The Art of Italian Cooking

Pieathalon 2017

On July 7, 2017 by battenburgbelle

I can’t believe it’s been a year since I joined in with Yinzerella’s third annual Pieathalon. This year my challenge was to bake the Torta di Pistacchio from The Art of Italian Cooking....

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Chocolate cake

The Annual Excitement of the Horticultural Society Spring Show

On April 8, 2014 by battenburgbelle

After much planning, endless discussions and two days of non-stop baking, Jenny, Missy B and I took our efforts to the Muswell Hill and District Horticultural Society Spring Show on Saturday morning. Missy...

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A selection of day 5 delights

Sweet & dark breads, slowdoughs & sourdoughs at the Bertinet Kitchen

On March 22, 2014 by battenburgbelle

The last two days of the Bertinet Kitchen course were awesome. It’s all a bit of a blur as we packed a lot in, but I’m doing my best to remember it all....

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Focaccia

Italian breads at Bertinet

On March 20, 2014 by battenburgbelle

Yesterday was day three and we were all beginning to get a bit tired. But there’s no pussy footing around with Richard in charge, he expects us to work hard. Olive oil doughs...

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A fine array of French breads

Back at the Bertinet Kitchen – bliss!

On March 19, 2014 by battenburgbelle

After my introduction to bread making (amongst other things) in September last year, it’s rare for us not to have homemade bread at Battenburg Towers. In fact Missy B would be horrified if...

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