Richard’s Black Forest chocolate fondants

It’s been about a month since I last baked for this blog. Everything slows down in times of COVID, it seems. The reason I chose this bake is because cherries are finally in season! I’ve been waiting to do this one justice until I could get delicious local cherries. Before I go into the details…

Norman’s farthing biscuits

Before you ask, I don’t know who Norman is. Also I’d like to draw your attention to the “h” within the word “farthing.” Please don’t mistake these biscuits for something that they’re not. That would be a truly terrible name for a biscuit. I had measured out the dry ingredients for this particular bake probably…

Espresso crème caramel

Hello super strangers. Congratulations on reaching “super” status. You’ve gone from friends to acquaintances to strangers to super strangers all in a matter of months. I’m impressed. Of course it has nothing to do with you (no offense) and everything to do with a certain pandemic you may have heard of. The last time I…

Mary’s double chocolate mousse entremets

Hello readers. I don’t know why but my life has been very busy lately, which means baking hasn’t been a frequent occurrence. But recently I was at my mom’s and decided we both needed some chocolate in our lives. And it was also the perfect excuse to bake something that’s difficult to share: like these…

Oat and honey flapjack cookies

Hello readers. You may wonder where on earth I’ve been. Or you may be like “Ugh, her again?” If the former, thank you for your concern. If the latter, just unfollow me. The simple answer is I’ve been pretty much where I’ve always been. The complicated answer is I moved, so my kitchen was packed…

Dundee whisky cake

It’s been a little while, but it’s also been five days since I did this bake and ten days since I meant to bake this cake. Not every bake in this bakebook has a little blurb explanation about the bake, but this one does. And I shall share it with you: Not as rich or…

Malted chocolate tarts

I baked about a week ago now and had some problems with my laptop and didn’t want to blog on my phone and now here we are. Things are fixed and I can finally write about a thing I baked. I know. You’re just dying to read about it. First of all, I need to…

Rye and spelt rolls

Another day, another bake. Or like another week. Or another several weeks. When did I bake last? I honestly don’t remember. Tonight I decided to tackle a bread. I mean not literally. That would be a bizarre visit to the bakery section of my local grocery store. I may not be allowed back to my…

Golden carrot traybake

I’m writing this quite some time after having done the bake. Probably about a week later, if I’m honest. So some of the details may be a little, you know, not there. I do love a carrot cake so I was excited to try this one, especially because the icing isn’t cream cheese. It’s mascarpone….

Salmon coulibiac

Hello. In case you were worried, I’m still alive, though, admittedly, baking a little less. There was a trip and then there was some laziness and then there were some scheduling issues but tonight there’s salmon coulibiac. A phrase that I still don’t fully understand nor can I fully pronounce. If you’re a fan of…