It was the love for good bread that led me to start baking (or at least trying) bread at home. I’m just experimenting with recipes and trying to bake breads that taste just as I can remember when I was a kid.
Generally I prefer savoury breakfast, but time to time I can’t resist a slice of fresh bread with Nutella. This has changed a few years ago, when palm oil appeared on the Nutella label. Since then I have been avoiding it. Why a product categorised as “hazelNUT spread” should be made with palm oil?
Who doesn’t live meatballs? In a sandwich, on pasta or pizza, with fresh tomatoes or tomato sauce… That’s Classic! But how about giving your favourite meatballs a little bit of a spicy kick?
When I was a kid, every morning on my way to school I walked pass a small local bakery. Until today I can remember the amazing smell of freshly baked bread. And I mean real sourdough bread, fermented the proper way, with no shortcuts and additives (that I was taught about in a pastry course at college).
Fresh yeast can be replaced with instant yeast, but you won’t get the fresh, strong taste and smell.
Maybe I just haven’t discovered the right place yet here in Cheshire, but I really miss the taste and smell of a real, honest sourdough bread here in the North West. So I had no choice, but start baking my own bread at home.
Happy Pancake Day everyone! I hope you are enjoying or planning to enjoy some pancakes with your favourite toppings today! We’re on our way to Spain, skiing holiday, so this year I have postpone the pancake feast and make up for it when we’re back home. Unless Ryanair would serve some nice pancakes…ehm, I doubt it 🙂