Cake-Life Balance: Yes; Blog-Life Balance: No, Not Really

Most of a month has gone by without another blog, for which I must apologise. There are no real excuses, just the pressure of conflicting calls on my time. I did successfully complete the Prudential Ride London 100 and many thanks for the sponsorship and messages of encouragement. It has been so long since I… Continue reading Cake-Life Balance: Yes; Blog-Life Balance: No, Not Really

Achieving a Cake-Life Balance

This post is by way of a begging bowl. In three Sundays’ time, 30 July 2017, I am planning to ride 100 miles in aid of Prostate Cancer UK. If you are able to donate anything, I would be very grateful: please follow the link posted at the bottom of this post. Why am I… Continue reading Achieving a Cake-Life Balance

Two Old Friends and One New

Three more cakes done from Chapter One of Mary Berry’s Baking Bible in my efforts to bake┬áthe book from A to Z (or Genesis to Revelations perhaps). The three bakes were Cappuccino Cake, Lemon Yoghurt Cake and the classic Battenburg Cake. First to the new friend, Cappuccino Cake or more perhaps more accurately in this… Continue reading Two Old Friends and One New

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