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Postal Treats (micropost)

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New Deliveries

Just a quick post from my phone about some new things that have arrived in the post. Expect full reviews in due time.

Yotam Ottolenghi’s Jerusalem – I love Plenty, so I am really excited about this.
Next the box of treats from CoffeeHit.

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Experiments in Coffee

New Coffee Grinder

New Coffee Grinder

I have always been a massive coffee fan, and a bit of a fanatic. So mix that with my scientific background and you get obsessive about these things. Something I have been meaning to get into is grinding my own beans, so at Christmas I bought a grinder and have been experimenting ever since. Here are some of the results.

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Making Mozzarella

Mozzarella SaladLong time no post, I know. I think like every blogger I go through phases of creativity, and writing. Recently my writing has been papers and my thesis. For now back to bread etc, and specifically cheese. As a follow on to making ricotta we had a go at making mozzarella.

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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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Christmas Party Baking

Tin of mince pies.

Tin of mince pies

Last weekend we threw a little Christmas soirée (well mulled wine and mince pies) and that involved a lot of baking on my part.

On the menu were mince pies, bread sticks, bread shots and more pfeffernüsse.

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Bread Maker Jam

This blog post started as a two parter, the first a Rye Sourdough and the second a Strawberry Jam. Sadly I can not find a copy of the sourdough recipe, so I will have to save that for another day. The jam, on the other hand, is a story worth telling.

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