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…

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…

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…

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….

Chocolate chunk bars

Hello stranger. I suppose it’s been a little while, hasn’t it? To justify my lack of blog-related baking, I do feel the need to explain that last week I did a practice run of an Earl Grey cake with vanilla buttercream for my friend’s wedding. So I have been baking. I just haven’t been baking…

Peanut butter sandwiches

Hello friends. Actually, “friends” is a little presumptuous. You may be a friend, but you may be a stranger on the internet and stranger danger is real. Hello readers. I was flipping through the biscuits and traybakes section of my book and spotted this little gem. Peanut butter cookies sandwiched with jam. Sounds great! And…

Praline biscotti

It’s time for another bake and if you’ve been paying attention, you’d notice that I’m jumping ahead a section. Now that I’ve evened out the number of remaining recipes in each of the six sections of this bakebook, I’ve been going through them in order. That particular order is as follows: biscuits and traybakes, breads,…

Double chocolate crunch cookies

Another day, another bake. Time to start at the very beginning. (I hear it’s a very good place to start.) Back to biscuits and traybakes! I went through and couldn’t decide which to do. I thought about being selfish again (like I was with the cheese, ham and chive tart) by making some crackers that…

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…

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…