Category Archives: Baking

Apple Pie

It’s been ridiculously busy round here lately, but this afternoon my goddaughter, her grandmother and I made an apple pie. Since pastry is evil and hates me, I delegated that, and also had the small person chopping apples, although I … Continue reading

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Baking Bits and Bobs: Seeded Bread and a Spiced Fruit Bread and Butter Pudding

I said that I¬†fancied making a bread and butter pudding with some of the spiced fruit loaf I baked. Since it already had a reasonable amount of fruit in it, I thought I’d try a variation on my usual recipe, … Continue reading

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Recipe: Bread Machine Spiced Fruit Loaf

I feel a bit cheaty doing a post about a bread machine loaf, given that it’s rather more a programming thing, in my book, than proper baking. That said, it does make a¬†lovely fruit loaf, which I feel should be … Continue reading

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Stream of Consciousness Cinnamon Honey Fruit Cake

I saw a truck this morning with the word ‘Wisbech’ emblazoned on the back, which made me think of Still Crazy: a 1998 film about a band whose musical dreams were shattered when lightning struck the stage during their opening … Continue reading

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Recipe: Earl Grey Cupcakes

I decided to make these one day, after reading through some of the recipes in my copy of The Great British Bake-Off’s How to Bake book – and if ever a book was needed… My baking is rusty since I’ve … Continue reading

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Apple & Ginger Cake in a Bread Machine

I said I needed to do something with the apples I was given. Two of them ended up in this cake, which I baked in my Panasonic SD-255 bread machine. I do love that thing: the only bread I’ve tried … Continue reading

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Why I’m Scared of Cakes

When I was a kid, I was pretty clueless about things like cooking and baking. I know I did stuff with my mother when I was very young, and had a brilliantly enjoyable term of Home Ec. (followed by an … Continue reading

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