Tag Archives: Baking

Blueberry Yogurt Muffins 

This recipe is from “Taste of Home Annual Recipes 2012”. It is easy, low fat and only makes 6 muffins.  Mix 1 cup all-purpose flour, 6 tbsp sugar, 1/4 tsp baking powder, 1/4 tsp baking soda and a pinch of … Continue reading

Posted in Baking, Food, Photography | Tagged , , , , | 6 Comments

Not Chicken Pot Pie

I grew up thinking everyone rolled out pastry with a milk bottle. We didn’t own a rolling pin and I didn’t know they existed for a long time. Today I used that childhood skill to roll out the pastry for … Continue reading

Posted in Baking, Food, Photography, Travel | Tagged , , , , , , | 13 Comments

South of the Border Buns

As you know we are away from home with limited baking equipment, recipes and ingredients. This isn’t technically baking but it is baked. It is Heuvos Rancheros in a bun. I found it in a Taste of Home cookbook from … Continue reading

Posted in Arizona, Baking, Food, Gardens, Photography, Travel | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 6 Comments

First Bake in Arizona 

We are limited with our baking in Arizona because we don’t have a lot of supplies, so this recipe jumped out because we had everything. We halved the recipe and used muffin tins because we don’t have a loaf tin. … Continue reading

Posted in Baking, Food, Photography, Travel | Tagged , , , , , | 5 Comments

Jolly Gingerbread 

Another Bake Off challenge, but instead of building a structure with gingerbread, we decided to make cookies instead. We used the recipe from Rosie Daykin’s “Butter Celebrates” because it is easier for us to use a Canadian recipe, and her … Continue reading

Posted in Baking, Canada, Christmas, Food, Friends, Photography | Tagged , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Focaccia 

If I remember correctly, only one person got this Technical Challenge right on the GBBO. This is Paul Hollywood’s Focaccia. It looks simple enough but the dough was tricky to work with. Take 500g bread flour, add 2 sachets of … Continue reading

Posted in Baking, Food, Photography | Tagged , , , , , | 6 Comments

Nutella Meringues 

This is Bake Off challenge number 25. We were going to make simple meringues from one of the Bake Off cookbooks until we saw this recipe for Baci Meringues! This recipe is from “Meringue” by Linda K Jackson and Jennifer … Continue reading

Posted in Baking, Food, Photography | Tagged , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Chickpea, Spinach & Mushroom Wellington 

This recipe comes from the GBBO Showstoppers book. The recipe covers two pages, which I am not going to reproduce here. This is a puff pastry recipe which we have not used until now.  First you make a duxelles. Becky … Continue reading

Posted in Baking, Family, Food, Photography | Tagged , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Leek and Cheese Pie

Number 23 of our Bake Off challenges was going to be Stilton, Potato and Caramelised Onion Pie from “GBBO How To Bake” book. We switched it to a Leek and Cheese Pie from “Real Irish Food” by David Bowers.  Rub … Continue reading

Posted in Baking, Food, Photography | Tagged , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Lemon Buns 

Here is another wonderful recipe from Paul Hollywood’s book “British Baking”. This is a recipe from Yorkshire and includes dried fruit. The buns that were sold near us, back in north Birmingham, had no fruit in them, but were iced … Continue reading

Posted in Baking, Birmingham, Food, Photography | Tagged , , , , , , | 7 Comments