Peach Jam Scones

We’ll start with an update on the disaster-chocolate custard from last week: no it never set, yes my wonderful mother still managed to ice it (very runnily by the sounds of it) and put it in the raffle, and they raised £800, hurrah!  It has been excessively and unpleasantly hot this week. England is not…

Little Blueberry Pies

More blueberries this week – once again I bought them questionably cheap from the market, and once again found a handful of squishy/mouldy ones. But it’s kind of worth it because as long as you’re using them the same day, they still work out cheaper than buying them anywhere else, even if you do have…

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…

Chocolate Chip Cupcakes

This week the lovely Laura came to visit me. She had just returned from living in Paris for the last two years, and came covered in bags full of stuff. I do mean covered. It was her birthday a few weeks ago, and I sent her a wooden pop-out cupcake in place of a real…

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…

Lemon Ricotta Pancakes

OH MAN. My oven still isn’t fixed. It’s not great, but I’m learning to work around it (although hopefully not for too much longer…). An oven-free week has led to me making this super tasty honey mustard chicken casserole, and the best breakfast I’ve had in a while – aka, lemon ricotta pancakes. I can’t…

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….

Lemon Toasts

I’ve had the French Women Don’t Get Fat Cookbook for about 2 years now. No, in case you’re wondering, I’ve never used it. But it had some interesting recipes, and I liked the concept, even though I was never going to actually follow the diet. To be honest, I admire anyone who is willing to…

Apricot Crunchies

I’ve managed to post for 10 straight weeks now. Someone other than me must be proud of that. I’ve finally set myself an achievable goal (I’m pretty sure this is the longest time I’ve gone without having massive gaps between posts). Spring is here now, which means doing things like going outside without a coat…

Rosemary, Apple and Yoghurt Cake

Week 2!  So, in case you’re wondering – the crumpet recipe I posted did work, fantastically well! The only thing to know for next time is to add more salt, and to freeze the crumpets you’re not going to eat immediately, otherwise they kind of shrivel up. But otherwise, success!  This week I’ve started teaching…