Quick flatbreads

The clue really is in the name with this recipe – these are quick flatbreads because there’s no need to prove this particular dough. You pretty much just mix it up, knead it briefly, roll them out, fling them in a frying pan, and they’re ready. There’s a trade off however, being that due to… Continue reading Quick flatbreads

Simit

How do you keep 3 small children entertained when traipsing around Istanbul catching up with friends (and when those 3 small children don’t speak Turkish)? Well, according to my parents c1980 you give them some simit and they’ll be happy. Available absolutely everywhere from street stalls and sellers that wander about touting their wares, these… Continue reading Simit

Mince pies

Christmas joke alert! Q) Who hides in the bakery at Christmas? A) A mince spy! Sorry about that, normal service has now resumed. These mince pies are delicious – light crumbly almond pastry, and the usual fruity filling (no, I don’t make that bit). I don’t actually own a fairy cake tin, so I make… Continue reading Mince pies

American pancakes

Probably my most made recipe from probably my most used cookbook – How to be a domestic goddess, by Nigella Lawson. If you scroll to the end of this recipe you’ll see the state of the pages in my copy of said book, and where I’ve scribbled varying quantities of ingredients in order to feed… Continue reading American pancakes

Soda bread

This is far and away the quickest bread to make (no long proving time!), but alas the trade off is that it doesn’t keep particularly well. That’s never been an issue in our house though as it tends to be snarfed pretty quickly, or you can always toast it. An excellent bread to make alongside… Continue reading Soda bread

Crumble

Or if, like us, you’ve watched Friday Night Dinners, it’s crimble crumble. Simply the best way to deal with any fruit that needs eating up – this time around its plums and a random bag of frozen mixed berries I found in the freezer. Technically it should look a little more, well, crumbly, than this… Continue reading Crumble