Tag Archives: Baking

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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Walnut, Pecan and Date Loaf Cake

I have a harvest of walnuts and pecans in the cupboard. Don’t ask me why, I suppose I just kept buying them for some reason.  Some I have used some to make granola, and now I decided to bake a … Continue reading

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Swedish Apple Cake

So here is the thing; you are making dinner for Eurovision fanatics and for each course there must be some link with the competition, but what? Well, this year it was held in Sweden so what better than a dessert of Swedish … Continue reading

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Wholemeal Bread

Baking has never really been my thing. It always seemed to take longer than I would be prepared to wait. Steak in six minutes or fish in four, that was more me. But… but…the smell of bread baking is one of … Continue reading

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Shortbread

Shortbread (makes 12 pieces) I really wonder at the ease of this one. There is something wonderful about making a batch of biscuits within an hour, even when you come back from the pub (which I have done). These are … Continue reading

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Hot Cross Buns

It’s Easter, so it has to be Hot Cross Buns – and the answer lies in the yeast. The problem most people have is they try the fast active yeast, but it is best to use the type that needs … Continue reading

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Cupcakes made Easy

Cupcakes are a sort of Amercianism to our ears, even if they have become uber-fashionable. We liked them as children, but we split them and stuck cream inside, they were called fairy cakes.  Who cares what they are called, the moist cake base, with a … Continue reading

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