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…

Sticky apple sponge pudding

What better way to follow up a pie-less meat pie than with some pudding? And by pudding I mean dessert. And by dessert I mean this pudding. I made it about half an hour after I finished eating the lamb, apricot and coriander stew because both my mom and I were craving something sweet. And…

Choux caramel puffs

Another day, another bake. Or more accurately: another week, another bake. I was a little apprehensive before I started this bake, if I’m honest. My experience with pastry is limited to pies. I made cheese gougères once which I think have a similar process to choux pastry, but that being said I have never made…

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…

Coffee and walnut praline cake

I didn’t bake last week. Well, I didn’t bake for this blog. I did, however, bake for an early Mother’s Day dinner, and subsequently learned the hard way why you have to put angel food cake batter in a cold oven, not a preheated oven. Instead of a light sponge, it was more of a…