Making Puff Pastry

I recently had a free weekend and the sudden urge to make pastry. For the first time. Thanks to Ottolenghi’s cookbook, I had a rough puff pastry recipe and the encouragement that it “isn’t so difficult.” (Thankfully, I hadn’t noticed the slightly less encouraging statement at the start of book: “Cakes and pastries can sometimes … Continue reading Making Puff Pastry

Adventures in Cooking: Squash and parsnip … soup?

Yesterday, I was determined to make a recipe from my new cookbook,¬†Ottolenghi: A Cookbook.¬†I’d settled on the squash/pumpkin and parsnip soup I’d seen while browsing through the book earlier. (I’d meant to bookmark about half a dozen recipes to try first, but I ended up with at least a dozen bookmarks sticking out of the … Continue reading Adventures in Cooking: Squash and parsnip … soup?