Boeuf bourguignon pie

I’m on a savoury baking roll! With no rolls in sight. More like I’ve got half a recipe of puff pastry from the tapenade twists and this recipe calls for the other half. A recipe I’ve been slightly scared of. I’ve wanted to make boeuf bourguignon ever since I watched Julie & Julia. And, as…

Tapenade twists

It’s time, guys. It’s time for the savoury bake. It’s been 8 months and 23 bakes and no savouries have been attempted. Until now. This particular recipe has been on my radar for a while. I was going to make it a month or so ago, but I could not for the life of me…

Cherry and almond Battenberg cake

I am too casual about this bake. Probably because it’s my third in four days. This is my first three-spoon recipe and I’m pretty blasé about it. I blame Mondays, amiright? Where to start. Well step one is preheating the oven and I didn’t do that. Pre-step one was gathering the ingredients which I did…

Chocolate volcanoes

Another bake? Already?! Yes, dear readers. I’m on a bit of a baking roll (except I’m not making rolls) since I just baked Friday and it’s only two days past and I’m doing another bake and this week I know I’ll be doing at least two more. Maybe it’s like how people nest to prepare…

Stuffed focaccia

It’s Friday and I have not baked at all this week. I heard about it at work. A dramatic “Did anyone bake?” was called out and I had to explain that I meant to brave a pudding but alas had no ramekins and alas the store didn’t have enough either. It was a double alas…

Lemon curd Swiss roll

Similar to the chocolate savarin, today’s recipe title isn’t limited to “lemon curd Swiss roll.” Its full title is actually “Diana’s Mum’s Sunday Tea Lemon Curd Swiss Roll,” but since that title is convoluted and just way too long (come on, Diana), I’m limiting it to the basics. My first Swiss roll. It’s apparently a…

Maple and lemon drop scones

This one-spoon recipe has been on my radar for quite some time. I purchased real maple syrup ages ago specifically to use for this. I’ve had two lemons in my fridge for about a week, just waiting to be used. And finally, I got a chance to do it. At least twice, if not thrice,…

Very quick cupcakes

This is the recipe I’ve taken the most creative license with so far, most notably my decision to omit the gluten. Let me explain. My mom had my oldest two nephews over the weekend and though they’re only tweens, they both love to be in the kitchen. One tradition my mom has when they’re over…

Snowball meringues

It’s the second day I’m staying inside to avoid snow, so I had to look through the recipe book for something I could (a) make with ingredients that are already in my house and (b) wait a few days to bring to people. And I found one! And it just so happens that they’re on-theme…

Dark chocolate and almond liqueur savarin

First up, the title of this post is a lie. There is no almond liqueur in my home, never mind in my cake. I really thought about doing this properly with alcohol, but then I thought about what kind of HR violation I would have to deal with. Do they have a “bringing boozy cake…

Poppyseed white bloomer

What’s a poppyseed white bloomer, you ask? Well it’s just the only reason I purchased poppyseeds several months ago! It’s the simplest bread recipe in the book—as far as the ingredient list goes. There’s flour, yeast, lukewarm water, sea salt and—you guessed it!—poppyseeds. It’s the recipe that I keep meaning to bake when I realize…

Cinnamon and raisin jumble loaf

I may be making a huge mistake. I have only three hours until I have a class to be at and I’m trying to squeeze in a bread recipe with two risings. This could be a mistake. It’s only an hour per rising, but considering the fact that it took me thirty minutes to get…