This weekend I treated myself to a new sugar thermometer, baking tray and cupcake cases – I had to control myself to not buy the whole shop!
When I got home I found the boyfriend had made pasta dough ready for our dinner – it seems the baking bug has got him too!
I also bought myself a new baking cookbook and chose to make focaccia having seen the contestants on The Great British Bake Off turning their hands to it last week and seeing how delicious it looked! Mmm mmm mmm!
My first attempt went mediocre I would say – the dough needed much more kneading and longer time prooving – it came out not as light or fluffy as I would have liked – but it tasted ok! It was nice with a sprinkling of sea salt and sprigs of rosemary – despite it not being perfect it smelled delicious while it cooked!
I also made fudge for the first time – sweet, scrumptious delicious fudge that melts in your mouth 🙂 yum yum yum!
Sugar, double cream, golden syrup and lots and lots of butter – that is fudge in all its glory! Melted together until its golden and boiling and then put to set in the fridge! Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall’s easy peasy recipe was a triumph – it worked perfectly and tasted great – just don’t check the calories!