One Old Friend & Two New Ones

I am more than halfway through Chapter One of Mary Berry’s Baking Bible, which is not much of an achievement, but one has to take what crumbs one can find. I seem to have fallen into the habit of blogging about three baking escapades at a time, which is more to do with finding the… Continue reading One Old Friend & Two New Ones

Swiss Rolls – 3 Sweet & 1 Savoury

Technically, the savoury one was a roulade, but it was probably the best looking one so I’m going to keep it in. As you may or may not know, I decided to bake Mary Berry’s Baking Bible, cover to cover and I had reached the point where there are three Swiss roll recipes (more about… Continue reading Swiss Rolls – 3 Sweet & 1 Savoury

A Brace of Sponge Cakes

You can’t have too much of a good thing, right? Apparently not correct; sponge cake may be good but coffee sponge cake gets the thumbs down from my family. Continuing my efforts to bake everything in Mary Berry’s Baking Bible, cover to cover, I moved on to cake no. 3, which is a coffee sponge.… Continue reading A Brace of Sponge Cakes

Easter baking

My quest to bake everything in Mary Berry’s Baking Bible continues apace with some Easter baking: Hot Cross Buns and Easter biscuits. I have baked hot cross buns before, although I’ve never bothered with the pastry crosses. To be honest, I don’t think I’ll bother with them again. They’re a bit of a faff at… Continue reading Easter baking

The Classic of Classics

Ok, so this is my second blog, in which I intend to share my baking adventures, including my self-imposed challenge to bake all the recipes, mostly in order, in Mary Berry’s Baking Bible. I should probably explain that the first chapter is Classic Cakes and consists of the author’s takes on go-to cake recipes. It… Continue reading The Classic of Classics

First Blog: The How, What, Who & Why

This is my first blog, so how did I arrive at the momentous (or not) decision… I decided I needed a new baking challenge and it felt like a good opportunity to get better acquainted with the tinterweb thing. So, ¬†first to the baking. I have been baking since I was a small girl, mostly… Continue reading First Blog: The How, What, Who & Why