Category bakings

Last Minute Mince Pies

This year is our fourth Christmas in the states. Our fourth Christmas without Mince Pies which, as any British person will know, are an essential part of the general festive overeating. (You can buy them some places, but they are even worse than those cheap supermarket own brand ones, everyone knows homemade are best!) I […]

Christmas Pudding Biscuits.

This past weekend I participated in my first ever “Cookie Swap”. It turns out that we aren’t the only people who have never participated in a cookie swap, as people had to be herded away from the cookie tables as they tried to eat all the cookies instead of taking them home. Anyhow, for my […]

Almond Thumbprint Cookies

My baking mojo has been lacking lately. I think this is part because I have been: a)busy; b) trying not to eat as much; and c) disappointed with the results because of my crappy crappy oven. #firstworldproblems Anyway, yesterday I felt the urge to bake, and also wanted to use up some of the random […]

Seedy Rolls

Like I have always done throughout my academic life (except the final year of my degree where I was totally on top of things), I have been getting behind on my studies. Cue playing catch up over the past few weeks, trying to make sure all my rotation exams and evaluations etc. are done before […]

Black Pepper and Cardamom Shortbread

Ahhh Thanksgiving. A big excuse to eat. All day. This year we went round to some friends’ house and ate Nut Roast Pie. We provided dessert, and I made pumpkin pie, and lemon meringue pie, and chocolate and banana cake, macarons and this deliciously moreish Black Pepper and Cardamom Shortbread: Black Pepper and Cardamom Shortbread […]

Peppermint and Chocolate Macarons

I seem to go through phases of using loads of egg yolks. I can’t bring myself to toss the rest, so then end up with a little bowl of egg whites in the fridge that is just waiting for me to do something with them. I also took a trip up to the city a […]

Seedy Wholewheat Rolls

So yesterday was #GBBO day, and again my friend Brian came round to join us in watching it. Last week we ate Velveeta (not good, just really not good) and cake (delicious), and this week he decided that we should make Sloppy Joes. I did a quick search online and found some totally delicious sounding […]