Cheddar and Marmite Tear and Share

It has barely got light outside today, but this loaf has brought a ray of golden sunshine into the kitchen.  I closely followed this fellow blogger’s recipe, but played around with the shape to give it even more of a comforting communal feel.  I made the construction of the loaf up as I went along so directions are not… Continue reading Cheddar and Marmite Tear and Share

Saturday Veggie Breakfast

Saturday breakfast is often made up as I go along in a sleepy hungry haze.  I hadn’t intended for this morning’s food to be share worthy, but I think it turned out as a good example of a hearty and healthy veggie (or vegan, minus the egg) cooked breakfast which anyone can enjoy.  The star of the show… Continue reading Saturday Veggie Breakfast

Wholemeal Soda Bread

After the success of my first attempt at soda bread, I thought I’d spend this morning experimenting with a wholemeal version.  I occasionally buy Ian Rankin Brown Soda Bread (when it is reduced in price) and my loaf turned out pretty similar – but doesn’t contain the added preservatives, emulsifier and colour of the shop-bought version.  It’s simple to… Continue reading Wholemeal Soda Bread

Super Soda Bread

Yesterday evening both the house and myself were feeling cold.  The solution: stick the oven on and bake. Less than an hour later I was sitting down in a warmer house with a bowl of mushroom soup and slices of my very own warm-from-the-oven soda bread… i had been meaning to make some since tasting my friend’s amazing efforts in… Continue reading Super Soda Bread

Herby Italian Hearthbreads: GBBO bread week

Bread, mmm… The background I am reading through my cookbooks looking for bread-making inspiration when my heart nearly skips a beat: In How to Be a Domestic Goddess, Nigella describes her ‘Garlic and parsley hearthbreads’ as a little like a cross between a naan bread and focaccia.  (To me, bread doesn’t get any better than that!)  I am also intrigued by the… Continue reading Herby Italian Hearthbreads: GBBO bread week