Parsnip & Maple Syrup Cake

November 29, 2012


Dear Love Blog - Parsnip & Maple Syrup Cake

I have a soft spot for cakes containing vegetables. I’m always intrigued by how they offer such different textures & subtle notes of flavour without being ostentatious. I’m anti fruit cake. I have no objections to cakes which contain fruit as a base ingredient, or which have fruit as a  filling or garnish, but the […]

Chelsea Buns

October 4, 2012


Dear Love Blog - Chelsea buns

I’ve harped on about kanelbulle since I first met Alex, yet none have ever materialize. In part this was because I already have 2 posts about cinnamon buns in varying guises & I was struggle with how to get away with a 3rd. Alex once asked me if he would ever end up being mentioned […]

October’s Fresh From The Oven Challenge – Mixed Flour Seeded Loaf (Leftovers Loaf)

October 1, 2012


Dear Love Blog - Mixed Seed Loaf

Like many avid bakers; I can’t resist the urge to try a new recipe. This in turn often requires buying a different variety of flour. Once the recipe has been made, appreciated, consumed in its entirety, it deposits half a bag of flour in the pantry & so the collection begins to accumulated. The other […]

Coffee & Walnut Cake – Dear Love Blog’s 2nd Birthday

July 30, 2012


Dear Love Blog - Coffee & Walnut Cake

I have a confession, for someone who bakes as much as I do I don’t really have much of a sweet tooth. A slice of cake is kind of me done, which seems result in everyone else I know getting fatter as I try to off load the rest so I can get on & […]

Lemon Drizzle Cake – The Sequel

July 25, 2012


Dear Love Blog - Lemon Drizzle Cake Part II

Can you really write about two lemon drizzle cakes in less than a year? That’s the debate I’ve been having with myself all morning. The conclusion I came to was yes as long as they are notably different, perhaps it’s even helpful to have more than one recipe? I mean if you are looking for […]

Chocolate Guinness Cake – The End of 9 Months of Silence.

July 11, 2012


Dear Love Blog - Chocolate Guinness Cake

What a grim old day it is, me & the cat are snuggled up in my room both tentatively glancing at the down pour outside. Thames Water have published a statement on their website thanking everyone for doing their bit to help lift the hose pipe ban, I expect most of the work was done […]

Random Recipes – Dan Lepard & Richard Whittington’s Parmesan Biscuits

November 1, 2011


Dear Love Blog - Parmesan Biscuits

I’m late, I’m so late in posting this that I even debated writing this at all. Yet here I am so hopefully Dom will forgive me. The last couple of weeks have been a bit crazy, things are changing at a speed I find hard to comprehend. The company I work for are opening a […]