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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patisserie at Hobbs House

Taking part in a bread-making workshop with Tom Herbert as part of #52loavesproject altered my kitchen life forever. Not only am I now frequently, and confidently baking bread, but I’ve started to regularly make pizzas, and to experiment with pitta, hot cross buns and – next up- lardy cakes. I loved every moment of my

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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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bread making at Hobbs House

Making bread has always been my achilles heel in the kitchen. When it comes to cakes, I am pretty confident that I know what I’m doing, and my bakes usually turn out well,¬†aside from the occasional disaster when I get distracted, take the kids to the playground and forget to take the cake out the

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