Plaited rich saffron loaf

I’ve been wanting to try this loaf for a while because I’ve previously made braided challah and this looked like a version of that. However, I’ve been unsure of where to find saffron. I looked in two of my local grocery stores, both the regular spice aisle and the specialty food aisle, but found nothing….

Welsh cakes

I had my niece and nephews for a few hours one afternoon and my niece, as she often does, asked if we could bake something. I told her I had a recipe we could do: Welsh cakes. She didn’t know what they were. I didn’t know what they were. So I asked her to read…

Crunchy craggy loaf

This recipe took no time at all, so this blog post might be similar. I wanted to bake a bread this week, and originally I was planning on doing a different one that looks like a challah-type loaf, but work turned out to be quite busy this week and I’m low on energy so I…

Claire’s miniature chocolate and cherry cakes

In case you’re curious, here’s a breakdown of how many recipes I have left: Biscuits and traybakes: 3 Bread: 4 Cake: 4 Sweet pastry and patisserie: 2 Savoury: 3 Puddings and desserts: 3 Throughout this baking adventure, I’ve been trying to keep them more or less even so I’m not left with, say, all savoury…

Aubergine parmigiana crumble

It’s only been a couple of days since I last boke, but I have just 20 recipes left so I feel like I can see the finish line and it’s given me hope. I may continue to blog about different recipes I try here and there, but there won’t be the same pressure (that I’ve…

Feta and spinach filo triangles

I think I got my baking groove back. Is that a thing? Maybe it’s the sunny weather flooding me with endorphins. Maybe it’s the cherry blossoms that make my heart happy every time I go for a walk. Whatever the reason, I’m glad I’m baking more. Because I need to finish this book. It’s taking…

Mary’s lemon and raspberry ├ęclairs

It’s the Saturday before Easter and it felt like a good time for an Easter-y dessert. This recipe calls for six tablespoons of lemon curd, which meant that if I made a full recipe of lemon curd (or a full recipe and a half), I could also make a lemon meringue pie. Granted, I have…

Ginger tuile sabayon baskets

I’ll start this post like I’ve started a lot of posts on this blog: It’s been a while. And I’ll be completely honest, I understand two of the four words in this recipe title. I think you can guess which two. (I hope you can guess which two.) It’s going to be a two-day bake…

Pigs in a blanket

I don’t know what it is about this phase of the pandemic, or maybe this part of 2021, but I feel like I’m baking a lot. Not that there’s anything wrong with that. I’ve been wanting to make these for a while, but as usual in these pandemic days, I haven’t wanted to make a…

Golden millefeuilles

Hello again. Since my last puff pastry endeavour, I still had half a half of puff pastry ready to be used. So last night I had the forethought to put it in the fridge in hopes of trying one of the scariest recipes in the book. I’ve seen bakers attempt this one and fail so…