Madly in love with meringues

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If there’s one thing I’m totally and utterly guilty of, it’s that I’m absolutely crazy about meringues. I used to make them constantly, switching the flavours, adding toppings, playing around with the proportions of egg white to sugar, testing different cooking times and temperatures (total meringue nerd – I know). I think all the sugar I was consuming was playing with my mind – I was totally addicted! I managed to wean myself off the gorgeously squishy little beauties, only to be suckered back in last weekend when I made a batch to photograph – eek, what have I done!

This time I decided to sprinkle cocoa on top so I didn’t lose the definition (in the shots) of the peaks of the mixture, and boy, were they tasty. So now it seems I have the bug back. I can’t wait to open that new box of eggs waiting for me in my kitchen and get cracking! Next on my list, hazelnut topped meringues flavoured with almond – watch this space!

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Croissants for breakfast…

Croissants

Okay, I admit, it’s far too hot for my usual porridge every morning in this uncannily hot British weather, so something’s gotta give, and I’ve had to change my breakfast routine of a lifetime! :)

I decided to buy some of the softest croissants from the supermarket at the weekend and couldn’t wait to get home to shoot them. I did manage to hold off until the morning though, as the lighting is just beautiful first thing – known as the golden hour! It was quite a tricky shoot though, not because the conditions weren’t right, or the angle was difficult to master, it was the subject matter – OHHH my, I salivated furiously throughout the ENTIRE shoot! I must make a mental note next time to buy extras so I can sample and scoff as I shoot – although I’ll probably end up eating twice as many, eeek! ;)

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Breakfast  In wrapper

Okay, here goes – here’s my first blog/photo post – hope you like! :)

There’s nothing quite like a fresh baked loaf of bread to get your taste buds working overtime! I saw/smelt this bread in my local M&S and had to buy it – it was still warm and I just can’t resist buying a loaf just out of the oven! I loved the floury pattern on the top and thought it would look great with some low-key lighting so I got my new Canon 6D out to take some shots. I’ve only had this camera for a few weeks now and I’m still getting used to it (I upgraded from the Canon 500D) but I’m finding the picture quality amazing! I must shoot bread more often – this was awesome toasted and smothered in butter!!!