Heidi's Baking Frenzy

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'My friend Oisin makes these divine scones. He uses a very light Italian flour, but you can use plain flour if you wish' Rachel A. Scones, Muffin, Bread, Baking, Breakfast, Sweet, Food, Morning Coffee, Candy

Light sweet scones

Heidi's Baking Frenzy: Light sweet scones

Heidi's Baking Frenzy: Still here, still baking! Be Still, Baking, Style, Swag, Bakken, Backen, Sweets, Outfits, Pastries

Still here, still baking!

I always seem to start like this but many, many apologies again for being away so long. There's been a lot going on over the last few months, and although I've kept up with the baking, I just haven't had time to sit down and blog. On 11th September, we lost our precious Granny, 10 days after she suffered a stroke at home. We all miss her, while of course being glad that she isn't suffering any more. She'd managed to live on her own until the end, at nearly 95 years of age, and until recently…

Heidi's Baking Frenzy: Welcome to my garden Welcome, Stepping Stones, Baking, Garden, Outdoor Decor, Home Decor, Stair Risers, Garten, Decoration Home

Welcome to my garden

Firstly, I apologise for not blogging for a while. I've had a maths exam this week, and as usual I was 'cramming' at the last minute. All done now, and it seemed to go OK. So, back to baking. Hurrah! One of the challenges I've been particularly looking forward to, is making crystallised flowers. But where to get them? As Rachel says, you can't use flowers that have been sprayed with chemicals - which probably cuts out most of the ones you'd get in garden centres or florists. So I thought I'd…

'If you've never made bagels before, you may be rather surprised to find that they get their dense chewiness from being poached f. Bagels, Bread, Baking, Food, Brot, Bakken, Essen, Meals, Breads

Bagels

'If you've never made bagels before, you may be rather surprised to find that they get their dense chewiness from being poached first and then baked. I make these in an electric food mixer using the dough hook, but you can make them perfectly well by hand too'. Rachel Allen, 'Bake', p166 Well, I promised you a bagel challenge and here I am! They were surprisingly straightforward to make, and I was very happy with the result. Here's how it's done... You will need... 450g (1lb) strong white…

 Well, after all the sweet treats of Easter I thought it was time for a change, and dived into the bread making section of 'Bake'. Bread Making, How To Make Bread, Along The Way, Bananas, Bacon, Sweet Treats, Food, Brioche, Baking

Brioche & Bacon bread... and bananas along the way!

Well, after all the sweet treats of Easter I thought it was time for a change, and dived into the bread making section of 'Bake'. Then for some reason, I decided to make Brioche - a sweet, enriched bread, Oops, my sweet tooth won again! Still, it was well worth it. For those who don't know, brioche is a dough with a high butter and egg content - it has a really light texture and golden colour. You can buy moulds to shape brioche in the traditional way, like so... Not my creation, I hasten…

Heidi's Baking Frenzy: How to joint a chicken. and other tales (vegetar. Vegetarian, Chicken, Baking, Animals, Animales, Animaux, Bakken, Animal, Animais

How to joint a chicken... and other tales (vegetarians look away now!)

Jointing a chicken is a skill I've wanted to master for ages. I've kept hearing how much more economical it is to do this, instead of buying separate chicken pieces. However, I always imagined it to be really complicated. Well, making Rachel's chicken and leek pie gave me the perfect excuse to learn. I trawled the internet, hoping to find a clip of Rachel herself demonstrating - but couldn't. Instead, I found this old clip of Delia showing how it's done…

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Happy Easter!

Hope you've all had a great Easter weekend! We've had a good one, full of food; fun and family. My parents stayed for 5 days, which was lovely, and provided plenty of opportunity to try out some new bakes. I started by making an Easter Simnel cake, something which I've heard about many times, but never baked or eaten. It's similar to a Christmas cake, but has a thick layer of marzipan baked into the middle. You pour half the cake mix into your tin, add the marzipan, and finish with the…

Well, Megan and I had a rare morning in last Thursday, so I decided to have a little baking session. Megan loves playdough at the mo. Baking, Bakken, Backen, Sweets, Pastries, Roast

Megan's first baking lesson

Well, Megan and I had a rare morning in last Thursday, so I decided to have a little baking session. Megan loves playdough at the moment, so I thought it was a good time to introduce her to the joys of baking. We tried out Rachel's 'Almond and orange butter fingers'. Well, Megan had a prod of the dough (note the big fingerprint in the front biscuit!) and then decided to empty the cutlery drawer underneath. There ended the baking lesson. Oh well, she's still only 17 months old, and it was fun…

 To start with, Rachel's 'Oat and vanilla shortbread cookies'. Shortbread Cookies, Scones, Yorkshire, Vanilla, Baking, Desserts, Food, Tailgate Desserts, Deserts

Shortbread, scones & Yorkshire pud

3 very different bakes this week. To start with, Rachel's 'Oat and vanilla shortbread cookies'. These were rustled up in a bit of a hurry... I'd been busy making Welsh cakes for St David's Day (this will come in another blog post!) A few days later, I invited a friend round for a cuppa and cake. Then realised that Nigel had taken all the Welsh cakes to work. Oops! I had a few hours to bake something, from ingredients that I had in the house. These fitted the bill, and had a lovely crumbly…

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Happy (belated) birthday blog!

Yes, it is a bit late! This blog was a year old in January, and I haven't written anything since. For that, I apologise. I don't know when life got so busy! Anyway, my 'new year's resolution' is to try and blog more regularly, hopefully at least once a week. I promise I've been keeping up the baking! Here's what I've made over the last couple of months:- Naan bread Jammy steamed pudding Corn bread Brown scones with seeds Baked potato, onion and rosemary gratin Calzone Crumpets Baked red…

 Evan really loves pizza, and we tend to have it when we need a quick,. Love Pizza, Baking, Food, Bakken, Essen, Meals, Backen, Yemek, Sweets

Pizza

One from before Christmas here... sorry for the delay! Evan really loves pizza, and we tend to have it when we need a quick, no-fuss tea. However when Megan came along and started her feeding adventure, I had to think again. Of course frozen pizzas are far too processed and salty for a small baby, so I've been making my own. No, this doesn't please Evan, who would rather have an el cheapo Margarita from the freezer! He gets very excited when I say it's pizza for tea, then his face falls when…

Bit of an experiment here, but one which I'm really pleased with. If you look back to July, I made Rachel's baked cheesecake, subst. Bonfire Night, No Bake Cheesecake, Experiment, Pork, Baking, Kale Stir Fry, Bakken, Backen, Pork Chops

Bonfire night cheesecake

Heidi's Baking Frenzy: Bonfire night cheesecake

' This delicious cake has been made at Ballymaloe for many years. It keeps very well, due to the large amount of nuts it contains a. Praline Cake, Yummy Cakes, Lasagna, Almond, Baking, Ethnic Recipes, Food, Bakken, Essen

Almond Praline Cake

Heidi's Baking Frenzy: Almond Praline Cake

'A somewhat soft and cakey biscuit with a spicy, autumnal flavour' Rachel Allen, 'Bake', Another milestone reached in the . Rachel Allen, Biscuits, French Toast, Spicy, Cheese, Baking, Breakfast, Food, Crack Crackers

Snickerdoodles

Heidi's Baking Frenzy: Snickerdoodles