Mary’s Florentines

I was just about to type, “It’s only been a month,” and then realized that’s probably an improper use of the word “only” when I “only” have nine recipes left and I’ve “only” been doing this blog for five years. I think I lost myself in that paragraph. Back to the matter at hand. I…

Mary’s Prinsesstårta

It’s Easter and I’m making fancy cake. Okay, that’s a half truth. It’s a week after Easter, but that’s when my family is getting together for dinner, so I decided to attempt a cake that’s been scaring me for a while. Mary’s Prinsesstårta: A three-layer sponge with vanilla custard, whipped cream and jam filling, covered…

Nancy’s summer pudding Alaska

Three things of note for this recipe: I only did half of it. I broke my electric mixer. I had my sister’s three children whilst baking this and their patience waiting for me to take all day to finish it was admirable. I’ve made a baked Alaska before, but I altered that recipe to make…

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…

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…