Browsing All Posts filed under »Baking«

Dulce de Leche Brownies

November 19, 2012

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Super gloopy, caramel filled chocolate brownies.

Brendan’s Normandy Apple Tart

October 29, 2012

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I spent Friday at the Seasoned Cookery School on a 'Brilliant Bakes' course hosted by Brendan, finalist in 2012's Great British Bake Off. The day started off very well with a slab of Brendan's homemade granola slice and a cup of tea.

Courgette and Chorizo Tarts

September 30, 2012

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Tasty little individual tarts made with a thyme and parmesan pastry then filled with courgette and chorizo.

Plum Cake {Cheese Cake}

September 15, 2012

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I took one bowlful of Victoria Plums from our little tree and turned them into a tray bake that has allusions of being a cheesecake.

Apple and Salted Caramel Focaccia

September 5, 2012

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It's focaccia, but not as we know it.

Marshmallow Pavlova Cake

August 5, 2012

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It's kind of marshmallow, doing an impression of a meringue, made into a fruity pavlova-style cake. You get me?

Honeyed Apricot Tarts

June 23, 2012

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Lil' honey glazed apricot tarts. You can eat these in one mouthful. That's one of your five-a-day right there.

Espresso buns

May 29, 2012

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With each coffee choc chip spirals you get a hit of smooth coffee flavour, the toothsome bite of fresh baked dough plus a sweet sticky mess of icing that gets all over your fingers. Espresso Rolls : Perfect for elevenses.

Fruity Breakfast Loaf

May 27, 2012

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We do like a fruity loaf. I made up this recipe on the hoof but it worked out just right for Sunday breakfast.

Make it Flaky

May 8, 2012

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I am not sharing this because it’s healthy. I am not sharing this because it’s pretty. It’s not even a clever or complicated dish. In fact…you could say that it’s just a big sausage roll. Point taken. I wanted to show you a quick flaky pastry recipe that I think is easier to make than […]

Triple Orange Drizzle

April 17, 2012

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A loaf cake flavoured with orange, moistened with orange and golden syrup and drizzled with orange icing.

Raspberry Coconut Macaroons

April 7, 2012

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The idea of smooshing fresh raspberries into a simple coconut macaroon is inspired. These are delicious: fruity, soft and chewy all at the same time.

It’s all about the cake

March 18, 2012

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The sun shone yesterday for the annual Spring Fair at George’s School. The children threw sponges, bobbed for apples, bought magic wands and ate cake pops. For the adults tea was served, jewellery was made and spring flowers were on offer. But we all know what the main event is at a school fair. The […]

See my bagels

February 2, 2012

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Although there is generally a lot of baking on Things{we}make I am lucky that it is a joint venture and that Ed understands my need to show you my bagels. I like that he knows how to make a good-looking filling of pastrami, pea shoots and horseradish. It is most important that he will fill […]

Serendipity Rolls

January 21, 2012

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These rolls were a surprise success. So much so that I have made them three times already. The dough includes cottage cheese, but it does not make them cheesy at all, it just seems to give a soft, smooth lightness and a good flavour. Today’s version was brushed with egg, sprinkled with golden linseed and […]

Rhubarb and Custard Cakes

January 14, 2012

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The concept of these cakes popped up inside my brain one night whilst I was trying, unsuccessfully, to get to sleep. My best ideas often appear that way. I wanted to use the new season British Timperley Rhubarb that had just appeared in the shops (as suggested by Claire) and it made sense to add […]

Pierniczki

December 17, 2011

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Today I made some Piernickzi from a recipe that I had seen on Ren Behan‘s Fabulicious blog. They are spiced Polish gingerbread biscuits that also work well as decorations and they are flavoured with ginger, cinnamon, mixed spice and all things nice. It’s a lovely dough to work with and the recipe made 5 trays […]

Cornflake Cookies

December 3, 2011

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When I want to bake something I sometimes ask Ed and George what they fancy. Often Ed will say “Can you make cornflake biscuits like we used to have at school? They had cornflakes mixed into them and a cherry on top. I liked them.” I vaguely browse around the internet and can’t find a recipe […]

Let’s Make Christmas (Pudding)

November 14, 2011

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I am heading down (or is it up?) to London on Friday for the ‘Let’s Make Christmas’ Blogger Gift Swap at Fortnum and Mason arranged by Vanessa Kimbell. Each year my Mum used to take me Christmas shopping in London on the train. We finished the day at the theatre watching something like West Side […]