Posts Tagged ‘baking’

Sharing My World 2016 Week 41 and dralibread!

October 16, 2016 32 comments

Here is my post for Cee’s Share Your World.


Do you believe in love at first sight?
Nope. I don’t see how that can really exist. Doesn’t that mean you’re falling in love with the way someone looks, pretty much? That’s lust at first sight.

Your first car?
It was a 1985 Ford Fiesta, in a very light blue, almost grey colour. It served me well(ish) for six or seven years, at which point it went into the crusher 🙂

Who taught you to ride a bike? How did it go?
My dad, I guess. I don’t know how it went the first time, but I had stabilisers so I wouldn’t have fallen off. I can’t remember much in detail from so long ago!

Ugly and rich or beautiful and poor?
Somewhere in the middle. That way I can slip around without drawing undue attention. Okay, rich. No, wait, beautiful. Rich. I can’t decide.

What was the first dish you could cook?
I suppose it was a fry up, at least that’s the first thing I can remember. I had to learn how to do it for my “Home Help” badge in the Cub Scouts. Does throwing stuff in a frying pan and waiting until it’s done really count as cooking?

On a “cooking” note I baked my first bread last week. The cheese and herbs on the top got a little “browned”, but otherwise, it had a nice crust and was very soft on the inside. Tasty dralibread 🙂




Draliman’s First Bake Extravaganza!

July 2, 2016 71 comments

Yes, you heard it correctly. I’ve done some baking! If you discount helping my mum as a toddler or cooking stuff in Home Economics at school, my first baking ever!

I am also tentatively linking this post to Maria and Rosema’s Word-High July for yesterday. The Filipino word was “kilig” meaning “butterflies in one’s stomach”, as I had butterflies in my stomach over the outcome of my baking!

I decided to make a Victoria Sponge, so I found a recipe on the BBC website from none other than Mary Berry.

I toddled off down the shops and got the ingredients, cake tins, mixing bowl, a cooling rack and so on. What I didn’t get was an electric mixer so I used a wooden spoon (old school!) and also I didn’t have any way to actually measure ingredients 😦

So “225g of self-raising flour” turned into “that’s about 1/6 of the bag, so that’s about down to the top of the logo on the packet – bung it in!”

Here is the finished creation. After I ate a huge slice.


It’s very tasty! I gave some to my friends and they were very impressed by how light the sponge was.

So, I am classifying my first ever baking attempt as a success! I will be buying kitchen scales and an electric mixer, though 🙂

Pizza by Draliman!

December 14, 2015 49 comments

I mentioned in a post last week that I was going to try making my own pizza. And I did! Here’s how it all began.

Evil Dr. Zog's hidden volcano lair.

Evil Dr. Zog’s hidden volcano lair


I carefully mixed the flour into the water/yeast/sugar. They don’t tell you that when you do that, the water starts leaking out. And it’s gross. And no matter how much flour you put on your hands, the dough still sticks to you.

That done, it’s time to chop basil for the sauce while waiting for the dough to rise and go springy or whatever.

At last I get to use my big death knife

At last I get to use my big death knife


Fingers still miraculously intact, I check the dough. It has risen, hooray!

Risen and springy and whatnot

Risen and springy and whatnot


Open the fridge – what to put on it? Everything!

Pile it on!

Pile it on!


Into the oven and – ta-da!




My first baking since Home Economics at school, early 1980s. Very tasty!

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