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,…

Double chocolate crunch cookies

Another day, another bake. Time to start at the very beginning. (I hear it’s a very good place to start.) Back to biscuits and traybakes! I went through and couldn’t decide which to do. I thought about being selfish again (like I was with the cheese, ham and chive tart) by making some crackers that…

Ginger and pear pudding

Hello friends. Are you surprised to see another blog post so quickly? I know I am. I wasn’t expecting to do two posts this week, especially since I didn’t do any bakes last week. However, this week I also received a bakebook by Duchess Bake Shop, the book that I already decided would be my…

Cheese, ham and chive tart

It’s Tuesday night and I need to make a savoury bake. I mean I don’t need to make one, but if I don’t make one I’ll never make one. Most of these recipes scare me. So many variations on a meat pie. Why so many, England? I looked ahead this last weekend, trying to plan out…

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…

Fairy cakes

Fairy cakes. More commonly referred to as “cupcakes” (or so I assume). I’m not sure why they’re called “fairy cakes.” It makes them sound magical somehow or possibly like they turn on like fairy lights or even more possibly like they’re filled with dish soap. (Don’t Brits have something called Fairy Liquid? Isn’t that a…

Paul’s povitica

I know I only recently baked, but I also only recently realized that I’ve done 40 recipes in the last year of me doing this and I still have 74 to go. So I started to feel the pressure. Also I had that whole milk that I wanted to use up (remember?), so I figured…

Hot white chocolate sponge puddings

Another bake? So soon? And with so little convincing? Yes’m. ‘Twas a rainy, autumnal Sunday just one day ago when I felt my heart call out for soup and something chocolatey. I went to my mother’s house and informed her that I would be making a ginger, carrot, apple and butternut squash soup as well…