Mary’s chocolate orange tart

I was toying with the idea of whether or not I should bake this week. Monday was out as it was the first Monday of the first full week back to work and I needed to focus on self-care. Tuesday I had plans. Wednesday my self-care turned more toward self-carelessness as I essentially didn’t move…

Emergency Christmas cake

Merry Christmas, everyone! Oh wait, are you telling me it’s not Christmas and it’s in fact a new year? Yes, you are right. However, this recipe needs to be made around Christmas. It would be super weird if I made this in July. However however, I have been drowning in baking for the last several…

Grasmere ginger shortbread

‘Tis the season … for ginger-based baking. Summer doesn’t seem quite right to be infusing baking with ground ginger, fresh ginger and/or stem ginger. Spring, too, seems like an odd time of year for such flavours. But fall and winter are where ginger is king (or queen). This is especially true when you haven’t baked…

Sticky gingerbread

It’s time to bake again and this time it’s time to bake for my coworkers … time. I just said “time” a lot in that first sentence and thought I’d make a point of it by saying it again at the end. And now I’m making a further point of it by explaining that, which…

Little orange soufflé puds

I swear I used to be good at math. I may have said this before, but it’s true. I was, like, really good, you guys. If I had more discipline, I may have even gone into a STEM field, but alas, I’m lazy and really good at BSing my way through papers, so I went…

Roast vegetable and goat’s cheese torte

What am I making? I mean the photo looks delicious, but I’m so confused about most of the savoury recipes. Tortes are usually sweet and yet, there’s this oddity. I mean don’t get me wrong, it looks tasty. Roasted veggies are wonderful and goat’s cheese is my jam, so combining that with crepes seems like…

Bitter chocolate and stem ginger puds

“Puds.” Is that like an adorable pet name for “puddings”? I mean I assume so. It’s hard to know how to pronounce it. It’s like vase or scone or apricot. Puhds or poods? However you pronounce this term of endearment, I’ve decided to make them for my mom’s birthday since she loves both ginger and…

Mary’s mini coffee and walnut cakes

So I have to be honest with you folks. I know I could very well take a break because I just baked two bakes this last weekend, but I also just watched Julia & Julia and Julie Powell did 524 recipes in 365 days. Meanwhile, it’s been over a year, and I haven’t even reached…

Cheddar and mustard loaf

As you may recall if you just read my chocolate pecan macaron post, my friend and I had plans to watch a movie set in France while eating French food. The macarons were a complement to that idea. This loaf was the core of that idea. When we’ve made French food before, we’ve almost always…

Chocolate pecan macarons

Well hello stranger! It’s been a while, eh? Three weeks, to be exact. Three weeks since I’ve last spoken to you (technically written, not spoken), but not three weeks since I’ve baked. Three weeks ago, I made hideous but tasty fairy cakes topped with chocolate buttercream. Two weeks ago, I made pesto twists (my own…