Hazelnut and summer berry roulade

Sounds fancy, doesn’t it? It looks pretty fancy, too. It’s been a while since I’ve done a bake-and-blog. To be honest, I feel a little uninspired. I feel like I’ve been doing this for years and I still have 37 recipes left, after this one. Why did I pick such a big book of Great…

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…

Hot cross bun loaf

The day was Easter Monday and my bakebook was itching to be opened. I had been waiting to do this bread bake until Good Friday, but since my family got together on Good Friday, the days prior were filled with prep work for two lemon meringue pies: one regular (filled with dairy and sugar) and…

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…

Morello cherry Bakewell

Another day, another bake. This time it’s one I can share with people at work. A huge sacrifice on their part, as you can imagine. This bake is in the section immediately following the cakes. What is that section, you ask? Sweet pastry and patisserie. Pay attention, already. I still have nine recipes left in…

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…

Fig and toasted hazelnut wholemeal bread

Quite the name of today’s bake, eh? It makes it seem really complicated, but a quick read-through doesn’t scare me, so it must be okay. As I mentioned last week, I purchased hazelnuts for the first time, and I purposefully purchased (say that ten times fast) extra hazelnuts for this bake. There’s a second ingredient…

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…