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Light and Fluffy Scones

A couple of weeks ago, we invited our friend, Sue, over as a thank you for all the help she gave us in the garden. We decided to make some scones, which sounds pretty easy, right? I remember whipping up … Continue reading

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Chocolate Eclairs

These were my favourite cakes in England, followed very closely by Lemon Buns. We can buy something here that is called a Chocolate Éclair, but quite frankly, I can’t eat them, they are so awful.  We can’t buy fresh cream … Continue reading

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Raspberry Swirl

We had a Winter Corounne, and now we have a Summer Couronne filled with summer fruit. This is a true Bake Off challenge, as we started with the dough for Paul’s Apricot Couronne in “The Great British Bake Off Everyday”, but … Continue reading

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Rhubarb, Rhubarb, Rhubarb

The vegetable garden has been planted, and although the new plants are small, the rhubarb is a monster. It has grown about a foot in one week. We’ve had a bit of a hot spell, but today was cool enough to bake, … Continue reading

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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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Mother’s Day Bake

Happy Mother’s Day! Becky remembered half way through the afternoon, which made me laugh. That’s okay.  We spent the day together and did some baking, which seems like a good way to spend any day. I was going to make … Continue reading

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Fishing For A Compliment

We chose Whitby Fish Pie for our eleventh Bake Off challenge.  We adapted the recipe from Paul Hollywood’s book, “British Baking”. We had to adapt it because we live roughly 1,000 miles from the sea. The amounts for pastry were double … Continue reading

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Olives and Thyme

  Number 10 of our Bake Off challenges is a Black Olive and Thyme Bread from the “Great British Bake Off; How To Bake” book. Put 250g (2 cups) bread flour and 25g (1 tbsp) whole wheat or spelt flour … Continue reading

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Winter Couronne

Spring in Ontario!  This week Becky and I baked a Ham and Cheese Couronne.  This is number 9 of our Bake Off challenges and comes once again from Paul Hollywood’s excellent book “British Baking”. You put 250g of bread flour … Continue reading

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Macaroon Madness

We did bake two batches of macaroons this week; pina colada and margarita flavoured. I was able to repair the mixer and get back to baking.  These Mocktail Macaroon recipes were from the “Great British Bake Off-How To Bake” book … Continue reading

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