If you ever need to justify buying a sugar thermometer, this is it!
Pastries, pancakes, tart, muffins, biscuits & cookies, bread, cakes and rusks
On Valentine’s Day I put on my baking mitts and got to work. While neither Neil nor I are obsessed with the commercialised “special” day we thought it wouldn’t hurt to treat ourselves to something sweet. What I loved most about this cake was its contrast. Outside it was cracked, hard and almost crunchy and […]
Eagerly refreshing the Daring Bakers’ Challenge page every hour I let out a big sigh of relief when I saw it’s not going to be a humungous layer cake. These cakes were definitely not doing my diet any good. Having eaten authentic Lavash in Istanbul (Turkey), I was somewhat puzzled by the “cracker” part. I […]
Last month I started groaning when I read what the latest challenge was. This time my expression changed from one big frown to a slight grin with some enthusiasm. Let me explain. I’ve always steered clear of éclairs, simply because of the huge amount of whipped cream they are filled with. As you should know […]
To be honest I let out a big old groan when I read this month’s challenge for The Daring Bakers. It felt just like yesterday since I made that White Opéra Cake with Lemon Butter Cream, White Chocolate Mousse & Almonds two challenges ago. This was basically the same thing with different ingredients and still […]
For the first time I read the new recipe for the month of The Daring Bakers, I got excited. No fancy schmancy cakes with lots of layers and different fillings or bizarre frozen cheesecake lollies. No, this challenge’s end result I was actually keen to eat. Unfortunately, it had to wait a while because we […]
Brownies as they should be: moist, soft and squidgy on the inside and slightly crisp on the outside. Shop-bought and other recipes I’ve tried but these brownies are by far my favourite. This recipe is foolproof; never have I had a disaster with this one. Many would agree that chocolate is the ultimate comfort food. […]