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Marmalade Tea Cakes

Becky found this recipe in “The Great British Bake Off Everyday” book. They are big raisin buns really and not cakes at all. Put 500g (4 cups) bread flour in a bowl with 1 tsp salt and 50g room temperature … Continue reading

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Six Months

It has been six months since I fractured my left ankle and had surgery.  Despite my friends assurances that I ‘would be back to normal in no time’, I knew I would not. I have limited movement and strength, and … Continue reading

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Another Bad Weather Bake Off

Another winter storm blew in on Tuesday night, so we baked baguettes.  This is number 5 of our Bake Off challenge. It took six hours from start to finish, so you’ve really got to like baguettes. The recipe from “The … Continue reading

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A Mish Mash

We had a busy weekend in the kitchen, but today was so beautiful that we spent most of it outside.  We did make number 4 of the Bake Off challenge; Multi-seed Crackers, but they weren’t very nice.     It was … Continue reading

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A Cake for Valentines Day

This is number 2 of our Bake Off challenges; a Chocolate Raspberry Opera Cake. This took Becky and myself about six hours to make! I’m not going to write out the whole recipe as it covers two pages in the … Continue reading

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Pikelets 

This is the first of our Bake Off challenges and perfect for Pancake Day. I ate a lot of these growing up in Birmingham, but I haven’t seen any since I came to Canada. You mix equal amounts (175 g) … Continue reading

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Baking up a Storm!

While recovering from a fractured ankle and surgery, Becky and I started watching a show called “The Great British Bake Off”.  Sad to say, we became enthralled. These people have no training but have taught themselves to become bakers. Not … Continue reading

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