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Sunshine: Rhubarb and Passion Fruit Pudding

  I’ve been in a good mood all weekend, grooving about the house…singing out some soul…smiling at strangers….and I think this pudding is the main culprit. Honestly, this baby is like eating pure sunshine. The tang of the rhubarb, against the burst of vibrant passion fruit in a light, airy sponge…it cannot help but put […]

Baking Quirks

I love baking, but I know that I bake in a particular way that isn’t the same as everyone else. Here are my kitchen confessions.  I love order and organisation– that’s my shelf in the kitchen with different flours and sugars and so on. However, I rarely have enough energy to maintain that kind of […]

The Best of Compliments: Lemon Meringue Bars and Bites

This is a favourite bake of mine and one of my top three go-to recipes if I’m baking without the time to experiment. They have a light and fluffy meringue topping with a sticky sweet lemon filling, and a buttery shortbread base with a little bit of bite – and just a hint of ginger. […]

Unexpected

    I really didn’t mean to make these today. I got out the flour, and the soya spread and all that with the intention of making a nice big, luxurious cake for discussion group tomorrow night. And then I sort of let my mind wander off and I was halfway through cutting out the […]

Chocolate Cherry Scones

Since the scone challenge for Daring Bakers a couple of weeks ago, scones have become a bit of a go-to bake for me. When I’m feeling like playing with flavours, rather than wondering how they’d go in a cake or cookie, I’ve started thinking about how to make them work in a scone. I wanted […]

One Hundred

I’ve hit 100 posts! Milestones, large or small deserve to be celebrated! Granted, most of those posts have probably happened in the last two months and it’s been a seriously patchy time since getting going, but it’s nice to know that despite the fluctuations in productivity, the blog has been here to come back to. […]