Category Archives: Baking

Not So Traditional Christmas Dundee Cake

Hands up, I don’t like Christmas Cake. I don’t apologise. It seems forced, overly fruity, almond pasted, icing sugared overload. It’s not for me. I am partial to a slice of Dundee cake. The problem with that, of course, is that … Continue reading

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Pie and Mash

I am going through a thing at the moment for food I had as a child (and crave right now). It started when I thought about Chinese chicken curry, and turned very easily to pie and mash. There is something … Continue reading

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Happily locked away in Cornwall, it’s a wine and ‘pick and lick’ menu at lunchtime. For my contribution at the table it needs something easily made (I am on holiday), and great for dipping or holding food that someone else expertly … Continue reading

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Chocolate Brownies

Originally posted on Cooking At Zero Degrees:
Trust me, I’m not searching the world for recipes that are a heart attack on a plate, but sometimes things are just too good not to try. Brownies (more about their history below)…

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Tres Leches

          So it’s a cake, soaked in whole milk, condensed milk and evaporated milk – topped with cream. Really?  This sweet, moist wonderfulness of a creation can only make you feel that God exists and bakes. … Continue reading

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Treacle Spiced Biscuits

Oh, window cleaners arriving first thing tomorrow and there are no biscuits in the house to go with their pots of tea. The nearest shop is closed, so it’s a rummage through the cupboard to see what can be baked. … Continue reading

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Classic White Loaf

There is on this blog a recipe for a wholemeal loaf. However, sometimes there is a need for white bread – and for some sandwiches I think only white bread will do. Here is a simple, straightforward version for a … Continue reading

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