Parkin (oatmeal gingerbread)

Gingerbread made from oatmeal, treacle, golden syrup, and dark brown sugar, spiced with ground ginger and nutmeg. I like the idea of bonfire night, and enjoy thinking of all manner of things to be eaten out of hand before this extremely pagan ritual, but I haven’t actually been out to a see any fireworks for […]

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Milkbar German chocolate jimbo cake

German chocolate jimbo cake

Well, here we are. A tall cake, full of flavour and texture: there’s chocolate cake, a coconut filling that is better than a Bounty bar, salty-sweet pecan-feuilletine crunch, and mellow Ovaltine frosting. Each layer is delicious on its own but makes the most sense together. It’s a lot of work and I’m very proud of […]

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Tangerine, clementine, or mandarin curd

A gentle, fragrant curd with freshly squeezed tangerines and their bittersweet zest. It was a good relaxing morning today: we listened to Drive-in Saturdays, a double-feature movie podcast by Dorian and Saoirse, Mr. Pear made me tea in my favourite mug, and I had crumpets with plenty of homemade tangerine curd. I was also at the same time reading a […]

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