Monday, November 3, 2014

Victoria Sponge

Lately I've been dipping into my arsenal of British baking books when I tire of the tried and true French recipes for genoise, jacondes, etc. It's interesting to see the difference in technique; many of the English sponge cakes are by proportion. The recipes remind me of a French yogurt cake, that French kids made by using the yogurt pots as the measuring device and the cake had relative proportions to the pot.

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Tea parties

I whole-heartedly prefer a 'proper' cup of tea to coffee. My mornings usually begin with a cup of strong English tea with a splash of milk. No sugar of course. And often the evenings come to a close with another cuppa.

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Mini Cheesecakes

I love making cheesecakes. They're usually a crowd pleaser and are relatively quick to make. For years I've been using my go-to recipe that has a few simple ingredients. Though there are debates about NY style cheesecakes with a thick sour cream topping, cream cheese cheesecakes, and no-bake cheesecakes, I tend to stick to my simple recipe, and experiment with adding cocoa powder, fruit, caramel, etc.