Day 55 – Lobster Vol Au Vent

This morning I was on salad duty. This is one of the more laborious duties – you start an hour early, pick lettuce in the glasshouse and fields, bring it to the kitchen, wash it, remove all the stalks and make dressing. It takes a long time, but I do eat salad every day so…

Day 54 – Pastry

Today I made : Three kinds of pastry. I like pastry but today was a challenge because the kitchen was hot and sweaty. Ideally you want to make pastry in a cold room so the butter doesn’t melt. I did my best. The first was Amaretto Almond and Strawberry tart. The shortcrust pastry was very…

Sourdough Croissants

  I want to branch out (sourdough wise) and make things other than bread and pancakes. For the last two weekends I have made sourdough croissants. They were easier to make than I anticipated and less labour intensive than bread. If you have a healthy starter you should give them a go! I used From the Grapevine’s recipe.  At…