I don’t like sandwiches. I’m not mad about bruschetta, or pizza, or even the humble dinner roll. Bread and butter pudding is not for me, and toasties I can just about take. Beans on toast, Eggs Benedict and we are getting there, but panzanella… THAT is my kind of bread.
Panzanella is a delicious, tart Italian bread salad, with fragrant basil and red onions and sweet tomatoes and pepper. Continue reading Recipe: Panzanella! Delicious Italian bread salad.
Beautiful Burano, taken by my husband when we visited.
If you have read one of my previous posts, Two Days In Venice, you will have heard of bussolai di Burano. They’re yummy Venetian biscuits that are great with a rich Italian espresso! Well, I made some this week and wanted to share the recipe with you. Continue reading Make your own Bussolai di Burano Venetian biscuits!
This past weekend I took a flying visit to my parents’ house in Somerset, to deliver a birthday cake for my best friend’s grandma (90) and great-aunt (95)! They were having a joint birthday party in the local pub :) While I was down there I swung by my Nanna and Grandad’s house, and then my Grandma and Grandpa’s! Both sets have always had amazing and bountiful vegetable patches, and I managed to get my hands on some harvest! I came away with beetroots, carrots, lettuces, a cucumber, a courgette and some rhubarb.
Continue reading Free-form Rhubarb & Blueberry Pie
Oh my goodness, it has been about a month since my last post!
My excuses: I have been busy helping set up and run a French boulangerie, then we were in Venice for a whirlwind weekend, this week I’ve been working on a wedding cake and a 90th & 95th birthday cake… whew! I have a half-written blog about the food in Venice that I just need to sit down and finish – it’s been waiting for about three weeks…
But at work today I made these delicious and very simple Coconut Rocher, so I thought I’d fit in a quick post this evening.
Continue reading Recipe: Coconut Rocher