Mary’s Dobos torte

Another day, another baking opportunity. Or so I thought. I’m in the cakes section of this bakebook and I thought I’d tackle a scary one. The Dobos torte. Whatever that is. It involves 12 layers of two different sizes of sponge creating two tiers, plus caramel decorations. (I later learned that Dobos torte is a…

Multigrain loaf

I know what you’re thinking. “Does this lady bake anymore?” Yes this lady does bake. However, she doesn’t exclusively bake from the bakebook. She also bakes for her friend’s wedding. Congratulations, friends! The bride requested an Earl Grey cake with vanilla buttercream and I am pleased to tell you it worked out! I mean I…

Chocolate chunk bars

Hello stranger. I suppose it’s been a little while, hasn’t it? To justify my lack of blog-related baking, I do feel the need to explain that last week I did a practice run of an Earl Grey cake with vanilla buttercream for my friend’s wedding. So I have been baking. I just haven’t been baking…

Marbled mocha cheesecake

If you’ve been keeping track like an avid fan (or a stalker), you’ll know that in my last round of one-recipe-per-category, I skipped puddings and desserts. So I needed to double-up. The last one I made was shared with two people, but I’ve had my eye on this cheesecake recipe for a while. Especially after…

Sticky apple sponge pudding

What better way to follow up a pie-less meat pie than with some pudding? And by pudding I mean dessert. And by dessert I mean this pudding. I made it about half an hour after I finished eating the lamb, apricot and coriander stew because both my mom and I were craving something sweet. And…

Lamb, apricot, coriander and green chilli pie

Minus the green chilli. But I’m getting ahead of myself. I’m in the savoury section again and, to be perfectly honest, I’m dreading most of these recipes. Why do Brits love pastry and meat so much? They’re obsessed and, as nice and comforting as it may be on the occasional cold winter evening, for the…

Somerset apple tart

I have to be completely honest with you, dear readers. This post is being written nearly a full week after the bake was done. It may be brief this time. And the details may be glossed over. Really, I hate to say it, but this process of baking and then blogging is becoming tedious. But…

Victoria sandwich cake

I’ve had my eye on this cake for a while. As a fan of British pop culture, the Victoria sponge seems to be a major component in bake sales. Side question, do bake sales really happen that often in England? Or is it only in the world of Great British Bake Off and mid-20th century…

Hot cross bun loaf

The day was Easter Monday and my bakebook was itching to be opened. I had been waiting to do this bread bake until Good Friday, but since my family got together on Good Friday, the days prior were filled with prep work for two lemon meringue pies: one regular (filled with dairy and sugar) and…