We’ve got MDK’s own Cristina Shiffman to thank for this one: the Netflix series Nadiya Bakes.
Coming off my recent re-watch of the first season of the Great British Baking Show, it’s perfect. Each episode is a zippy rundown, in a sunny home kitchen, of classic-with-a-twist recipes that are mouth-wateringly photographed. The host, chef and author Nadiya Hussain, gives you the recipe and her tips in a rapid-fire, sunny voiceover. She loves to bake, and her joy is infectious.
I don’t have much of a sweet tooth, but at this moment I could murder a lavender-lemon scone pizza, or a cupcake with clotted cream in the batter and melted strawberry ice cream in the icing. Don’t get me started on the savories! That’s where I could really fall down and not be able to get up. Nadiya also features guest bakers she admires, so there’s a lot in each short episode.
At this stage of winter, with spring—and vaccines—coming tantalizingly into view, this upbeat series is perfect company for a lazy afternoon of knitting. Cristina attests that the series led her to get the cookbook, which led her to do a lot of baking and enjoy the series even more.
For a sample recipe, here’s Nadiya’s take on brownies.
Sounds delicious to me.