Episode 34: Sweet on Strawberries: Sorbet, Gelato and More…

Chocolate-Dipped Strawberries When making my beloved chocolate-dipped frozen bananas, I had some leftover chocolate. Not knowing what to do with it, I saw some strawberries in the freezer. I was surprised by how good this was. I liked the balance of using a pretty dark chocolate or a mix of dark and milk. The RiverContinue reading “Episode 34: Sweet on Strawberries: Sorbet, Gelato and More…”

Episode 33: Magnificent Mango (and much, much more) ft. Chef Kirsty Haigh

If he doesn’t appreciate your fruit puns, you better let that.. In this week’s episode I talk to Kirsty Haigh about why she became a chef, food memories, food education, working with young people and her favourite things to bake. Follow her on Instagram @kirstyehaigh and also follow and donate to Edinburgh Food Social! @edinburghfoodsocialContinue reading “Episode 33: Magnificent Mango (and much, much more) ft. Chef Kirsty Haigh”

Episode 32: Seasonal Summer Bakes ft. Ravneet Gill’s Cherry Ricotta Cake

A lot has happened in the last two weeks! This week I was talking about my favourite ice lollies, what I’ve been up to in the kitchen, and a cherry ricotta cake! Ravneet Gill’s Cherry Ricotta Cake Head to Ravneet’s Instagram for the original written recipe, and listen to the podcast episode to find outContinue reading “Episode 32: Seasonal Summer Bakes ft. Ravneet Gill’s Cherry Ricotta Cake”

Episode 31: Hot Water Crust Pasties (plus The Best Bakewell Pudding and more)

This week I tried out hot water crust pastry for the first time, making mushroom pasties. Mushroom and Tarragon Pasties I used this recipe from Ruby Tandoh and reviewed it on the podcast! I used my leftover rough puff/ flaky pastry from last week’s episode to make the most incredible bakewell pudding. I also didContinue reading “Episode 31: Hot Water Crust Pasties (plus The Best Bakewell Pudding and more)”

Episode 29: Passion Fruit Cream Choux Puffs

This week I was trying to hone my pastry skills with two technical bakes: passion fruit cream puffs and Danish pastry cream envelopes. I also made a really, really simple and quick comforting chocolate dessert cake. In the podcast I give a (pretty comprehensive) guide to British baking terms and ingredients! Choux Pastry Recipe 50gContinue reading “Episode 29: Passion Fruit Cream Choux Puffs”

Episode 28: Blue Cheese Pastry; Raspberry and Pistachio Meringue Cake

In this episode I was talking about a blue cheese pastry I’ve fallen in love with and a pistachio meringue cake I’ve made a couple of times now for very special occasions, including a friend’s micro-wedding this week! Pear, Walnut and Blue Cheese Tart Recipe by Anna Glover in Good Food’s Vegetarian Christmas, 2020 ForContinue reading “Episode 28: Blue Cheese Pastry; Raspberry and Pistachio Meringue Cake”

Episode 27: Croissants, Pains au Chocolat and Blackcurrant Pastries

I went back to my trusty copy of Crumb and the marvellous Ruby Tandoh for this! This dough you can use to make whatever breakfast pastries you like. I’m not going to write out the recipe as I didn’t make any changes. I thoroughly recommend buying her book, but otherwise here is her recipe republished.Continue reading “Episode 27: Croissants, Pains au Chocolat and Blackcurrant Pastries”

Episode 26: Cute Chamomile Cupcakes

Four episodes in to Florals for Spring month… Am I converted to floral flavourings? I think I am! These chamomile cupcakes are really sweet little things. Though I think I was most taken with rose… These cute little cake babies are based on a recipe in Ruby Tandoh’s book, Crumb. I LOVE THIS BOOK! IngredientsContinue reading “Episode 26: Cute Chamomile Cupcakes”

Episode 25: Lemon Loaf with Elderflower Drizzle and Elderflower Cream

As part of Florals for Spring month I tried elderflower to see if I could actually like it. I don’t think I’m as sold on it as I am on rose, but I like it and I think it is a nice refreshing note in cocktails and ice lollies. I also liked it with lemon,Continue reading “Episode 25: Lemon Loaf with Elderflower Drizzle and Elderflower Cream”