A baking disaster saved by everything-but-the-kitchen-sink soup

So my aim to bake healthier things was short lived after browsing through the January edition of Delicious today and spotting what I thought was a really easy recipe for something called Savoyard cruche. I had never heard of this before and it looked delicious and really easy to make. So off I went with my cocky self and measured out 250g of butter and placed it in a pan and left it on a low heat as the recipe stated, then when it had melted I added in 250g of plain flour and proceeded to stir it for 10-15 minutes, waiting for it to turn a light brown colour and smell biscuity. I waited another 5 minutes and it still wasn’t turning a brown colour for me, I added in 125g of caster sugar and I wasn’t happy with it so I dumped it.  Continue reading “A baking disaster saved by everything-but-the-kitchen-sink soup”

Sultana white soda bread

So with it being January and after eating sooooo many sweets, turkey etc (mind you I’m still eating them as it’s still technically the holidays) I was in a bit of a dilemma, what am I going to bake this month that people will eat without feeling guilty???!! So last night I was chatting away to an aunt of mine and decided I’d try my hand at making her version of soda bread. I remember always eating slices of sultana white soda bread at my Granny’s years ago so I was only delighted to make this.  Continue reading “Sultana white soda bread”