I wrote this post in drafts at the start of the year and, typically, just as I get round to posting it, my oven breaks! We turned it on to preheat a few days ago but after a couple of minutes there was a flash of light, a loud pop and then nothing. It may be something simple to fix but to be honest, I’d be glad to see the back of this rubbish oven, so I am on the hunt for a new one… again!
I adore baking but recently I’ve become increasingly aware that I end up baking the same things over and over again. It’s getting rather dull and I’m itching to expand my repertoire and try some new things. So I have decided to make myself a list of things that I would like to try baking in 2013. I am setting myself the target of trying a couple of new recipes every month and these are a few of the things I’d like to bake:
I have tried these a couple of times before with mixed success. Sometimes the mixture has been too runny, sometimes it seems too grainy and nearly every time the colours have been dull – not at all like the pretty ones you see in the shops. 2013 will be the year I succeed with these little blighters!
I’ve never tried making croissants and automatically assume they are tricky. Well, even if they are, I am a fairly accomplished baker now so I will embrace the challenge. Watch this space for yummy breakfast treats…
Again, I’m sure it isn’t as scary to make this as I think it is. There are so many wonderful flavours and ingredients you can use in focaccia, it’s definitely something I must try.
I saw these delicious-looking pies baked on the Great British Bake Off last year and have been really keen to try making one ever since. They just look so pretty! I just need to decide which filling to try out first – I’m thinking it will involve spinach and garlic…
I bought a kransekake pan in the Lakeland sale – I do love things that are a bit different (and it was a great price too!). All I need is an opportunity to use it now, or maybe I’ll just make one for the hell of it! The dough looks like it takes a bit of time and effort but I’m sure it will be worth it.
I’m not sure if they’re worth the hassle as the process looks quite time consuming, but I think there must be an enormous satisfaction to making something like a pork pie. And surely home made will taste better than shop bought?
I think that will do for starters but perhaps I’ll be back with the next list of things to try in a couple of months – oven permitting! So, what’s on your list of things to bake this year?