Paul’s blackcurrant and liquorice Swiss roll

Hello strangers. I realized today that it has been two months since my last bake. (I sound like I’m in confession. Forgive me readers. It’s been two months since my last bake.) I’m not sure why I haven’t been baking. I could blame the heat wave, but that was just one week. Also I live…

Plaited rich saffron loaf

I’ve been wanting to try this loaf for a while because I’ve previously made braided challah and this looked like a version of that. However, I’ve been unsure of where to find saffron. I looked in two of my local grocery stores, both the regular spice aisle and the specialty food aisle, but found nothing….

Welsh cakes

I had my niece and nephews for a few hours one afternoon and my niece, as she often does, asked if we could bake something. I told her I had a recipe we could do: Welsh cakes. She didn’t know what they were. I didn’t know what they were. So I asked her to read…

Crunchy craggy loaf

This recipe took no time at all, so this blog post might be similar. I wanted to bake a bread this week, and originally I was planning on doing a different one that looks like a challah-type loaf, but work turned out to be quite busy this week and I’m low on energy so I…

Claire’s miniature chocolate and cherry cakes

In case you’re curious, here’s a breakdown of how many recipes I have left: Biscuits and traybakes: 3 Bread: 4 Cake: 4 Sweet pastry and patisserie: 2 Savoury: 3 Puddings and desserts: 3 Throughout this baking adventure, I’ve been trying to keep them more or less even so I’m not left with, say, all savoury…

Aubergine parmigiana crumble

It’s only been a couple of days since I last boke, but I have just 20 recipes left so I feel like I can see the finish line and it’s given me hope. I may continue to blog about different recipes I try here and there, but there won’t be the same pressure (that I’ve…

Feta and spinach filo triangles

I think I got my baking groove back. Is that a thing? Maybe it’s the sunny weather flooding me with endorphins. Maybe it’s the cherry blossoms that make my heart happy every time I go for a walk. Whatever the reason, I’m glad I’m baking more. Because I need to finish this book. It’s taking…

Mary’s lemon and raspberry ├ęclairs

It’s the Saturday before Easter and it felt like a good time for an Easter-y dessert. This recipe calls for six tablespoons of lemon curd, which meant that if I made a full recipe of lemon curd (or a full recipe and a half), I could also make a lemon meringue pie. Granted, I have…

Ginger tuile sabayon baskets

I’ll start this post like I’ve started a lot of posts on this blog: It’s been a while. And I’ll be completely honest, I understand two of the four words in this recipe title. I think you can guess which two. (I hope you can guess which two.) It’s going to be a two-day bake…

Pigs in a blanket

I don’t know what it is about this phase of the pandemic, or maybe this part of 2021, but I feel like I’m baking a lot. Not that there’s anything wrong with that. I’ve been wanting to make these for a while, but as usual in these pandemic days, I haven’t wanted to make a…