Mini Pear Pies, Oh My!

‘I’m sorry it’s all bought stuff.’ Our friend apologized as she brought round a meal for us. I remember it well – mashed potato, chicken cacciatora, vegetables and then for dessert…chocolate pear pie. All from Marks and Spencer. I appreciated every bite, there was no need for an apology – and discovered that chocolate and…

A little patience

I know – it is a little late, but the task for this week from the Great British Bake Off required a little patience so… Bread week. Ciabatta technical challenge. I have made Ciabatta before and each time the dough turned out a bit too wet and sticky and the loaves a little flat. I…

Ready! Set! Bake!

I am excited. Tonight marks the start of my favourite television series, ‘The Great British Bake Off’. If you haven’t a clue what that┬áis, it’s a show on the BBC where bakers compete to be the Great British Amateur baking champion. This year I think there are twelve competitors. Each week they have to perform…