Paul’s povitica

I know I only recently baked, but I also only recently realized that I’ve done 40 recipes in the last year of me doing this and I still have 74 to go. So I started to feel the pressure. Also I had that whole milk that I wanted to use up (remember?), so I figured…

Hot white chocolate sponge puddings

Another bake? So soon? And with so little convincing? Yes’m. ‘Twas a rainy, autumnal Sunday just one day ago when I felt my heart call out for soup and something chocolatey. I went to my mother’s house and informed her that I would be making a ginger, carrot, apple and butternut squash soup as well…

Apricot custard tart

I’ve had my eye on this recipe for a little while. It seemed like one that I should try to do in the summer, and even though it’s September, I thought it still counted as summer. That is until I went shopping for apricots and found zero. Unfortunately my zero apricot result was after purchasing…

Paul’s savoury biscuits

I couldn’t decide what to bake tonight. I had plans to make a tropical tart or some kind of custard apricot creation, but then I realized most of my co-workers aren’t in the office and most of the tart would go untouched. (Or I’d eat too much of it.) Then I thought about making cake,…

Paul’s chocolate and cherry loaf

I started this bake assuming this post would end up being as boring as the scones. The recipe is short, the dough apparently comes together quickly and, with only a couple of rising times, a loaf happens. Well, that assumption was terribly, terribly wrong. This turned out to be the grossest bake yet. But I’m…

Summer four-berry pie

To bake or not to bake. That seems to be the ultimate question, especially after your first day back at work post-vacation and tired from the three store stops you had to make on the drive home in 34 degree heat. Are you annoyed by my complaining yet? I know I am. So I’ll switch…

Paul’s ciabatta

It’s a Sunday afternoon as I write this and Google tells me it’s nearly 30 degrees Celsius. I, however, live in a basement suite that’s air-conditioned so while most people are sitting in front of fans, I am putting on full-length pants and possibly hiding in a blanket when it gets especially chilly. I understand…

Raspberry and lemon cream horns

Cream horns. Everyone knows what those are, right? Wrong. I just have so many questions. Why the horn shape? Is it weird to eat? Do you eat it like an ice cream cone or like a sushi cone? Who thought of it? Especially because the shape requires a special mould. A special mould that I…

Blueberry and lemon bread pudding

Bread pudding. Is there anything more British? Probably, yeah. But it’s still quite British and, to someone who’s never had it before, quite confusing. You take stale bread and soak it in an eggy milky mixture and then cook it? Actually, sorry, I just described French toast. Bread pudding—is there anything more French? Now, in…

Summer berry and nut cake

This weekend I purchased fresh local berries from an insanely popular berry farm that had cars lined up down the driveway and onto the street. Somehow, magically, the checkout line was short so I was able to park in the drop-off area and run in. Local berry farms are insane places to go in the…