Sourdough Bread

Sourdough Pt 2 – Bread

Apologies for the lateness in this post – I had intended to post this at the weekend, but life got in the way. To make sourdough bread, you will first need a sourdough starter. You can buy them online easy enough, but don’t waste your money buying one from overseas, that purports to be 100s…

Sourdough Starter

Sourdough Pt 1 – Starter

Having a sourdough starter in your life is much like having a pet. We have even named ours Heston Bloomin’heck. You have to keep him in the right conditions and feed him, or he will die. I have made my own bread off and on for several years, but sourdough is by far the tastiest…

Corndog Muffins

Another item that was made to take to our late night picnic at Wollaton Hall, were these little beauties. Described by my good friend Alasdair as “the food of the Gods themselves”. This might be an extravagant claim, but they were really good! Especially with the Tomato Jam I also made (more about that later)….

Hot cross Buns

Hot Cross Buns

One of the great joys of Easter is not just the abundance of chocolate, but hot cross buns. This delicious treat is great served at tea time, or for breakfast, toasted with a little butter. It is often thought that the cross on top of the bun is meant to represent the crucifixion, but these…



With some vouchers my lovely family gave me at Christmas, I bought a cast iron skillet. I keep hearing stories about how great they are, particularly for making cornbread. I have made Cornbread Muffins in the past, but wanted to make an unadulterated cornbread to serve with dinner. I am also led to believe that…

Monkey Bread

Monkey Bread

Yes, you read that right. I said Monkey Bread.  Don’t worry, there were no actual monkeys harmed in the making of this bread. Monkey Bread is the ultimate tear and share bread. Made with an enriched dough, its very similar to a Cinnamon Roll, and in fact I use the same dough recipe. When you…