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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 »

Staying at Home: Isolation Baking and Orange Spiced Butter

Saturday, May 2nd, 2020

summary: the inimitable Jamie Schler has another cookbook out: “Isolation Baking”; still staying at home; baking powder biscuits; delving into the archives: orange spiced butter from “Orange Appeal”; I really want everyone – everyone – to download and have a copy of my e-cookbook. A small donation to the hotel will be more than appreciated, […] Continue reading »

Kürtőskalács – Chimney Cakes (BBB April 2020)

Saturday, April 18th, 2020

summary: recipe for Kürtőskalács(ish) (Chimney Cakes); flaunting traditions; replacing the egg; fixing errors; still staying at home; various grocery store prices; information about Bread Baking Babes; Bread Baking Babes (BBB): Kürtőskalács – Chimney Cakes Oh dear. Late again… but, but, but, I baked on time!! See? Here is the proof: I’ve had chimney cakes bookmarked […] Continue reading »

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