White Spelt Flour Loaf – Ancient Grains pt.1

An occasional series of posts featuring 'ancient grains': those forerunners of modern wheat making a comeback in the kitchen. I'll be baking bread and some other treats then blogging the results. The first grain to feature is white spelt in the form of a banetton loaf. I follow the recipe on the flour bag. How…

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Savoury Crackers: Four Ways!

At the end of a meal, before the port and cigars, the cheese board makes an appearance. I wanted to improve on the witless squares of pressed cardboard that always accompany the cheeses and chutneys. I mean, how hard could it be? Well, quite hard, really... My choices became many. Which flours to use? Oil,…

ASDA Chocolate Traybake Kit

A new line (to me at least) from Asda home baking range, the chocolate traybake kit contains all the dry ingredients needed to make, well, a chocolate traybake... Includes decorations and cardboard tray. To make the chocolate traybake you will need two medium eggs and 75ml cold water for the sponge mix and 55g unsalted butter…