Tag Archives: Almond

Cherries and Cherry and Almond Pie

Each time we drive to Tahoe, we go past all these fruit stands by the side of the road. The benefits of living in Northern California I guess! GIVE ME TASTY FRUIT! Anyhow, this time around on the way back we actually stopped off and bought some stuff from the Dixon Fruit Market. Oh. My. […]

Apricot and Almond Tarts.

……..or, how I just had to make pastry in order to try out my new toy! When my Mum visited in January, they had brought with them their paper from the plane. Inside the paper was one of those Lakeland catalogue leaflets that you get inside magazines…… *DANGER!* I find it very difficult to resist […]

Great British Bake Off Week 5: Almond, Lemon, and Strawberry Traybake

Time to get back involved with the Bloggers Bake Off! As I made tuiles a couple of weeks ago, and don’t have any need to make a biscuit tower (I’m not sure that anyone does really), I decided to make a tray bake. At first I was thinking of a tray bake as one of […]

Bake Sale Bakes: Almond and Chocolate Cupcakes

We love a good bake sale at my workplace, quite often it’s for the hospital charity, but this time around we had one for a charity that one of my colleagues was involved with while she did VSO in Indonesia. I made some “Rolo” Cupcakes like I have made before, and also some individual Bakewell […]

Lemon and Almond Salambos

I had never heard of the Salambo. Apparently named after a literary character (by Gustave Flaubert), it is a choux pastry ball filled with pastry cream. In anticipation of Patisserie week, I used some of my day off to make (for the first time ever!) choux pastry, and decided to make a variation of one […]

Strawberry, Almond, and Lemon Muffins

It’s Mr M’s birthday tomorrow, as is customary in both his workplace and mine, when it’s your birthday…. you bring cakes. Mr M wrote me a list, Bakewells, Chocolate cake, Millionaire’s Shortbread… But I thought I might experiment a bit too…. I had some Strawberries to use up, and Mr M had opened up some […]

Jubilee Buns

Ahh Queenie, how glad we are to have you. And this year you have ruled this land (although I guess you are more of a figurehead these days than a full “off with their heads!” type ruler than the first Elizabeth) for 60 years. Cor blimey! This recipe I found in one of my books […]