Posts Tagged ‘Baking’

Peach, raspberry and hazelnut friands

IMG_5833-001The type of delicate cakes that women more elegant than me nibble with a cup of earl grey. Or the type of moreish little muffins that I will eat in twos, only stopping myself because I can’t be bothered to get more from the kitchen.

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Cookbook Crusade: a spring update

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I’m keeping a New Year’s Resolution! This never happens to me, or anyone? I’ve been keeping up my resolve to use my cookbooks more, and since January I’ve cooked a recipe a week from a cookbook I own. There have been a couple of weeks where I missed out but I’m glad to say I’ve kept going, and more importantly, enjoyed the cookbook crusade. (more…)

Blueberry, almond and cardamom cake

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This is a good spring or summertime cake. The kind you whip up for an afternoon tea or to enjoy after a barbecue, eaten al fresco with cups of tea. It’s the kind of cake I’ll always order if I see it at a tearoom or cafe – lots of fruit, crisp almonds and a little spice to make it interesting. (more…)

Rhubarb crumble muffins

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Some of the best cakes are those that bridge the gap between dessert and cake – chocolate cakes are often best at this (served warm with a scoop of ice cream) or ginger cake with a drizzle of caramel sauce. Crumble cakes are absolutely excellent with a pool of vanilla custard, and none more so than a rhubarb cake.  (more…)

Rye chocolate brownies

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Something needs to be done about the amount of brownie recipes I’ve published and the amount of brownies I bake. It is out of control. But this one is worth writing about, promise.

There’s something about brownies that makes me want to keep finding newer, better recipes and different ways of flavouring them. They’re one of the most satisfying baked goods – they’re easy to make and fancy enough to be a wonderful dessert but down to earth enough for a little something in the afternoon with a cup of tea. (more…)

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