August is coming to a close and soon autumn will start creeping upon us. University has already started in the US and I’ve been watching the new freshmen move into their dorms and my roommates into their houses and it’s been painful. I’m counting down the days until Continue reading
It’s tough trying to commit to writing a blog post every day/week/month. I think a lot of people forget the amount of time and thought that is necessary in a blog post to make it an interesting read. I have so much respect for people who manage to have the timekeeping skills and ability to be able to bake and write at least once a week. I’m a busy third year student whose time is split between a part time job, running my own photography business, actually studying for my degree (well.. I try) and exercising regularly to maintain a healthy lifestyle so blog posts can be far and few between, but I love you all dearly for sticking with me and I really do try to make blog posts as often as time allows!
Today’s recipe is inspired by my recent travels to Stockholm in Sweden Continue reading
A lot of things are going on in my life at the moment. My end of year exams have now finished *phew* and I am working and exercising more than ever! I’ve also been busy sorting out visas for the US, and making plans for my impending 20th birthday. Basically, my life is being turned upside down as a lot of things come to a close, and new opportunities arise. I still can’t quite believe that I’m going to spend my third year studying in America!
Baking has always been my Continue reading
It might sound silly, but I just cannot bake bread at all. I’ve tried sourdough, brioche, normal sandwich loaves, and they all failed miserably. I followed the recipes meticulously, but the dough didn’t prove right, or I ended up with a doughy, tasteless mess, despite adding plenty of salt, or cocoa powder to my brioche! I just didn’t know where I was going wrong. So, here comes the revelation, I finally cracked bread dough last night. Admittedly, I used packet mix, BUT I didn’t follow the instructions properly, so it just counts as a shortcut right?? The temptation of making cinnamon rolls, which are the epitome of cinnamon heaven, has been calling me for as long as I’ve been baking. Forever frightened of bread dough though, I cowered away, using puff pastry as a poor substitute. Bread dough was the only way I was going to get fluffy, cinnamony goodness – I was going to have to face my fears.