Gingerbread Cupcakes

It’s now December, which means tis the season (despite the fact that I’ve done Christmassy recipes the last two weeks). I have my advent calendar (Peppa Pig, chosen by my housemate), and we’re putting up our decorations next week! The semester is almost over, which means I have more essays to write, but I’m really…

Plum Cupcakes

This week I spent a few days staying with Laura in Gloucestershire. Laura lives on the edge of the Forest of Dean, where  everything is beautiful and green and just downright lovely. We picked plums in her garden and made perhaps the tartest plum crumble ever. When I start picking fruit I never want to stop if…

Spinach and Cheese Muffins

So I’ll be leaving Canada soon :(, and to go with my sadness about leaving my friends behind, here’s a whiney post about how increasingly disappointed I am with the Hummingbird Bakery Cookbook. Up until this year I’d mainly used it for cupcake recipes which for the most part turned out well and were tasty,…

Lemon Bars

What a week! It’s still super hot here, which means it’s even hotter where I work, and we’ve been busy doing window displays and making things pretty for a Mad Hatter’s Tea Party themed day. I got up at 7am yesterday and made 40 jam tarts before 9:30 and then went to work. And I’ve…

Brooklyn Blackout Cake

I’ve had an awesome but crazy busy few days, and so as I start writing this I still haven’t iced the cake I’ve made this week. It’s kind of been a disaster. I got up early yesterday morning to make the cake before I spent the day sitting by the River Cam, drinking beer and…

Blueberry Cake

A belated Happy Father’s Day to my father, to whom this cake was given (albeit a few days late). I cycled a 25km round trip to give him the cake, which I think kind of makes up for its lateness. On said cycle ride, I was yelled at by a woman who seemed enraged that…

New York Cheesecake

I think one of the things I’m enjoying most about having this list is that I created it entirely based on what I wanted to bake, as opposed to what I was capable of baking. And this is one of the occasions when I’ve baked something that I wouldn’t have necessarily chosen to make unless someone…

Rhubarb and Almond Loaf

NEW OVEN. NEW OVEN. Look at it! Oh it’s so pretty! Never have I been so grateful to have a working oven (mostly because I’ve never been without one for FOUR WEEKS before, but whatever). As soon as the electrician left after fitting it on Friday afternoon I made flapjacks and salted caramel tart, and I…

Pecan Pie (and 100 followers!)

I’ll start with a THANKS this week – I realised a few days ago that I’ve reached 100 followers – yay! Thank you for reading and liking and commenting and hanging around – it is much appreciated :). I also have good news, and bad news. The bad news is, that my oven isn’t fixed….