a cake for the weekend :: cinnamon cookies

As a child, visiting family in Canada for Christmas, I spent the morning at a living history museum. We experienced various aspects of life as it would have been in pioneer times, including baking in a reconstruction kitchen. The cookies that we baked were small, sweet and flavoured with dusky cinnamon. Perhaps I hadn’t really

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a cake for the weekend :: Easter biscuits

The Easter weekend is a bumper time for baking. There are so many lovely treats at this time of year. I’ve been baking Hot Cross Buns for a few years now, with limited success but since my Hobbs House masterclass, I am infinitely more confident when it comes to baking bread. This year, as one

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a cake for the weekend :: simnel cake

Since making my Primavera Crown, I have been eyeing the primroses in the back garden. It occurred to me that I could have a try at crystallising some in order to decorate a cake. Simnel cake is one particular cake that is traditionally decorated with crystalised spring flowers. It is a favourite of my Mum’s, and is

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