VANILLA SPONGE CAKE – THE PERFECT PLUM COMPANION

 August did not start on a good foot - my husband broke his foot in July, and hobbled miserably on one leg and crutches for over six weeks.Not allowed to put the slightest weight on his foot (it was a tricky fracture that doesn't heal well) he spent a lot of time in bed, until … Continue reading VANILLA SPONGE CAKE – THE PERFECT PLUM COMPANION

APRICOT-PLUM GALETTE – A CURE FOR "PIE ANXIETY"

Apricot-Plum Galette, juicy and tangyApricot-Plum Galette, a fruity, tangy dessert, was our Avid Bakers' Challenge for August. It came just right for these hot summer days.Abigail Dodge, author of "The Weekend Baker", calls a galette the "friendliest of all pies": ideal for people suffering from "pie anxiety". There is no double crust to deal with, … Continue reading APRICOT-PLUM GALETTE – A CURE FOR "PIE ANXIETY"

BRIOCHE BREAD – BRAIDED INTO SUBMISSION

Our ABC challenge for June was "Brioche Bread" - we bake our merry way through Abby Dodge's wonderful book: "The Weekend Baker". I was quite pleased with Hanaâ's choice (she is the instigator of this challenge), because I like brioches.My last memory of this buttery pleasure was my daughter's graduation from the New England Culinary … Continue reading BRIOCHE BREAD – BRAIDED INTO SUBMISSION

POPPY SEED DINNER ROLLS

Hier geht's zur deutschen Version dieses PostsA great fan of crusty breads, I'm normally no friend of dinner rolls. I had them sometimes in restaurants, soft, bland and usually so pale that they seemed almost under-baked.I could never really understand why anybody would prefer to eat these fluff balls with their dinner instead of a … Continue reading POPPY SEED DINNER ROLLS

(UN)GLAZED CINNAMON ROLLS

Hier geht's zur deutschen Version dieses Posts (folgt noch)Fellow baker Hanaâ instigated me to buy yet another baking book - as if my bookshelves were not already buckling down under the weight of my cooking library. She invited me to join her ABC baking challenge, every month trying out a new recipe, currently from Abby … Continue reading (UN)GLAZED CINNAMON ROLLS