This week’s Tuesdays with Dorie recipe from Baking Chez Moi – a spiced honey cake – was one I was intrigued to try. It’s rather like a gingerbread in a lot of ways – and by gingerbread I mean a proper pain d’épices (a French quickbread/ cake made from dark honey and flavoured with Christmas-y […]
I’m currently walking a portion of the Camino de Santiago de Compostela – follow along on Instagram! I made this week’s recipe for Tuesdays with Dorie (Cornmeal and Berry Cakes) twice. It’s so simple and a great way to take advantage of summer’s bounty of berries! Dorie’s recipe calls for making four mini loaves but […]
This week’s Tuesdays with Dorie recipe (Rose Fraisier, p 103) was a perfect way to celebrate the arrival (finally!) of local strawberries. The Fraisier is a traditional French dessert – “it’s always a layer cake and the layers are never covered, because you’re meant to see the berries, cut, so their beautiful centers are clearly […]
I don’t use whole wheat flour nearly as much as I should. There, I said it. So when I received received my shipment of 1847 flours I knew immediately that I had to make it my mission to work with the “Run of the Mill”whole wheat blend. I’ve been sorting through my cookbooks recently and […]
Sometimes things don’t go exactly as planned. Say, for example when you plan on making your own birthday cake, read the recipe, figure it’s pretty simple, gather the ingredients and then go to pre-heat the oven and prepare your three cake tins. And realise that one of them is at work. And you have a […]
This week’s Tuesdays with Dorie recipe was just what the doctor ordered. Last week was full of parent-teacher interviews for me and Mr Neil’s been down with the flu for over a week AND it’s tax time all of which mean things were a little glum. It’s nothing that a fresh, light orangey cake can’t […]
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