The latest season of that BBC One Baking Show has ended and Selasi wasn’t crowned the winner, much to the dismay of half the UK population. The show as we know it will be no more as it up sticks to Channel 4 from next year. Goodbye Mary and the comedic duo Mel and Sue. Hello to a plethora of adverts right at the crucial moment we found out who is going home. Boo.
Alas, cake always makes things better and what better way to commiserate by getting your bake on.
I’m not the biggest chocolate cake fan, however, I have all the time in the world for Gâteau Fondant au Chocolat. I first came across it in a little pâtisserie near my dad’s apartment in Paris. It was love at first bite and is a cake I can never resist.
It is a dense gooey cake in the middle with a crispy top, perfect warm with some ice cream on top. Even better, with limited ingredients and effort, you don’t need to be Mary Berry in the kitchen.
I’ve made this cake at home numerous times and now you can too, just save me a slice!
2016 will forever be known as the year of the blog breakdown.
Thirteen years of blogging. Thirteen years of loving my blog. Thirteen years of building up the name “ananyah” and thirteen years of hard work.
In the thirteen years of blogging under “ananyah”, I’ve had some incredible ups and some not so great downs. I find myself sat at my desk, forcing myself to write. Just write anything. It doesn’t matter how good or how bad. Nothing comes out.
I’m then distracted by life. Life gets in the way. But surely my blog is an extension of my life? I go out, I explore, I attempt. I have good intentions. I say to myself that I will write about this but the words never transpire.
I want to do better. I want to be better but when you work 8 hours a day in the IT industry with 4 monitors staring at you constantly, you just want to escape. The last thing you want to do is come home at night and spend even longer in front of your computer.
I’ve taken almost three months out of blogging, a combination of needing a break, writers block and my full time job taking up a lot of my time. I needed the break to realise that I didn’t want to give up blogging. I love blogging, the opportunities that I’ve had and the people that I’ve met
& I need to find a way to battle through it all.
The time away has enabled me to figure out where to go from here and inject some new life into the blog with a new found passion for blogging all over again.
Keep an eye out over the next week for new posts because I’m back…..
Have you ever needed to take a break from your online persona? Let me know in the comments below!
I regularly have pizza cravings. I wanted pizza. I needed to have pizza. To be fair, who wouldn’t want pizza? Pizza is the greatest food group there is. So I was on a mission to feed my desire with the best pizza I could find. Not an easy task when there are only a handful of places in Glasgow that serve half decent pizza.
And then Paesano Pizza popped up in Glasgow at the tale end of 2015.