Hello! I am a Baker, I currently study at the National Bakery School. I have been in catering since I was 16 and left school to do a professional chefs diploma. I live food and hope to share some of my thoughts with you.
I love markets. There’s something special about them, particularly in hot countries. The fruit and vegetables are always seasonal and thus the more appealing. I am currently holidaying in Israel and yesterday went to an everyday market in a southern city called Beer Sheva.
The colours are amazing and very appetising!
These are fresh almonds, I had never seen them before.
Firstly I would like to say thank you to all my current and recent followers. It means a lot to me that my blog is read and appreciated by so many of you. Secondly I would like to thank all of you that have nominated me for a blog award.
I am currently in the last few months of my degree, and will try to blog when I have free time. I can’t do the full blog award questions at this time but would like to give recognition to all those showing me support and appreciation.
I had planned to make some Mother’s day cupcakes today in a pink and blue colour scheme. I sat with some chilled music on, rolling out some little roses. Then I realised it was St Patrick’s day this weekend too. I thought, oh cool I’ll do a few green cupcakes. Usually they will have a four-leaf clover or a classic green top-hat on them. I thought why not combine it with Mother’s day and make them with pretty green flowers.
Pinwheels are seriously easy to make and they taste great. You can play around with sweet and savoury flavours and pretty much whatever you have in the fridge. If you’re having friends over for drinks, make these as the perfect snack accompaniment to have on the table or serve as canapés.
My savoury pinwheels:
I used tomato purée, a little leftover feta, some parmesan and oregano.
Then I made a sweet batch with raspberry jam, cinnamon and raisins: Here’s what you do: Take a sheet of puff pastry, spread on your chosen filling. Roll it up. Cut them into equal portions and bake in a preheated oven, 200’c for approximately 15 minutes. That’s it.
Here’s a few flavour combinations ideas for you.
Cranberry and walnut
Jam and mint
Honey, cinnamon and nuts
Shredded coconut and dried fruit
Jam and chocolate chips
Pesto and cheese
Goats cheese and sun dried tomatoes
Mango pickle and cheese
Cheese, pickle and mustard
Walnut and goats cheese
Spinach, dill and paneer
Red onion and goats cheese
Jalapeños and cheddar
Blue cheese and walnut
They are quick, simple, inexpensive and delicious!
Peace and loaf