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Bread

Brioche à Tête

A while back I made some Brioche, from a Paul Hollywood recipe, it turned out very well indeed, as you can see here. Today I decided that I would use the same recipe to try to make some Brioche à Tête, which are rolls, with a little ‘head’ on them.   I did check out some […]

Cakes

Devonshire Scones

Scones, filled with cream and jam are a lovely treat with afternoon tea.  I really enjoy them, and found a nice, and easy, recipe from Mary Berry . The recipe will make a good 18 – 24 scones, with a 5cm cutter, depending on the thickness of the dough.  They take no time at all to […]

Cakes

Tres Leches Cake

This cake, Tres Leches, is one that I had never heard of before.  From Mexico it is a sponge cake, infused with three milks, condensed, evaporated and full milk.  It sounded interesting, but I wondered whether it might be too sweet for the English palate.  But hey! You will never know until you try it, […]

Cakes

Gingerbread Whoopie Pies

Having discovered whoopie pies last week I thought I would give them a second outing, but this time using ginger.  I love gingerbread, with its’ sticky texture and its’ molasses and ginger rich flavour.  I checked out a few recipes and it seems that a popular filling for this type of whoopie pie is a […]

Cakes

Mini Monkey Bread

Having never heard of Monkey Bread I was intrigued, when I found a photo of some on a site called Zergnet. It is not a site I had heard of either, and can’t even remember how I found it.  But the site is well worth a look, for those who have an interest in food, […]

Cakes

Whoopie Pies

Whoopie Pies are something that I had not heard about.  But I came across them as I was looking around for something to bake. It seems, if what I read is true, that these are becoming increasingly popular.  The version I decided to make is heavy on the chocolate.  I wasn’t sure about the filling […]

Cakes

Lemon Layer Cake

I found a very appetising recipe on BBC Food, by Simon Rimmer, for a Lemon Layer Cake.  This is a sponge cake, cut into two layers and filled will a marbled lemon and mascarpone cheese filling. I was keen to give it a try and wanted to try, at the same time, to test something […]

Pies, Tarts

Individual Pork Pies

There is nothing quite like a pork pie, eaten cold, with some Branston pickle or caramelised red onions, together with some salad or chips.  I checked out a few recipes and decided that I needed to amalgamate a few to get what I wanted. I used a straight sided muffin tin to make my version, […]