Monthly Archives: January 2013

Tortellini in the Snow

Finished tortellini

Finished tortellini

As many of you will know our little bit of England (Warwickshire) has had a fair amount of snow, so sporting alternatives have had to be devised. Making and stockpiling pasta turned out to be a great idea. On the menu was mixed mushroom tortellini, with extra garganelli.

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Richard Bertinet’s Fougasse

Hanging fougasse

Hanging fougasse

Time for a slightly more recent post. Fougasse. A very simple bread, with a lovely shape. Taken from Richard Bertinet’s book Dough, it uses the basic dough recipe, but makes an aesthetically beautiful loaf. For those who follow me on Twitter / Instagram then you will have seen some early pictures of this, and I can honestly say I enjoyed making this as much as I did eating it.

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Making Cheese

Ricotta?

Ricotta in the muslin cloth

A new year, new projects. This one is dedicated to my first attempt at making cheese. A long time ago I bought some vegetarian rennet with the vague idea of making cheese, but it never happened. As luck would have it for Christmas I received a cheese making kit from Claire’s parents. Here is the result.

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