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Simnel Loaf

A Simnel Cake is a rich, fruity cake made with marzipan and eaten during the Easter period. I used this recipe from Heilie Pienaar’s book, The Ultimate Book of Baking in which she makes a Simnel Loaf with a roll of Marzipan through the centre. 222 more words

Cakes & Bakes

Orange Cake with Orange Cream Cheese Frosting

We don’t bake sweets too much in our house.  I don’t enjoy making them much and my kids like eating them too much so the combination makes me give pause whenever I think about baking.  488 more words


Hot Cross Bun Waffles

In the past, weekend mornings were a whirl of sports kits and strong black coffee. Now the teens are either at Uni or firmly rooted in bed until lunchtime we can indulge in a leisurely breakfast, read the papers and listen to a radio station of our choice. 383 more words


Yeast, Water, Dough, Bread!

To my surprise that batch of bread went very well (previous post). One thing I learned was to preheat the oven before turning the loaves out of the banneton (bread proofing baskets) onto the baking stone. 124 more words

Sourdough Starter