The perfect soft white sandwich bread

Hello? Is anybody there? Does anybody still care that I’m baking? Do I? A valid question since it’s been, oh, one month less two days since my last baking endeavour out of this book. I specify “out of this book” because I did do some extra baking that wasn’t in this book around Christmas. But those didn’t…

Scones

To be frank with you, dear reader, this post is being written, *checks non-existent watch*, three days after I made it. So I’m relying on my short-term memory right now. Good thing I’m not Dory. Three days ago, I made scones. They were pretty good! The end. Just kidding, just kidding. Three days ago, my…

Swedish cardamom almond cake

So here’s the thing: I don’t have milk. I don’t really ever have milk. This recipe might get, what’s the word, iffy. But I have a plan! It may be a bad plan, but a plan it is. But, dear friend, I’m going to create suspense by not telling you now what the plan is….

Pizzette

This is the first recipe I have taken major creative licence with. I’d just like to be upfront about that. Paul and Mary wanted me to make 25 mini pizzas with onion and blue cheese. I made 24 mini pizzas, 18 of which are tarte flambée, six of which are enchilada-sauced. Like I said, I…

Double ginger crackles

I have to admit something: I Google-imaged this recipe. It really bothers me when recipes don’t have photos. I just need to know what I’m working toward. Sadly not every recipe in this recipe book has photos and this is one of those unfortunate recipes. I mean maybe it’s not unfortunate, maybe they’re delicious. (I’m…

Digestives

Kind of an odd thing to call a biscuit, no? I think of “digestives” and I think of the cookies your mom used to buy you when you weren’t feeling well. Or maybe I’m getting them confused with saltines. But digestives were never the “treat” cookie. Digestives were a very poor man’s chocolate chip cookie….

Classic chocolate fudge sandwich cake

I’ve received critical feedback about this blog. My family thinks I need to share more of how the bake actually tastes at the end. To give you an idea of how the last bake fared, let me just say I had to protect the last few slices from my co-workers so my non-work friend could…

Chocolate fudge tart

I am fairly certain I skipped a week. The last time I baked was last last Sunday, so yeah, I’ve skipped a week. But to justify myself, I did bake four things on that Sunday: cheat’s sourdough, two pumpkin pies and a chocolate trifle, so I don’t feel overly bad for taking a break. Tonight’s…

Cheat’s sourdough

I was looking at my list of easy recipes and thinking about how I made the banana bread half asleep and still caught a mistake and realized I needed a bit more of a challenge. Originally I got my two oldest nephews to flip through the book and find me a two-spoon recipe and they…

Banana bread

It’s baking time. Even though I was almost asleep on my couch when I finally got around to standing up and starting this recipe. This whole baking blog thing takes self-discipline, something I have very little of, so there may be nights like this where it’s after 8 o’clock (sans chocolate) and I force myself…

Lemon biscotti

It’s that time again! The time of week that I’m still nervous about: baking time. I went through the bakebook again and made a list of all the recipes that have one wooden spoon. In case you have no idea what that means, each recipe is marked with either one wooden spoon (easy), two wooden…

Chocolate fudge brownies

The big question: how will I bake my way through this bakebook? (I assume a baking cookbook is called a bakebook and if it’s not, it should be.) I was going to jump around to different categories. Biscuits and traybakes last time. Breads this time. Sweet pastry and patisserie next time. But then I looked…