Author: drkyre

Gluten-free Chocolate Chip Cookies

Gluten-free Chocolate Chip Cookies I’ve been tinkering with the Freezer Cookie recipe posted before on this blog – the orange-ginger variation is very popular – and today I decided to use some of the gluten-free techniques I have been learning around GF bread and pizza dough.  I added some almond flour, and made a few…

No-Knead Bread #3

Epicurious No-knead Bread This is the third no-knead bread recipe I’ve tried in the last two months, and I have to say:  OH, MY!  The bottom crust is a little hard (rather than chewy) but the taste is marvelous, and the texture is perfection itself.  I started this last night, so it could ferment for…

Rosemary Olive Bread

Rosemary Olive Bread This morning I got up entirely too early, and decided to make a different bread from my usual round of baguettes, boule, rye, and no-knead white bread.  After a little internet research, I found this easy-but-scrumptious-sounding recipe from Epicurious that made me, well… curious.  It was well worth the time and effort: …

Strawberry-Rhubarb Crumble

Strawberry-Rhubarb Crumble Rhubarb Crumble is one of the few desserts – well, foods really – that my friend Michael remembers with pleasure from his Welsh childhood.  His mother used to make it with the traditional concrete-like pastry topping; I make it with a tender gluten-free pastry, and Michael is kind enough to enjoy it anyway! …

Rye Bread!

No-knead Rye Bread adapted from https://www.jennycancook.com/ I succeeded at making no-knead bread from a recipe adapted from this website, so when I fancied trying rye bread, this recipe came up and I was willing to have a go.  The prep time is five minutes, baking time is 40 minutes, and rising time about 3½ hours…

Pain de Campagne

Pain de Campagne, or Boule … otherwise known as ‘country bread’.  As the name suggests, this would normally be made in a round (boule) shape, but I wanted to see how it turned out more as a bâtard.  This is the second time I’ve used this recipe, which is from 52 Loaves by William Alexander…

Shawl Collar Pullover

84-2020 Shawl Collar Pullover In these days of COVIC-19 confinement, I’ve been knitting… a lot.  And with a colder spring than usual, it’s been great to have some warmer wool pullovers to hand!  For this simple drop-shoulder pullover with shawl collar, I used KnitPicks Peruvian (1.75oz/50g = 110 yards), with assorted accent yarns in the…

Orange+Ginger Biscuits

Orange Ginger Biscuits These are a cross between Janine’s Gingersnaps and Orange Freezer Cookies, for which the recipes can also be found on this site.  They go brilliantly with a cup of English tea.  I adjusted the recipe to make it gluten-free and suggest substitutions so that it can be vegan as well.  Experiment as…

Gluten-free Boule

No-knead, Gluten-free Round French Loaf Adapted from https://www.jennycancook.com/no-knead-bread-solutions/ I always prefer to avoid gluten, because wheat tends to make me feel bloated.  Although I love making bread, I have to give most of it away.  This amazingly easy gluten-free recipe gives great results:  lovely crust, wonderful texture, and excellent flavor — plus (if any is…

Baguettes à l’ancienne

Oh, boy — freshly baked BAGUETTES! I recently finished reading 25 Loaves by William Alexander, and it inspired me to start making bread for the first time in 40 years.  (The premise of the book is that Bill wants to replicate the perfect French country loaf, or boule, and so commits to making bread every…