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…

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…

Plum muffins

On June 30, I made Richard’s Black Forest chocolate fondants. And she never baked again. Just kidding. Kind of. I gave up sugar, again, mid-July and the last time I gave up sugar, I started this blog and would occasionally partake but dump the majority of my baking at a communal place in my workplace…

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…

Mary’s Dobos torte

Another day, another baking opportunity. Or so I thought. I’m in the cakes section of this bakebook and I thought I’d tackle a scary one. The Dobos torte. Whatever that is. It involves 12 layers of two different sizes of sponge creating two tiers, plus caramel decorations. (I later learned that Dobos torte is a…

Victoria sandwich cake

I’ve had my eye on this cake for a while. As a fan of British pop culture, the Victoria sponge seems to be a major component in bake sales. Side question, do bake sales really happen that often in England? Or is it only in the world of Great British Bake Off and mid-20th century…

Gluten-free orange cake

It’s cake time! Or cake day. Actually two days ago was cake day. Although two days ago I baked the cake, one day ago I ate the cake and today I’m also eating the cake because there were three slices left. You’ll find out why later. For now, I’ll take up the next several minutes…

Mary’s cherry cake

I guess the same way Paul is king of the breads, Mary seems to be queen of the cakes. I know it’s been a few weeks since I last baked-and-blogged, but it’s actually only been two days since my last bake (snickerdoodles) and five days since my second-to-last bake (sourdough). I just haven’t talked about…

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…

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…