Tag Archives: lemon

Lemon Squares

They say “Never judge a book by it’s cover”. I did. We have The Book People at work, they come in from time to time and leave us books to peruse and buy. I saw this book…. and to be honest, I thought it looked a bit naff. A lot of the baking books available […]

Goat’s Cheese, Pea, and Lemon Risotto

A simple-ish meal tonight, revisiting and adapting the risotto recipe used in a previous post. Goat’s Cheese, Pea, and Lemon Risotto recipe – adapted from Rose Elliot’s New Complete Vegetarian   Ingredients 1.2l (2 pints) vegetable stock –I use this homemade bouillon from 101cookbooks/ River Cottage 25g (1oz) butter 2 tbsp olive oil 1 large onion, finely chopped 2 […]

Grandma K’s Lemon (and Vanilla) Cordial

One of my ultimate favourite summer drinks is homemade Elderflower cordial. It’s delicious. However, due to a mixture of hecticness, and the particularly rubbish weather we have been having lately, I haven’t had chance to go for a proper flower picking session. Next best thing? My Grandma K’s Lemon Cordial. I make it two ways, […]

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 […]

Applesauce Softies

Over the weekend (while making Hermans), my kitchen slave (thanks Mum) chopped up lots of lovely apple into little bitty bits for the cakes. I had some leftover, so made it into applesauce with a view to making these lovelies that I had earmarked for making. P.S. my method of choice is chopped up apple, […]

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 […]

Gingerbread Cupcakes

—————————————————————————————————— It is well known that I love to bake, and some things I make are more popular than others. Some things, can in fact, be used as bribery….. or incentive to get things done! One of those things is Custard tarts….. …after I made them the first time,  our IT guy couldn’t stop raving […]

Torta Gegia (Gegia’s Apple Tart) (updated 27.03.2012)

We took a long weekend to Switzerland to stay with our friends for a bit of skiing. While there I was browsing through one of their recipe books. Also while there, I took a tumble on the first day, skidded on my face (with my poor chin bearing the brunt of it), and ended up […]

Experimenting with Welsh cakes.

Welsh cakes were a request this morning from my dear darling husband. I had never made them before, but he had had some at Coffee #1 a couple of weeks ago and I think he was having flashback cravings. I went to the dear old BBC Good Food website, and there we go, looked fairly […]

Goat’s Cheesecake

My favourite kind of cheesecake is the plain kind, I’m not a massive fan of the ones with the fruity goop on top (although our local cafe puts whole strawberries onto the base and then pours on the top and that’s pretty good.) I was flicking through one of my books and came across this […]