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…

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,…

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…

Paul’s Roquefort and walnut-filled loaf

Bread comes after biscuits and traybakes (in the bakebook), which means it’s time for a bread recipe. But which do I do? Do I do a saffron loaf or a super complicated Moroccan plaited wreath? Do I do a super simple bread or finally tackle doughnuts? Considering the fact that it’s just started to snow,…

Mary’s chocolate orange tart

I was toying with the idea of whether or not I should bake this week. Monday was out as it was the first Monday of the first full week back to work and I needed to focus on self-care. Tuesday I had plans. Wednesday my self-care turned more toward self-carelessness as I essentially didn’t move…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Raspberry and lemon cream horns

Cream horns. Everyone knows what those are, right? Wrong. I just have so many questions. Why the horn shape? Is it weird to eat? Do you eat it like an ice cream cone or like a sushi cone? Who thought of it? Especially because the shape requires a special mould. A special mould that I…