I might not like cooking, but I love to bake. Perhaps because the results are way more interesting; perhaps because I’m marginally better at it. That’s not to say I haven’t had a few disasters. In fact, I baked one of the most disgusting cakes ever to grace this earth. It might not really count, … Continue reading Baking
3. Learn to cook a three-course meal, and throw a dinner party to prove it. It only took eleven and a half months of consideration (and procrastination) but I finally made a three-course meal for my friends. For the starter, I had thought about making potato skins. Then I remembered that the last time I … Continue reading My Three-Course Meal
What happens when I procrastinate? Well on Friday, I made shortbread. This is the shortbread we always make at home. The recipe is a Be-Ro one; however, as it happens with many things I bake, I couldn't resist chucking in some chocolate. I'm a lazy baker in some ways. I never bother sieving flour, for example. … Continue reading Sweet and Simple Shortbread
3. Learn to cook a three-course meal, and throw a dinner party to prove it. It is about time I put a little effort into this goal. I'm not a massive fan of cooking, as I said before. The idea of putting an hour's preparation into a final product that will be consumed in less than … Continue reading A traybake without the baking: Malteser cake
So here's my progress report for week beginning 25 February. There's room for improvement at least! 1. Read a new book every month. Well, I had already read my book for February, then I read Delirium and started Pandemonium (finished on 1 March). I might review them too, but in short they were great. 2. … Continue reading And the stupidest purchase of the week goes to…
On Tuesday, I thought I'd play the domestic goddess. Cleaned my room (although Clare did the rest of the place) and then decided to make a vegetable lasagne for everyone, as another friend was coming for dinner. This isn't technically goal three, because I've co-made vegetable lasagne before, but this is the first time I've … Continue reading I couldn’t find an aubergine.