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…

Apple treacle tart

This recipe may turn out horribly wrong. I know I say that a lot and it is rarely true, but I clearly disobeyed a direct order from Mary and Paul. Here’s what’s included in the ingredient list: 150g golden syrup (from a tin, not a squeezy bottle) Well let me tell you, I went to…

Mary’s tiramisu cake

Time for another bake! I mean, clearly. That’s kind of the point of this whole blog thing. And the point of these posts. And the title and image of this post is a bit of a dead giveaway. The point is, I’ve baked again. Or am baking. I have baked part one of this recipe…

Irish brack

It’s been a while, eh? I was on a bit of a vacation and then I was recovering from said vacation and now I’m back at it. Well, I was back at it—two days ago when I made this Irish brack—but then things got busy (or, you know, TV happened) and I didn’t get to…

Sticky honey cinnamon buns

Sticky honey cinnamon buns. Honey sticky cinnamon buns. Honey cinnamon sticky buns. Sticky cinnamon honey buns. Buns of sticky honey cinnamon goodness. Yup, that last one. That’s the right name for this bake. I knew I had to bake this week and my evenings were filling up fast, so I chose an evening when a…

Coffee and walnut praline cake

I didn’t bake last week. Well, I didn’t bake for this blog. I did, however, bake for an early Mother’s Day dinner, and subsequently learned the hard way why you have to put angel food cake batter in a cold oven, not a preheated oven. Instead of a light sponge, it was more of a…

Flourless walnut torte

Puddings and desserts. Is this a pudding or a dessert? My understanding of what constitutes a “pudding” is still sketchy. I assume it’s more of a dessert. I’m actually confused why this isn’t in the cakes section, but, as you’ll read, I have a more pressing unanswered question with this particular bake. Since this is…

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…