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…

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…

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…

Cherry and almond Battenberg cake

I am too casual about this bake. Probably because it’s my third in four days. This is my first three-spoon recipe and I’m pretty blasé about it. I blame Mondays, amiright? Where to start. Well step one is preheating the oven and I didn’t do that. Pre-step one was gathering the ingredients which I did…

Stuffed focaccia

It’s Friday and I have not baked at all this week. I heard about it at work. A dramatic “Did anyone bake?” was called out and I had to explain that I meant to brave a pudding but alas had no ramekins and alas the store didn’t have enough either. It was a double alas…

Dark chocolate and almond liqueur savarin

First up, the title of this post is a lie. There is no almond liqueur in my home, never mind in my cake. I really thought about doing this properly with alcohol, but then I thought about what kind of HR violation I would have to deal with. Do they have a “bringing boozy cake…

Poppyseed white bloomer

What’s a poppyseed white bloomer, you ask? Well it’s just the only reason I purchased poppyseeds several months ago! It’s the simplest bread recipe in the book—as far as the ingredient list goes. There’s flour, yeast, lukewarm water, sea salt and—you guessed it!—poppyseeds. It’s the recipe that I keep meaning to bake when I realize…