Category Dessert

Christmas Cake and a Cozy Hat – another finished WIP.

I went for a hike last week, and the weather had turned “California Cold”. I didn’t even own any gloves. Let alone a hat. For the most part of the hike, I didn’t even need my coat. Hiking uphill will do that to you. But once we got to the top? Man it was chilly! […]

Banana, Chocolate and Ginger Softies

After seeing I think the 20th place, we have finally come to a decision on places to live. Hurrah! No more endlessly looking for places, touring around places…… It gets kinda dull after a while. One of our things we were looking for was lots of storage, and a nice big kitchen for me to […]

Lemon and Ginger Baked Doughnuts.

I was starting to worry that my brain was atrophying from lack of use. It’s been a month today since my last day at work, and since then I haven’t really done anything science related, and I worry that I will forget it all! Thankfully, as part of the welcome package our relocation agency gave […]

“Cronut” making and farewell…..

… tonight was the last time we were going to see our friend Neil (until they come visit sometime next year). Sad times. So, I wondered about surprising him by making some Croissant dough, as the next challenge that he wanted to try to make (after the previous one of fondant fancies) was “Cronuts” NB. I […]

Almond butter, chocolate, and fig cookies.

…or how do I use up some more random ingredients from the cupboards. I’m not sure why I even had almond butter in the cupboard, but I have been going through them and picking out bits and pieces to inspire me to use them up. Almond butter. Bag of chocolate chips. The rest of a […]

Great British Bake Off Week 7: Coconut and Cardamom Roly Poly

So, I’m a little late to link up to the Great Bloggers Bake Off run by the Crazy Kitchen and Mummy Mishaps this week, alas, it has been a very busy week! Most of my evenings last week were taken up by doing some preparation for my last day at work goodies, and having a Dexter get together for […]

Great British Bake Off Week 6: Mango, Coconut, Ginger, and Mint Tea Loaf

Can you tell I’m trying to use up some of the random ingredients from my cupboards? I have made regular tea loaf cake before, and it’s a much underrated baked good I think, so simple to put together, but of course requiring a bit of forward planning to soak your fruit overnight….and yeah, technically it isn’t […]