Homemade pasta – Science of pasta making

Ever since we learned how to make pasta ourselves, we make it at least once a month. It’s more of a weekend activity, but by now we’ve become good enough to make an entire fresh pasta lasagna with sauces and all, in about half an hour (taking a quick rest …

100% whole wheat bread

Making a bread using only wholemeal flour and no white plain flour is a challenge. It tend to give a very dense bread which only bread lovers might appreciate. I’ve had several failed attempts in this bread type before trying a recipe from the cookbook Brilliant Bread which did give …

Home Made French Croissant – Science of steam & yeast

To be honest, I never thought I would ever try making croissants myself. Whenever reading about croissant dough (or puff pastry) I decided to stay away, it seemed far too much of a hassle. Folding in butter, cooling, folding, it just didn’t seem worth it. But then I got into …

Scones & Scone Dough – Do’s and Don’ts

Clotted cream, jam and scones, a great snack with your afternoon tea, or for your morning breakfast. Making a good scone isn’t hard, but, you need to know a few simple tricks to create a perfect scone (dough). In a lot of cases recipes for baked goods have very specific …

Eggless pancakes – why it works & a trick to kick up flavour

Pancakes are one of my favorite breakfast foods to make in the weekend if I don’t feel like my regular yoghurt or bread for breakfast. They’re easy to make and jummy to eat. By now I’ve got quite a god basic recipe so I keep on trying new things to …

Deciding on oven temperature – When a recipe doesn’t tell

Updated: 8-Feb-2017 I used to be pretty worried about using the correct temperature for my oven when baking something. I’d check carefully in the recipe, whether I chose the correct setting. If the recipe was in Fahrenheit I would ask Google to convert it to Celsius again for me (I …

New Orleans Gumbo – flexible & packed with flavour

One of the best things of travelling is discovering new foods. So when travelling to New Orleans we had the chance to really learn how to make New Orleans gumbo, a dish I had never heard of before travelling to New Orleans, but which is now a regular in our …