This is a catch-up post with some of the things I cooked during 2020. I didn’t take pictures of everying, and in some cases forgot to photograph the ‘after’ so I have no record of what it looked like when cooked.
But enough waffle. This isn’t one of those blogs which takes several pages of blather and back-story before I get to the food so here goes.
Several years ago I bought the Hairy Bikers’ book of European Baking, based on their BBC TV series. I’ve made a lot of the things from it, the latest being the Onion Muffins.
The next in my list (but not in chronological order) were Aberdeen Butteries. I bought an book called ‘A Slice of Britain’ since it was along similar lines to my Regional Cakeathon. I haven’t cooked many things from the book yet but I did try a version of Butteries. I didn’t follow the recipe from the book but based mine on one I found elsewhere.
One of the challenges in the Great British Bake-Off was to make Babka. I was unfamiliar with this bread but it looked really good so I had a go, faithfully following his recipe. The only change I made was to use crushed almonds instead of hazelnuts since that’s what we had in the house.
I can’t really describe how good it was. It’s not exactly healthy but it tasted amazing.
I found a tin of pineapple slices in the cupboard so the obvious thing to do was make a pineapple upside down cake.
The final images are things where I forgot to take pictures after they came out of the oven:
We have been doing regular Saturday Night Pizzas and I made these based on two recipes from one of Nadiya’s programmes. They are a bit more work than regular pizzas but are really nice for a change.
Finally, some foods I put on Instagram: