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Cakes

Sacher Torte

Next up on the baking front is Sacher Torte.  This is a ‘cake’ which originated in Vienna and I first tasted it in the Savoy Restaurant in Prague.  As an aside, if you are ever in Prague a visit to Savoy Restaurant is very worthwhile.  The food is very good and the restaurant has a […]

Bread

Cherry Tomato and Basil Focaccia

Having reached a certain point now, in my baking, I decided that I should invest in a stand mixer, and decided upon a KitchenAid device.  Having bought it I thought I would try a recipe from the KitchenAid website, and settled upon a savoury bake, Cherry Tomato and Basil Focaccia. Happily it all turned out […]

Muffins

Bran Muffins

Bran Muffins was a request from my niece who had eaten them some years before, from a mix available in Canada.  However we were unable to find such a mix in the UK, so I searched for an appropriate recipe, online.  I found one that looked very interesting at Joy of baking .Although I show the […]

Cakes

Gingerbread cake – with orange icing

I love gingerbread and searched for a recipe that I thought might be easy, but still taste good.  I found a great recipe, which I reproduce below, from BBC Food.  A link to the recipe on that site is here . As an aside I do recommend BBC Food and also BBC Good Food as a source of many […]