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…

Peanut butter sandwiches

Hello friends. Actually, “friends” is a little presumptuous. You may be a friend, but you may be a stranger on the internet and stranger danger is real. Hello readers. I was flipping through the biscuits and traybakes section of my book and spotted this little gem. Peanut butter cookies sandwiched with jam. Sounds great! And…

Giant sausage roll

As you may remember, I recently did a puff pastry bake and was left with a sheet of unused store-bought puff pastry. Obviously I needed to use it up so I flipped to the next section of the bakebook to find a savoury bake that required puff pastry. For British people, there was (unsurprisingly) no…

Morello cherry Bakewell

Another day, another bake. This time it’s one I can share with people at work. A huge sacrifice on their part, as you can imagine. This bake is in the section immediately following the cakes. What is that section, you ask? Sweet pastry and patisserie. Pay attention, already. I still have nine recipes left in…