Cakery Bakery: the only pumpkin chocolate chip cookie you will ever need

Yesterday night we skipped off to watch Ender's Game at the cinema (which I loved). And so, in the spirit of dramatic sci-fi narration, let me say this: there are some recipes that will CHANGE YOUR LIIIIIIFE. And this is one of them. Thanks to a lovely friend being wonderfully generous with the contents of … Continue reading Cakery Bakery: the only pumpkin chocolate chip cookie you will ever need

Autumn love #3: the pie’s the thing

One of the advantages of not frequenting Pinterest - apart from having no burning desire whatever to upcycle my plumbing - is that we're almost done with October and I'm still hugely excited about pumpkin recipes. I scoped out Waitrose a couple of weeks ago for canned pumpkin (there were five tins and I only … Continue reading Autumn love #3: the pie’s the thing

Five cakes for five occasions

This week we have discovered that the more people you have in a house, the longer you can keep a cold virus going. We just keep throwing it between us like a frisbee of snotty sadness. I'm a lot better at catching colds than I am at catching frisbees (twice in a week, now! I … Continue reading Five cakes for five occasions

Cakery Bakery: Cinnamon roll cake

I finished work on Friday. Not forever, but for long enough. Oh, it was like being let out of school before the long summer holiday, only with several hundred added Braxton Hicks. I bought a newborn car seat, in celebration (by heck do I know how to live). And then I made a cake. It … Continue reading Cakery Bakery: Cinnamon roll cake

Cakery Bakery: Strawberry cream puff cake

We made it to May! I don't have any maypoles handy, and I'm not keen on the idea of gathering nuts, in May or otherwise. But, do you know, it feels like an awfully long time since I made some cake. It being May and all, we decided to bake something appropriate for sunny weather. … Continue reading Cakery Bakery: Strawberry cream puff cake

Cakery Bakery: Cookie-dough crumble

Otherwise known as: The Dessert That Gets Weirder The More You Think About It But Is Actually Really Nice And, Moreover, Very Easy Indeed. We had people over for dinner on Wednesday evening. It was a long, busy day and I didn't have time to bake for dessert. So I found this, which has to … Continue reading Cakery Bakery: Cookie-dough crumble

Cakery Bakery: Strawberry tea bread

Good pottery just calls to me. I have far too much of it and nowhere to put it. But who can resist a birthday bread-baker, discovered in the sunshine and handed over with a collection of homemade bread recipes? Well, not me, obviously, since here it is. This is strawberry tea bread - the only recipe in … Continue reading Cakery Bakery: Strawberry tea bread

Cakery Bakery: I need a perfect chocolate brownie recipe. Come forth, you saucy devil.

Between you and me, my world was rocked last week by a chocolate brownie. I am a taker-or-leaver, when it comes to brownie - too sickly when it's gooey, and too chewy when it's not - though of course I would never turn one down. Last week, however, a friend made a brownie that turned … Continue reading Cakery Bakery: I need a perfect chocolate brownie recipe. Come forth, you saucy devil.

Cakery Bakery: strawberry and cinnamon torte

FYI: I've decided to put my cakery bakery posts on here for the time being. You can go here for the archives. Happy eating 🙂 A question: what do you do with two half-boxes of strawberries, lightly furred? Pick out the non-mouldy ones and put them in a cake, that's what. What's life without a little bacterial risk, … Continue reading Cakery Bakery: strawberry and cinnamon torte