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The Challenges of Povitica (BBB May 2021)

Monday, May 17th, 2021

summary: recipe for eggless Povitica with walnut date filling; no sense of time any more; late again; information about Bread Baking Babes; Potica is a cooking project, not everyday fare. You’ll want to be well-rested and plan-free before embarking on all the kneading, whisking, flouring, and rolling. – Romana Bohinc, the head baker of Potičnica—a […] Continue reading »

Taking Comfort with Chocolate and Caramel

Sunday, March 14th, 2021

summary: Π Day; chocolate caramel tart; yet more praise for back issues of SAVEUR; going a little stir-crazy; And a back issue of SAVEUR magazine comes through again! Today is Pi Day!! And because we’re still in the “Grey Zone, we decided we needed major comfort. It is now exactly one year from the day […] Continue reading »

Solo Flying On Annual Cake Day

Wednesday, December 9th, 2020

summary: annual Cake Day; revised vinarterta recipe to add weights; staying at home again; Amaretto to the rescue; What? No Scrabble?? I made this cake on 15 November. Because I have WAY too much time on my hands now, it has taken me this long to write the report…. This is the first year in […] Continue reading »

Mum’s Fruit Cake – revised

Friday, November 13th, 2020

summary: Mum’s Christmas Cake; PRM’s revision; guest-post; how to show off; I confess that I have never made this cake… we always used to count on my mother to send us some. Many thanks to Mum for allowing me to post my grandmother’s recipe. […] Since Christmas 2011, my sister has taken over making the […] Continue reading »

Peaches and Scream

Thursday, August 27th, 2020

summary: peaches and chilis galore; peach pie is good; peach and chili pie is even better; make sure to have yoghurt on hand though; Chili in the morning. Chili in the evening. Chili at suppertime…. I love August with the sudden embarrassment of riches: zucchini, Swiss chard, corn, peaches, plums, tomatoes, beans, blackberries… and, of […] Continue reading »

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