Sunday, October 18, 2015

word of the week #42

As you can tell from this week's Project 365 post we have been doing rather a lot of baking this week. It wasn't intentional, but somehow we found ourselves doing more baking than we have done in months.

It started last week, when I used some of my unexpected time off work to finish the GBBO technical bakes. I found the recipes a gentle distraction, there was something comforting about spending a few hours following instructions, and, for the most part, getting something lovely at the end of the process. I think the sense of order and predictability was much needed, and of course cake always helps too.

Although they all got finished last week, this week I have been gradually catching up with the blog posts. The Tennis Cake and the Flaounas were made a while ago now, but the posts only went up this week and there are still a few more recipes to go online. Funnily enough, now that GBBO has finished, I've been baking more than ever, enjoying the freedom and simplicity of baking something quick and easy just using ingredients in the cupboard.

There have been three separate batches of biscuits (two by The Husband), naan breads, and a loaf of bread, and tonight there has been chicken, leek and bacon pie, with filo pastry from the freezer. It is nice to bake a fresh batch of biscuits, or try something new, like the naan bread, without needing to send off for specialist ingredients, or devote whole days to the process. I also liked that instead of nipping to the shop when I fancied I treat, I decided to see what I could rustle up at home instead. I hope you have all had a lovely week.

The Reading Residence


  1. Wow, you have been in a baking frenzy, I wish I lived next door to you!! Have a great week, too xx

  2. How lovely to have a baking husband!Mine does cook though, so mustn't complain! Thanks for visiting my blog... thought I'd have a break from it for a while so nice to know someone was happy to see a new post!

  3. Oh wow, I'm feeling the need to pop round to yours for a cuppa and a slice! Glad you've been enjoying it x Thanks for sharing with #WotW

  4. a week of baking is my idea of a perfect week xxx

  5. I like to be able to bake with what I have! As long as you have the basics it is surprising what you can rustle up isn't it. xx