No, it's not a spelling error. For my good friend's birthday I was invited to join him on a mini brewery tour of the delectable Maltby Street Market, home of the Kernel Brewery, Southwark Brewing Co, Brew by Numbers and the Bottle Shop. So when considering what cake to bring along, naturally my thoughts turned … Continue reading Dubbel Chocolate Cake
It was while rattling up and down to work a few weeks ago that I started dreaming about a nice cup of tea and a classic fruity tealoaf. You know, the sort your nan kept in a tin and pulled out every so often while you were both sat in front of the snooker while … Continue reading A nice cup of tea and a sit down. And cake, obvs.
So I fell off the blogging wagon, big style… My defence is fairly weak, because when you’re laying up in hotel rooms frankly you should have something better to do than stare listlessly at Netflix churning on your iPad while you lay in a too-small bath in clouds of foam. That said, staring listlessly at … Continue reading Reboot… again
It's not often I go to town on a cake - generally I'm more of the school of thought which says "it tastes lovely - never mind about the weird lumpy bit". However, once in a while I like to push the boat out, and Momma Lewishambles' birthday is a good cause for this. The … Continue reading Gateaux-my-goodness: Coffee Caramel Cake
Another request from Lovely One, but one I was only too happy to fulfil. This was the cake on the table at school, the lunchtime special on high days and holidays and oh my, it's every bit as good as I remember. It's really so simple - a pound cake resting on a bed of … Continue reading Nostalgia and Pineapple Upside Down Cake
Flatmate hates bananas. Lovely One adores them. There's a fruit-based power struggle taking place in our kitchen and more often than not it's Lovely One who wins. His legendary sweet tooth takes down all in its path. But brown bananas are a NO. I rather like them - a sort of overripe fermented tang and … Continue reading Ba-na-na-na (doo doo dee doo doo) aka Banana Bread
Yeast-based cookery is something of a bugbear of mine. You see, cakes behave. Baking is just chemistry with added deliciousness, and butter (inevitably). Yeast adds an element of speculation, a spin of the roulette wheel to your everyday kitchen science. There's a wild animal in your baking, or a single-celled organism at the very least, … Continue reading Buzzing – Bienenstich Cake Bars