Spain – Tres Leches

I made this a while ago now, before I ran a half marathon (yay) and got really rather ill (boo), and it was heartwarming and delicious and the kind of cake that should be eaten in the summer, but always kept in the fridge because so much dairy. Tres leches means three milks – you’ve got your…

Strawberry & Rhubarb Syrup

Summer is here! (It’s forecast to rain tomorrow, but 3 days of sunshine and 20+ degree heat is good enough in the UK). To celebrate all the sunshine and possibility of sitting outdoors without a jacket, I made some delicious, delicious syrup. It was one of those recipes you see and think to yourself “I…

Hot Chocolate

A short one this week, because I am once again in the midst of essay madness. Christmas is coming up quick, and I’m also trying to make all the edible presents I’m giving to people. I started a tradition last year of making up boxes for people with proper gifts but also lots of cute…

Pumpkin Muffins

Okay, so I lied – it’s pumpkin muffins, not pie this week. And I’m cheating a little because this is from smittenkitchen.com instead of one of my recipe books – BUT I’ve had a really busy week and I’ve got another busy week ahead of me, and I wanted to make something that was still…

Marbled Pumpkin Gingersnap Tart

This week we have our first autumnal bake. I invested in some pumpkin puree (because I’m too lazy to make my own) so there will most likely be some more pumpkin recipes coming. A couple of years ago my friend Allen made a cheesecake that had a ginger biscuit base, and I thought I’d have…

Mid-Week Cake Joy

Okay, so there is more cake/a new post coming on Sunday, but I had to take a brief moment to talk about the BEST CAKE I HAVE EVER EATEN. I’m not even exaggerating. I am struggling to think of anything I love more than this cake. I’m a pretty big fan of banana cake as it…

Chocolate Chip Brioche Pretzels

This week I received a mixer from my very kind friend Seb. Generally I prefer to use my arms and a wooden spoon to mix things together, but now electric mixers pop up so frequently in recipes that it’s hard to believe that you don’t need one. And as it happens, the arrival of the…

Chocolate Hazelnut Crepe Cake – recipe

As promised, the epically long recipe for the Pancaken. Enjoy! From The Smitten Kitchen Cookbook, by Deb Perelman Crepes: 125g unsalted butter (will also be used for pastry cream) 550ml milk (Deb suggests whole, I used semi-skimmed, I’m sure both are fine) 6 large eggs 190g plain flour pinch of salt 100g caster sugar sunflower…

Hazelnut Crepe Cake (or, The Ultimate Challenge)

Okay, so last week when I hilariously joked that this week would be: Hazelnut Crepe Cake – The Ultimate Challenge, I did not truly understand that by Tuesday evening, it would no longer be a joke, but perhaps one of the truest things I have ever written (more true than other things I have said,…

Maple and Bacon Scones

This week has been a week of much baking. I was given some free plums, so I decided to make breakfast crumble. Calling it breakfast crumble makes me feel better about the fact that I am essentially eating pudding for breakfast. But if Deb does it, it’s okay. I’ve also made banana bread, and birthday…