Next week marks my three year bloggerversary - I can't believe it's been three years! Wow. It’s been an amazing time - so much has happened, so much I never even dreamed possible, and throughout all of it, there’s been one constant: you! My readers. I’m so very grateful to everyone that reads this blog, for all your comments, emails and all the great support you have shown throughout. It really means so much to me, so here’s to many more years - it feels like it’s only the beginning...
I know I’ve not been posting as regularly as I’d (you’d) like, but due to work commitments and client shoots, it just hasn’t been possible. I also realize that excuse is just not good enough, so I’ve decided to make more of a commitment to this blog and post more often. I think a lot about this blog and ways in which I can improve it and make it better and more useful for you.
So I’ve been meaning to ask: what would you like to see more/less of on this blog?
Now, I know it’s spring, and many of you might have been expecting a super bright and colourful post, but if you saw the weather outside, you’d never be able to tell it was spring - it’s been so cold, grey and rainy every day for the past two weeks - if it weren’t for the cherry blossoms still in full bloom, you’d think it was the middle of winter.
I thought it was a very good reason for making churros - warm and comforting, with the silkiest, smoothest chocolate sauce - perfect on a cold and rainy day. And of course, if you haven’t been able to tell by now, my photography always tends to reflect both my mood and the weather outside - I just can’t help it! So, thanks to the great reaction I received from all of you on my last post, I’ve decided to go dark again with these images. It's so different from anything I've done before and I'm just having too much fun playing with light and shadows.
Plus, the one thing I’ve always wanted to bake and shoot since my very first post on this blog was churros, but I just never got around to it. So I thought my bloggerversary was the perfect opportunity to do so.
Anyone that knows me knows that I’m a little obsessed with churros (and chocolate!), and I just can’t seem to find them in many places around London, and when I do, they’re usually not always that great. Very rarely will I find somewhere that makes churros really well, and that’s usually in authentic Spanish restaurants or food festivals.
Having said that, nothing beats homemade.
I’d been searching for a really good recipe for a while now, trying out quite a few that I came across here and there, but they’ve never been that good, until I stumbled upon this recipe from Delicious magazine - I tried it out a few times, and the results were great. But me being me, of course I had to make some slight alterations to it - super crispy on the outside, light and fluffy on the inside, with just the right amount of cinnamon sugar (with vanilla seeds!), and a perfectly smooth & silky chocolate dipping sauce.
When something’s this good, it’s only fair to share.
Hope you like these as much as I do - happy weekend and happy baking!