Seeded Bread

I love seeded bread. I have it toasted for breakfast, I have my sandwich with seeded bread, and if I want a treat I will have some Nutella on it. So as you can see I am a HUGE sucker for seeded bread. I love it!
So as I eat it so often I thought I would make it.
I have made bread lots of times before bimageut never seeded bread which is weird as most of are shopping bill is spent on bread.
This was a fun bake as I got to kneed (which I love to do).
This bake came out very nicely although it took a bit longer to bake as my tin was a bit deeper than the recipe said. So to stop it from burning whilst it was having its extra time in the oven I turned the oven down and let it bake for a further 10 – 15 minutes.
It is so nice and I would like to make it again!

Lemon Meringue Pie

So this week I was watching Mary Berry’s absolute Favourites and she made a lemon meringue pie which I thought sounded lovely and so decided to make it my bake of the week.  I think normally lemon meringue pies have a pastry base but Mary’s recipe has a butter biscuit base.

My pie dish was a bit bigger than the recipe stated and to compensate I doubled up the recipe unfortunately this didn’t really work well as I ended up with too much biscuit base and too much meringue and not enough lemon mixture.  The meringue though was lovely and crispy and next time I will try it with a pastry base.

If you haven’t spotted it yet, Abergavenny Food Festival have released their full festival line up and I am doing The Great Welsh Bake off with 2013’s Great British Bake Off’s winner Frances Quinn which is really exciting – for more information go to www.abergavennyfoodfestival.com/market/chefdemonstrations

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