A soft, pillowy loaf (a lot like brioche, but not quite as buttery) with that well-loved sugary, cinnamon seaside doughnut flavour, marbled with slightly sour and sticky raspberry jam. Delicious either warm from the oven with a bit of butter, or – even better – made into French Toast a few days later… 🙂
Beans on Toast – is there anything finer? There’s always a healthy stash of tins of baked beans in my kitchen cupboard (none of that Branston nonsense; I’m a Heinz until I die kinda girl), it’s the bread that’s the trickier side to this duo. It’s got to be a doorstop wedge of fluffy, perfectly toasted bread to compliment a soggy slop of beans – which isn’t necessarily as readily available as it sounds. Thankfully, my husband’s taken up the only area of baking that I seriously struggle with and I’ve been finding myself drowning in homemade loaves (…definitely not complaining)…
A couple of weekends ago Sunny tore my kitchen apart making his first ever, sweet loaf – this Orange and Cinnamon Swirl Bread, which would make the perfect addition to any Christmas breakfast table. It’s a soft dough, but slices well – and the flavours kind of remind me of toasted tea cakes and cinnamon buns. Noice! 🙂
Hands up then, who’s planning on putting their tree up this weekend? I’ve got Sunday set aside purely for de-tangling fairy lights, rummaging through our decorations (Sunny and I collect decorations from all the places we’ve travelled to) and then hoovering up pine needles. I can’t wait! But hey, it’s a knackering job innit? There’s […]
I tried making this Halloumi Loaf in the bread maker twice and it just did not work. The first time the machine broke up all the lovely chunks of halloumi until they were were practically invisible, and the second time the loaf was just too dense. So I tweaked the recipe a little and tried it by hand and whaddya know? It not only worked, but my oven spat out the softest loaf I’ve ever made. AND it’s got chunks of cheese inside it. Banging. Take that, technology!