Two Old Friends and One New

Three more cakes done from Chapter One of Mary Berry’s Baking Bible in my efforts to bake¬†the 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

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