Tag Archives: Coconut

Great British Bake Off Week 3: Petits Fours – White Chocolate and Basil Tuiles

So, this week the bake off is all about Trifle, Floating Islands, and Petits Fours. I hate Trifle, and didn’t fancy the sound of Floating Islands either, so that left the Petits Fours Showstopper Challenge as the theme for challenging myself with this week! I have already made macarons before, and other little tarts and […]

Chocolate Coconut “Fudge”

News: it’s still summer. It’s still hot. I still can’t really be bothered to cook anything. Still requiring appropriate summerwear, so I made another Sorbetto crossover variation, and updated the blog post with a bit more info on how I did it. It got positive comments! Both at work and at the pub: Successful I […]

Baking day: Coconut and Ginger Hobnobs and Ginger Cake!

Bad On Call shift = Day off work! Woo! After doing a bit of marking when I got home at 5AM (one of my co-workers is being assessed next week, so I have been assisting our training officer in marking off the evidence and questions), I finished watching the last few episodes of Numb3rs (now […]

Weekend Brunch: Coconut French Toast with Homemade Brioche

Weekends deserve an indulgent breakfast. Especially when you’re not working. One of the recipes that caught my eye in Anjum’s Indian Vegetarian Feast was a variation on a classic. Had to be made. Although, just as when we went to the shop on Friday night, there wasn’t any Paneer to be had, there also wasn’t […]

Chocolate-bottom Macaroon Cookies

Coconut Macaroons. I reckon we can class them as British. These beauties are easy, tasty, and smell absolutely gorgeous while baking, filling the house with coconutty loveliness. ——————————————- Chocolate-bottom Macaroon Cookies Recipe – taken from Vegan Cookies invade your Cookie Jar by Ida Chandra Moskowitz and Terry Hope Romero Ingredients 3 ounces extra firm silken […]

Baking with Herman: take 5 – two variations: Coconut and Cardamom, and Banana, Chocolate, and Ginger.

Yey! It’s Herman bake day! I had been dying to make something with Cardamom, ever since I had some Cardamom shortbread at the Better Food Company (it was tasty). I also had picked up some of this: So from that, came this…. —————————————————————————————————- Coconut and Cardamom Herman Recipe Ingredients 250ml coconut cream a good handful […]

Baking with Herman: Take 2 – 3 variations on Herman

Over the past week or so, while I have been stirring and feeding Herman ready for the next split, I have often felt my mind wander to what could I try next? What could work? What would I like? Yesterday was Herman split day…. So today is Herman bake day. I decided on making a […]

Baking with Herman: Take 1, Original recipe Herman and Chocolate and Coconut Herman

Herman was split yesterday at day 9… The next step at day 10 was to bake… So I figured the first recipe to try had to be the one I was given. ———————————————————————————————– Herman Apple, Raisin and Cinnamon Cake Recipe Ingredients 1 portion Herman 200g sugar 240g plain flour 2 eggs 2tsp vanilla essence 2 […]

Holiday baking… Nanaimo Bars

On our return from holidays, when it’s our birthday, or if we’re leaving,….. any other occasion, we are required to bring in tasty treats to work for everyone else. From holidays, generally the idea is to bring in things from the holiday destination, however, sometimes the baggage allowance means that this just isn’t all that […]