Food Photography Challenge 3: Bread

The third food photography challenge assignment is all about bread. I know bread. I’ve photographed it many times. But now the assignment is to approach bread as a story, not just a loaf. So here are my three photographs of bread (and one of scones). Each of these three photographs are clickable for a close-up…

The Oven and Three Bears

My new AEG oven has a mind of its own. It’s like a character in a fairy tale; happily not a Grimm one. I played with Sedrick-the-Sour-Dough-Starter the other day, and baked bread. Three times, actually. My bread prefers conventional oven heat, not the fan. So I experimented with several “True Fan” settings and temperatures,…

The Life & Times of Our Daily Bread

feeding the pot means food for the feeding. starting a sourdough starter. soft dreams of drifting white, edging and spittley spilling, microbially alive, and dancing on worktops, edging its way where gravity falls. feeding the pot. food for the feeding. sourdough starter. bread lofting full – soft spinnaker sails. summer breezes scented with leaven. Blessings…

Dan Lepard’s Hot Cross Buns

Thanks to Dan Lepard, I’ve broken the tradition of baking bullet-proof buns. For the life of me, I don’t know why my rolls resemble croquette balls rather than something edible …..

English Muffin Bread

RANDOM RECIPE CHALLENGE 14: English Muffin Bread This is my first post for the Belleau Kitchen Random Recipe Challenge, and after counting out 12 cookery books, I started again at the beginning and continued counting another 5. Most of my cookery books are packed away; I only keep my favourite and most useful ones within…

Dan Lepard’s Breakfast Soda Bread

Dan Lepard’s Breakfast Soda Bread from “Short and Sweet” This is quite possibly the best recipe in Dan’s most recent book, “Short and Sweet”. There’s an older version of this recipe on the Guardian’s website but the updated one in his book is more precise and positively wow-inducing. That’s what my husband said after peeling…

A Blue Lame

Last weekend while my husband, also known in these parts and proximities as “P”, looked around the machinist’s shop in East Croydon for things that go torque and wrenches that do wrenching things … I was visually glued to the peg board behind the clerk. A whole wall of razors, blades, knives and hand-held thingies…