plain, or perhaps use some onions.  Continue reading “Ciabatta with olives and sun dried tomato”