Episode 11: Craving Cardamom Buns!

In this episode I was talking about some of the things I have been baking, including sourdough. One of my favourite books of 2020, and I am continuing to use it in 2021, is James Morton’s book Super Sourdough. I’m still excited about all things pie and pastry, I’m binge-watching Erin Jeanne McDowell’s videos onContinue reading “Episode 11: Craving Cardamom Buns!”

Episode 10: Galette des Rois – Almondy, buttery deliciousness

In this episode Kate was talking about a sweet pastry eaten around epiphany in northern France called galette des rois. It is a sweetened almond filling enclosed in puff pastry. She found it surprisingly straightforward to make puff pastry and the pie was delicious! To make the pastry (up to 3 days before!): Ingredients: 250gContinue reading “Episode 10: Galette des Rois – Almondy, buttery deliciousness”

Episode 9: Holiday Baking Special – Christmas Crackers and Festive Fails!

In this episode Kate talked about various things she’s been baking, including… Nigel Slater’s cheese biscuits: https://www.google.com/amp/s/amp.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2015/dec/27/nigel-slater-cheese-recipes Nigella Lawson’s forgotten cookies: https://www.nigella.com/recipes/forgotten-cookies Nigel Slater’s mincemeat hotcakes: https://youtu.be/dmyVyJK5i_8 Overnight, no-knead muffins from Gemma at Bigger, Bolder Baking: https://www.biggerbolderbaking.com/homemade-english-muffins/ Diane Henry’s Chocolate Marmalade Pudding (listen to the episode for extra tips not found in the recipe!) https://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/chocolate-marmalade-steamed-pudding-marmalade-creamContinue reading “Episode 9: Holiday Baking Special – Christmas Crackers and Festive Fails!”

Episode 8: Chocolate Yule Log

I used the Cupcake Jemma recipe from Sally Dells: https://youtu.be/TfTA1ZHd7J4 1. Prepare a Swiss roll tin or baking tray – see link for the size Sally uses. Mine was slightly smaller. Grease, line and grease again! See also her useful tip for lining the tin. 2. Preheat the oven to 190C/ 170Fan /gas 5/ 375F.Continue reading “Episode 8: Chocolate Yule Log”

Episode 7: Dotty for biscotti, fruity for cantucci!

In this episode I used Nadiya Hussain’s recipe with a few tweaks to make a pistachio and cranberry variation. Nadiya’s brilliant recipe: https://www.bbc.co.uk/food/recipes/spiced_biscotti_with_an_57953 I replaced all the fruit with 150g dried cranberries, used 150g pre-roasted pistachios instead of the nuts specified (roughly chopped), I used the zest of a lemon instead of an orange, andContinue reading “Episode 7: Dotty for biscotti, fruity for cantucci!”

Episode 6: Mince Pie Extravaganza

In this episode Kate had a special guest- her aunty Christine – on to talk about mince pies. These are the recipes they’ve recommended: Josceline Dimbleby’s Mince Pies with Orange Pastry Recipe in the Telegraph: https://ww.telegraph.co.uk/food-and-drink/christmas-recipes/josceline-dimblebys-mince-pies-with-orange-pastry-and-fresh-cran/ Feel free to add mascarpone instead of the fresh cranberries – both work beautifully! Delicious Magazine’s Clementine and PistachioContinue reading “Episode 6: Mince Pie Extravaganza”

Episode 5: Manky banana palooza!

In this episode, Kate shared various ideas about what to with old bananas, including the recipes below. Simple, delicious chocolate chip banana bread Preheat your oven to gas 3/ 170C, 150Fan or 325F. Grease and line a 900g/ 2lb loaf tin. Chop 200g chocolate of your choice and toss in 1tbsp plain/AP flour. This helpsContinue reading “Episode 5: Manky banana palooza!”

Episode 4: Just Because Pecan: Two Pecan Frangipane Pies

In this recipe Kate talks about the all-American pecan pie and why she decided to make pecan frangipane pies. All-Butter Luxury Pecan Pie Rub in 200g plain flour and 100g salted butter using your preferred method. Stir in 25g icing sugar. Bring together with tiny drops of cold water until you can squish it intoContinue reading “Episode 4: Just Because Pecan: Two Pecan Frangipane Pies”

Episode 3: Nice buns, hun! Yorkshire tea cakes and Cornish saffron buns

In this episode Kate talked a LOT about Regula Ysewijn’s book Oats in the North, Wheat From the South: A history of British baking, savoury and sweet. Its US title is The British Baking Book. It’s a wonderful book that makes a great present for anyone who likes British baking. If you are Kate’s mother,Continue reading “Episode 3: Nice buns, hun! Yorkshire tea cakes and Cornish saffron buns”

Episode 2: Brownies… Should we stop messing around with perfection?!

Recipes mentioned: Cocoa brownies by Alice Medrich: https://food52.com/recipes/21007-alice-medrich-s-best-cocoa-brownies Salted caramel brownies by Jane Hornby: https://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/salted-caramel-brownies Wholemeal rye brownies by Edd Kimber: https://www.theboywhobakes.co.uk/recipes/2019/3/14/best-ever-rye-chocolate-brownies Rye and walnut brownies by Claire Ptak: https://cooking.nytimes.com/recipes/1017852-violet-bakery-rye-brownies Claire Burnet’s perfect brownies: https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/articles/3yn2PTXYk5Td4ZGmHqBRP2d/chocolate-brownies Edd Kimber’s turtle brownies (pecan and caramel): https://www.theguardian.com/food/2020/jun/27/edd-kimber-recipes-for-one-tin-desserts-and-cakes Two-ingredient Nutella brownies by Nigella Lawson: https://i.stuff.co.nz/life-style/food-wine/75863776/recipe-nigella-lawsons-nutella-brownies Chocolate olive oil cake byContinue reading “Episode 2: Brownies… Should we stop messing around with perfection?!”