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Basbousa is an interesting bake. It seems to come from the Middle East, North Africa, Turkey and, maybe Greece, in various guises.  Some recipes have coconut, some don’t.  The one common is that it is made with semolina, though some recipes add flour too. For my attempt, as per Titli’s Busy Kitchen omits the coconut.  Titli […]


Lemon Blueberry Loaf Cake

A Lemon Blueberry Loaf Cake sounded just too good not to try.  So, from JoyofBaking I bring you this easy recipe.    As always with that site they give the ingredients in both metric and US style measurements.  There is also a video of how to make it. The only difference with mine is that […]


Almond Sponge and Chocolate Pyramid

In a book I bought I found a recipe for this type of cake.  However, the recipe, as with several others in the book, was not complete,and it didn’t properly explain the construction of the cake, not to mention the fact that the phots revealed only half the number of layers that the recipe indicated. […]


Pretzels – 2 Flavours

For a change I thought I would bake something I have never eaten before.  I know that pretzels are very popular in some countries, though they are not widely eaten in the UK. I looked at a few recipes, and some videos, to see how to make them and decided to try Paul Hollywood’s recipe […]


Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins

Who doesn’t enjoy a nice muffin?  I guess that just about everyone likes them, and most people enjoy a lemon flavoured cake.  So put the two together, with some poppy seeds and you arrive at a really enjoyable muffin. I researched various recipes and came up with my own version, mainly because all the options […]


Cheese Straws

Cheese Straws are a lovely savoury nibble, and I was in need of that after rather overloading on sweet things in the past few days.  So I set about checking some recipes.  I decided on this one, from BBC Food as it was a simple pastry, rather than the time consuming puff pastry. Of course I […]


Quadruple Chocolate Loaf Cake -Again

When I first made a Chocolate Loaf Cake it was very well received, and eaten in no time at all.  It has been mentioned more than once since then, so I decided to make it again today. I put the recipe, as used originally, below, which I found on Nigella’s site, but this time I […]


Petit Fours

Petit Fours are a small, bite-size confection that can be eaten in one bite, or sometimes two.  You can make any variety of flavours and textures.  I opted to try a recipe that I found on Joyofbaking, where Stephanie Jaworski has a very nice video to go with the recipe.  She always does such a […]


Chocolate Cherry Cupcakes

These cupcakes are from Nigella Lawson’s website, they apparently also appear in her book “How To Be A Domestic Goddess”.  The description certainly whetted my appetite, and I was keen to try them.  However I was delayed, courtesy of Amazon Logistics failing to deliver my chocolate, as I explained in my previous post. Finally they […]