Currant Buns

Makes : 10 buns Preparation time: 30 minutes + proving Baking time : 10 - 12 minutes 450 g strong white bread flour 25 g butter 25 g caster sugar 1 tsp salt 1 tsp fast action dried yeast 300 ml warm, semi skimmed milk 125 g currants For the glaze: 1 tablespoon granulated sugar … Continue reading Currant Buns

Day Overrated

Happy Valentine's Day … Call me overbearingly pessimistic but I have never quite understood the hype that surrounds one of the biggest days of the year which happens to be just another day of the working week , just a bit more red and all sorts of fuzzy. Maybe it’s the singleness of my age … Continue reading Day Overrated

The run through Zurich

Does Wisdom come with age? Have you ever had such a scenario to think about it? Do the elders always get it right? Google seemed confused as well. My ultimate help to most 3 am questions had ample pages of both sides of the debate. Many explained wisdom came with age because with age comes … Continue reading The run through Zurich

Self Care Isn’t Selfish

A love letter to myself, this World Mental Health Day. Dear Self, This World Mental Health Day I thought its best to write to you. Maybe someone else may be inspired to do the same after all today is the day we remind ourselves that self care is not selfish.  We ought to remember that … Continue reading Self Care Isn’t Selfish

Easy Baked Crème Caramel

Serves: 6 small ramekins; Preparation Time: 30 minutes; Baking Time: 40 minutes 170 grams castor sugar 500 ml full fat milk 100 grams white granulated sugar 3 full eggs 2 egg yolks 1 tsp vanilla essence slices of fresh orange for garnish (optional) 1. Firstly, prepare 6 ramekins for serving. To prepare caramel sauce, over … Continue reading Easy Baked Crème Caramel

For Food’s Sake!

Love makes the world go around. Foodies would disagree. I am one among them and proudly coming down a line of many foodie generations in my family. Love can break your heart. Food can mend it. Love can cause heart aches. Food makes you happy. It can remind you of the past and help you … Continue reading For Food’s Sake!

Chicken and BBQ Sauce Pizza

Makes: 2 pizzas Preparation time: 35 minutes+proving+10-15 minutes baking For the pizza base: 225gms strong white bread flour ½ teaspoon salt ¾ teaspoon fast action dried yeast 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil, plus extra for brushing 150 ml hand – hot water Semolina for sprinkling For the toppings: 3-4 tablespoons BBQ sauce 1 tablespoon … Continue reading Chicken and BBQ Sauce Pizza

In It for It All

This may seem like a response post to my sister’s and the other panel writer of this blog , “the art of making difficult decisions.” It was the last posted blog on the site and I hope you have given it a view or else this may sound a little off the track. Also apart … Continue reading In It for It All

Sesame & Poppy Seed Bagels

Makes: 8 bagels Preparation Time: 35 minutes + 15 minutes baking To achieve an authentic chewy texture, bagels must be dropped into boiling water for a minute before baking in the oven, thereby cooking them twice. 450 gms strong white bread flour 3 tablespoons caster sugar 1 1/2 teaspoons salt 1 1/4 teaspoons fast action … Continue reading Sesame & Poppy Seed Bagels