• Sugar and Spice and All Things Nice… Time to Stir It Up!

    “Stir up, we beseech thee, O Lord, the wills of thy faithful people; that they, plenteously bringing forth the fruit of good works, may of thee be plenteously rewarded; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen”   Yes, it is indeed that time of year again… to dust off the pudding bowls, crack out the brandy and to laden your life with dried fruit and festive cheer. The day when wishes can be made and we can all look forward to the looming season of advent. But before I burst into “ding dong merrily on high” let me fill you in with what us students have been up to this week…

  • Back in (baking) business…

    2012, the year when I turned my life upside down… I made a deal with myself, I wasn’t happy at university and needed to take my life in a different direction. I thought to myself, what in the entire world truly makes me happy? That was easy… making, baking, creating and providing for loved ones. I knew what I had to do… I was determined to follow the path that all along I knew I should have followed in the first place…. Within two weeks of leaving university, I had found an opening which saw me pack up and leave Cardiff, heading South for a new life to begin in…

  • ‘Apfelstrudel’ Porridge

    I woke up with a sense of craving a comforting and warming breakfast this morning, with the cold mornings becoming an ever increasing present feature these days. I decided upon porridge, but I was bored of just topping it with honey, and I always found golden syrup much too sweet, and cinnamon just doesn’t cut the mustard. I want texture, freshness and taste! I had wanted damson compote, but all the damsons are in the freezer waiting to be made into jam. It seemed as though honey would have to do. But then I remembered I had a bunch of organic discovery apples to use up as they were on…

  • Introductions . . .

    I thought I best introduce myself… My name is Angharad, I am an aspiring artisan baker who lives in South Wales. At the moment, I am a desk jockey but next year I will be able to begin living my dream of becoming an artisan baker. I will be moving up North in order to begin my studies of artisan baking. In the meantime, I shall keep the flame alive by documenting my successes, failures and discoveries in this little blog.