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…

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…

Oat and honey flapjack cookies

Hello readers. You may wonder where on earth I’ve been. Or you may be like “Ugh, her again?” If the former, thank you for your concern. If the latter, just unfollow me. The simple answer is I’ve been pretty much where I’ve always been. The complicated answer is I moved, so my kitchen was packed…

Malted chocolate tarts

I baked about a week ago now and had some problems with my laptop and didn’t want to blog on my phone and now here we are. Things are fixed and I can finally write about a thing I baked. I know. You’re just dying to read about it. First of all, I need to…

Rye and spelt rolls

Another day, another bake. Or like another week. Or another several weeks. When did I bake last? I honestly don’t remember. Tonight I decided to tackle a bread. I mean not literally. That would be a bizarre visit to the bakery section of my local grocery store. I may not be allowed back to my…

Multigrain loaf

I know what you’re thinking. “Does this lady bake anymore?” Yes this lady does bake. However, she doesn’t exclusively bake from the bakebook. She also bakes for her friend’s wedding. Congratulations, friends! The bride requested an Earl Grey cake with vanilla buttercream and I am pleased to tell you it worked out! I mean I…

Mary’s Neapolitan baked Alaska

‘Twas the weekend and I was visiting my mom’s and thought, This is the perfect opportunity to do a pudding. Not a North American pudding. A British pudding. A dessert. As previously discussed, puddings and desserts are trickier to bring to work so I decided to leave this section to smaller groups of friends and…

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…

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,…

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…