Monday, 15 November 2010


I went up to Derby last week to catch up with some friends and family and couldn't resist stopping off in Bakewell while i was close by. It's a lovely little town and it's almost reassuring to know that you're never far away from a Bakewell tart or pudding!

It was a pretty chilly day (even the ducks didn't much fancy the water) so i got lunch in the tearoom above The Old Original Bakewell Pudding Shop which my mum assured me was the proper original one! Lovely grub in a lovely building and, of course, i didn't leave without taking a couple of Bakewell puddings home. I'll hopefully get out the the derbyshire area for a little break at some point, it's such a lovely place that i've never really investigated.

Saturday, 6 November 2010


I made the pumpkin ravioli i've wanted to do for tea tonight and, overall, i think it was fairly successful. I had slight issues with the pasta machine in that some of the dough keep getting brought all the way around the rollers and jamming it up (not really sure why, maybe wet dough?) but i got there in the end.

For the filling i just mixed together some cooked pumpkin, ricotta, nutmeg, parmesan, salt and pepper. I think it was the right balance of not too wet/not too dry plus it cooked well with no splitting of the ravioli parcels. On the whole very yummy, especially with a little drizzle of goat's cheese sauce.