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The Merits of the Mise en Place (and chocolate cake)

The Merits of the Mise en Place (and chocolate cake)

Posted on Jun 8, 2015 in All Recipe Posts, Cakes, Chocolate, Fruit, Low Carb, Nuts, Protein, Special Diet | 4 comments

One of the best tips I could give to anyone who is new to baking (or even those who are more experienced) is to prepare their mise en place before mixing and baking. My mise en what? I hear you ask. Your mise en place … all your ingredients weighed and measured out before you start adding and mixing batter, dough, icing, whatever.  Everything ready...

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Persimmon Pudding with Lemon Balm

Persimmon Pudding with Lemon Balm

Posted on May 19, 2015 in All Recipe Posts, Bars & Slices, Cakes, Desserts, Fruit | 6 comments

I love Autumn foods.  Much more than I love the Autumn weather and certainty that Winter is coming.  But the produce!  Wow.  The second blush of raspberries is always the best for me, even though I know they will soon be gone for another year.  The new season’s pears and apples makes me want to bake, stat.  Chestnuts and figs make me giddy.  Yes,...

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Apple Upside Down Cake

Apple Upside Down Cake

Posted on May 9, 2015 in All Recipe Posts, Cakes, Fruit | 8 comments

For me, every day is Mother’s Day.  I love my Mamma more than anyone or anything and I let her know it as often as I can.  I mean, the woman has been putting up with my cranky pants attitude since the day I was born.  That deserves some serious recognition, and a fair few apologies from me 😉 It’s been a long time since I’ve baked the...

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Banana Doughnuts with Nutella Glaze

Banana Doughnuts with Nutella Glaze

Posted on Feb 28, 2015 in All Recipe Posts, Cakes, Cupcakes, Desserts, Nuts | 1 comment

It all started with a few lovely over ripe bananas in the fruit bowl and some good intentions.  Banana bread.  The healthy kind.   However, somewhere between sitting in my office and arriving in the kitchen, those good intentions got railroaded by the thought of doughnuts.  Baked doughnuts.  But proper baked doughnuts.  Banana doughnuts to be exact. ...

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Deconstructed Rhubarb Tart with Rose and Vanilla

Deconstructed Rhubarb Tart with Rose and Vanilla

Posted on Jan 19, 2015 in All Recipe Posts, Desserts, Fruit, Nuts, Special Diet, Tarts & Patisserie, Uncategorized | 2 comments

Forgive me, dear readers, it’s been 4 months since my last post … wait, no.   There’ll be none of that.  No long-winded apologies.  Or short ones for that matter. I’ve been off doing other stuff, but it’s all good stuff.  Well, mostly.   I had surgery in September thanks to a long-standing hip injury and some time off from...

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