All posts filed under: Bread

Win a ticket to Bake With Maria’s ‘An Evening With Rye’!

As you may have read, I recently spent a lovely evening at Bake With Maria learning about chocolate, and making some fabulous truffles. In case you didn’t know, this week is ‘Real Bread Week’ and I have a fantastic competition for one lucky reader to win a ticket to Bake With Maria’s ‘An Evening With Rye’ Class in London on Thursday 21st May. During the class, you will learn three rye recipes under the tuition of native Dane (and incredibly lovely lady), Maria Mayerhofer. Maria will guide you through the making of a fig and fennel rye loaf, rye crisp breads and her fast becoming famous, ‘overnight rye buns’. You will get to take everything you make (along with your skills) home. You will also get a chance to taste a rye infused Akvavit made by Kell Skott, the owner of Snaps & Rye, where the event is being hosted. To win, simply re-tweet this tweet and follow both @meganrex and @bakewithmaria. Terms & Conditions The event is being held at Snaps & Rye, 93 Golborne Road, London, W10 5NL It is a 3 hour class, starting …

Baking Focaccia with Cypriot ΟΣΟ Olive Oil

A couple of weeks ago, a London-based company called P S Lambis started following me on Twitter. The name caught my attention, clearly looking very Cypriot, having grown up in Cyprus myself. The second I visited their website, I was in love with their products and everything their business stood for. Landing on the homepage, with a looped video of a Cypriot hillside landscape, I was transported back home. P S Lambis was set up by the Lambis family in memory of their father, Pambos, and the company produces olive oil, honey and coffee, (all made in Cyprus) under the brand ‘ΟΣΟ’ (OSO). In Greek this means ‘as long’ or ‘as much’. All of these products played a key role in the life of Pambos Lambis. The company’s website has a ‘stories’ section written in a script form, re-enacting moments of his life that explain why these food items were so important to him.  ‘The Journey‘ especially brought a tear to my eye. I related to this through my own family’s comings and goings from Cyprus, …