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Mini Orange Gibassiers…

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…. are just delicious!

Do you remember the Gibassiers I made last year after Aldeburgh Food Festival, when I had them at Pump Street Bakery? I only make these in the wintry months, they don’t feel right in the summer, with all the berries around there are lots of other things to make, [… More …]

A Hufflepuff of Brioche

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I am very happily experimenting with yeast baking. I love the slowness, and the sheer life of yeast dough. It comes alive under your hands, it is wonderful stuff.

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Proper Right Royal Elizabeth Sponges with Jam and Buttercream…

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In this year of the Queen’s Diamond anniversary of her coronation, I am thinking that I shall rename these modern Victoria Sandwiches as Elizabeth Sponges. Only one year to go to match Victoria’s reign, and my money is on her keeping on to make Elizabeth our longest reigning monarch of all time.

So, as [… More …]

Drunken Scones and Sober Madeleines

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The grandson came to tea after the Spurs match on Sunday, out of the blue, so I needed something really quick to put on the table. I haven’t made scones for a long time, and thought they would be rather tasty with some of Vickie Humber’s delicious apricot jam. And maybe a little plate [… More …]

Steamed Sponge Puddings

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I have had this thing recently for making little steamed puddings.

 

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I gave a quick recipe yesterday on Lynne’s Dinners, for the Marmalade and Syrup puddings we had for dinner [… More …]

Malteser Cakes for Easter

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Did you see the little sponge cakes I made for my mum for Mother’s Day? I thought a variation on that theme would be nice for Easter. I meant to get some little eggs for the nests. And some flakes. But guess what… I didn’t. Oops.

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Chablis and a Take Away Dilemma…

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It is always nice to asked to join in, and I was rather pleased to be invited to join in a competition to pair Chablis with a take away meal. Chablis is a lovely easy tempered wine, so I expected it to be easy to find something interesting and tasty to match it.

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Perfect Little Cakes for Mother’s Day

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These little Victoria Sponge cakes are perfect for coffee with your Mum on Sunday, just the right size for a bite or three.

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I wanted to try out my new loose bottomed [… More …]

Les Gibassiers d’Orford

Gibassiers for breakfast

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I am in love.

With a bun. Not any old bun mind you, a very French bun. A Gibassier.

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The Gibassier is an enriched brioche type bun, scented with orange [… More …]

Lemon Drizzle Fat Fairy Cakes

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I hate too much sweet sickly buttercream.

There I have admitted it, heresy as it would seem these days. A modern heavily iced buttercream cupcake doesn’t [… More …]