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…

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…

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…

Aubergine parmigiana crumble

It’s only been a couple of days since I last boke, but I have just 20 recipes left so I feel like I can see the finish line and it’s given me hope. I may continue to blog about different recipes I try here and there, but there won’t be the same pressure (that I’ve…

Feta and spinach filo triangles

I think I got my baking groove back. Is that a thing? Maybe it’s the sunny weather flooding me with endorphins. Maybe it’s the cherry blossoms that make my heart happy every time I go for a walk. Whatever the reason, I’m glad I’m baking more. Because I need to finish this book. It’s taking…

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…

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…

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…