Category Archives: baking

The Art Of Carrot Cake #food #tategallery

I’m lucky enough to be a member of the Tate Galleries though in these Covidy restricted times it’s months since I could visit. Still, as a member they try and keep us informed and in the loop. In the latest … Continue reading

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Feta, Sweet Potato And Leaves Soda Bread #baking

I must be on something of a roll. Or loaf. When I retired from the law, one promise I made was to even the balance of running the house, given the bulk of it had fallen on the Textiliste’s shoulders … Continue reading

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Wet, In Need Of Comfort #baking #rain #garden

My corner of England has been pummelled by storm Alex. We needed some rain, or so the gardener in me believes, but couldn’t it be a spread a little more evenly? The great indoors called and while I always have … Continue reading

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Plain Flour Bread #baking

I haven’t done this in a while. Lockdown improved my baking. I wanted to bake some bread but couldn’t get strong white flour for all the tea in Tescos. Then this… Plain Flour bread. And, you know what? It’s bloody … Continue reading

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The Less Is More Cake #vegan #bananaandfruitcake

Have I bored you yet with my recent attempts at vegan treats? I hope not because the latest cake is not just vegan but also sugar and flour free. I had a go at it for the Bloggers Bash in … Continue reading

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Let’s talk Rhubarb

An army marches on its stomach. No doubt this cliché is true. It is also true for me and writing. I’m productive when I’m reasonably replete – not snooze-full nor a snack short of satisfied.

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Heard the one about…?

There’s a thing going around. Not one of those snot-dribbly chest-like-an-out-of-date-yoghurt-carton thingummies but a fad. Or maybe a fab. I’m feeling emotionally dyslexic today – or toady. Yes that’s it I’m feeling toady. Anyhoos Judy Martin started it here with … Continue reading

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Cake time!

It’s a while since I posted a cake but I needed a distraction today soooo ORANGE ALMOND CAKE WITH PASSION FRUIT ICING Ingredients melted butter for greasing 2 oranges 3 eggs 15 g caster sugar 300 g ground almonds 1 … Continue reading

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Banana Bread

This bread is brought to you, in this rather fab style (and yes I spotted two typos but it was too difficult to go back and change them so get over yourselves) courtesy of Norah Colvin’s learnacy programme for the hard … Continue reading

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Trumpet Bread

I haven’t supplied a recipe recently but I have been doing a fair bit of baking and this bread is, well, fab. It is basically a buttermilk loaf but with Le Pard twists. You can make it in a bread … Continue reading

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