Runny Babbit crafts

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Aside from body confidence and all things humourous, my passions also include knitting and crafting. This is the RSS feed from my craft blog, Runny Babbit crafts, and if you click through you will see patterns I’ve developed, South African yarns that I love and just, well, general craftiness.

  • Paul Hollywood’s Earl Grey Milk Tart
    Paul Hollywood is the steely blue-eyed pastry chef of my dreams AND HE WAS IN CAPE TOWN. I am beyond devastated that I don’t live in Cape Town and never bumped into him and didn’t have the chance to awkwardly approach him (my husband, standing embarrassed behind me) and tell Paul how much I love … Continue reading Paul Hollywood’s Earl Grey Milk Tart →
  • The best Sunday lunch (and a wholewheat bread) | Baking Challenge [3] | Gallery
    But first. Doggies. They loitered and lounged while I toiled away in the kitchen. Anyway. This was my best bread yet! And a delicious Sunday lunch to pair with it: What made this bread different? I think knowing my oven made a big difference (I can’t turn the top element off – argh! So now … Continue reading The best Sunday lunch (and a wholewheat bread) | Baking Challenge [3] | Gallery →
  • White Cobb Bread | Stylishly charred | Baking Challenge [2]
    “Can she mess it up again?” I’m sure you’re eagerly asking, Week Two into my baking challenge. The enthusiastic answer is YES! [I’ve challenged myself to bake every recipe in Paul Hollywood’s Learn to Bake book – first post here.] No underbaking or power outs this time – alas, there are no excuses left at … Continue reading White Cobb Bread | Stylishly charred | Baking Challenge [2] →
  • Tiramisu marshmallows
    Let’s paint a picture: pyjama party. Hot chocolate. Hot chocolate with AMARULA. Sticky coffee sweetness melting in a pool of milky chocolate goodness. THIS IS THE MAGIC THAT IS TIRAMISU MARSHMALLOWS. I’ve been wanting to make marshmallows for about TWO YEARS and I’m so glad I gave it a bash this past weekend with a … Continue reading Tiramisu marshmallows →
  • Basic White Tin Bread | Baking Challenge [1]
    I’m basically addicted to The Great British Bake Off  and this is largely because of: my deep and passionate love for all baked things my abiding adoration for carbohydrates my never-ending devotion to puns (even the terrible, terrible puns on the show) my inappropriate crush on Paul Hollywood (his steely blue eyes, his take-no-shit attitude, … Continue reading Basic White Tin Bread | Baking Challenge [1] →
  • Sweet ‘n sour umami pickled shiitake mushrooms
    One of my husband’s pet peeves – one that gets him gnashing his teeth and rolling his eyes – is recipes on blogs with long back stories before they give you any useful, functional information. So with that in mind, I’m taking a military approach to this post. I’m going to keep it in bullet … Continue reading Sweet ‘n sour umami pickled shiitake mushrooms →
  • Matcha inspiration
    Matcha is a beautifully green powered tea traditionally served as part of the Japanese Tea Ceremony. The tea ceremony focuses on mindfulness and is beautifully described as “a choreographic ritual of preparing and serving Japanese green tea, called Matcha, together with traditional Japanese sweets to balance with the bitter taste of the tea.” However, I’m … Continue reading Matcha inspiration →
  • 21 Sewing Terms Every Beginner Should Know  |  Colette Blog
    Colette has a fantastic sewing blog, and here they shared some terminology I’ve been struggling with since I started sewing (every one just expects you to KNOW IT!) – like bias, edge stitch and notches. Click through for the full post. Source: 21 Sewing Terms Every Beginner Should Know  |  Colette Blog
  • Chipolatas, apple and butter fried sage
    This is a ridiculously easy and unbelievably delicious snack, and is pretty great with mustard. Ingredients  chipolata pork sausages (this also works with full sized pork sausages) 1 apple, sliced a handful of sage a good knob of butter 2 – 3 garlic cloves, finely chopped Method  Warm up your frying pan and melt the … Continue reading Chipolatas, apple and butter fried sage →
  • Three citrus whisky and ginger marmalade
    As you might have noticed, making preserves is something I really enjoy. So for our wedding favours, my fiance and I decided to make personal gifts that really represented us. The first of these is a truly delicious three citrus whisky and ginger marmalade – my fiance loves whisky, and I love marmalade, so it … Continue reading Three citrus whisky and ginger marmalade →
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