Proving and Procrastination

There is nothing worse then waking up with no money and no food in the house. Being brought up by chefs I’ve often been able to scrape up a meal from nothing, and this recipe is no different.

This cinnamon cookie recipe was created from the bare basics in my cupboard and decorated with  a lemon drizzle and a little honey as it was what was in my kitchen.

Its a recipe that is easy to mould to what you have in the bare cupboards as long as the butter and sugar is in ratio and you have enough flour to form a dough. Enjoy my recipe, i hope it cheers you up as much as it cheered me up when i was desperately looking for some tasty treats.


Easy White Loaf:


  • 500g plain flour
  • 7g of dried yeast
  • 1tsp salt
  • 350ml lukewarm water


1. Measure 500g of plain flour into a bowl. Add yeast and salt before making a small well in the middle. Pour warm water bit by bit into the well use your fingers or a wooden spoon to mix the flour and water together until combined to a slightly wet, pillowy, workable dough.

2. Knead for at least 10 mins before placing into a clean oiled bowl, covering with a towel and leaving to rise until doubled in size.

3. Heat oven to 220C/fan 200C/gas 7. Knock back dough by tipping onto floured surface. Shape into round before covering with tea towel and prove for 30mins. Dust the loaf with flour and slash with sharp knife.

4. Bake the bread for 15 mins, then reduce the heat to 190C/fan 170C/gas 5 and continue to bake for 30 mins until the loaf sounds hollow when removed from the tin and tapped on the base. Leave on rack to cool completely.



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