Mary’s Florentines

I was just about to type, “It’s only been a month,” and then realized that’s probably an improper use of the word “only” when I “only” have nine recipes left and I’ve “only” been doing this blog for five years. I think I lost myself in that paragraph. Back to the matter at hand. I…

Mary’s Prinsesst√•rta

It’s Easter and I’m making fancy cake. Okay, that’s a half truth. It’s a week after Easter, but that’s when my family is getting together for dinner, so I decided to attempt a cake that’s been scaring me for a while. Mary’s Prinsesst√•rta: A three-layer sponge with vanilla custard, whipped cream and jam filling, covered…

Chetna’s crispy lentil kachori

Another day, another bake. Since the start of the long weekend, I’ve been flipping back and forth between my remaining 11 recipes to see how I could take advantage of being off work. I couldn’t decide, though, so on Saturday I chose instead to make this recipe for Ted Lasso’s special biscuits: And then on…

Iain’s Moroccan plait with bessara dip

I’m down to my last twelve recipes. That’s two per category. Instead of opting for an easy one, I decided to take advantage of a wide open day off and go for one that has been scaring me for five years. I braved Superstore on a Sunday afternoon, picked up some of the more unique…

Nancy’s summer pudding Alaska

Three things of note for this recipe: I only did half of it. I broke my electric mixer. I had my sister’s three children whilst baking this and their patience waiting for me to take all day to finish it was admirable. I’ve made a baked Alaska before, but I altered that recipe to make…

Game, port and redcurrant charlotte

Forgive me readers. It has been exactly seven months since I last baked-and-blogged. That is a long time. Possibly the longest stretch yet. In my defense, we’re still in a pandemic so sharing food I bake is difficult. I moved several months ago. And I also got a new roommate who takes up a lot…

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…