Apple Tart; the Update

Early update because….. The Babes have been baking again! Check back tomorrow to see what mischief we’ve been up to this month. In the meantime, mon mari has not been basking in his accomplishments. First, he finished the frame around the opening between the kitchen and the hall. Notice the green door frame? Second, he … Continue reading…

Irish Soda Bread; The Hall: the before

I spent yesterday moving furniture into the hall. I spent today unpacking my cook books. Then I took photos. I'll post them tomorrow.  But, first, a wee trip down memory lane. In order to appreciate where we are, it helps to see where we've been…. When we bought the house, the original hall had been … Continue reading…

Tanta Wawa, Peruvian Bread Babies; I’m a Baking Babe again!

I’m playing with the Bread Baking Babes again! They didn’t kick me out of the sandbox, after all. Which wouldn’t have been a surprise considering my shocking behavior over the past year and a half…. What with moving house, being imprisoned in Vlad’s house without an oven then, when I finally get an oven, having … Continue reading…

The Babes do Ethiopia! Authentic Injera

The Bread Baking Babes took pity on poor little me this month and made a bread that didn’t require an oven. It did require Teff flour, which I didn’t have and couldn’t find. It did require indoor rising temperatures of 70F (21C) which I didn’t have and couldn’t conjure. But, hey… I’m a Babe and … Continue reading…

Croissants, Part Deux: The Bread Baking Buddies

It’s time for the Babelicious round-up! (Mon mari is a fan of E!, the entertainment show.  I’m quite certain it’s because of the witty repartee of the hosts and has nothing to do with the half-clad Babes) Quite a few bakers braved the Bread Baking Babes’ Croissants to earn their Bread Baking Buddy Badges this … Continue reading…

Oh La La!!! The Bread Baking Babes do France!

Well, they do croissants, anyway…. And as many variations thereof as there are Babes in the kitchen. It was my bright idea to do croissants.  I've always wanted to, you see…. One day I saw this incredibly easy recipe in a magazine.  I was a little embarrassed to propose something to the Bread Baking Babes … Continue reading…

Apple Crisp… personal size

The pressure is building. The date of the move is closing in and, in time-honored fashion, everyone needs something done yesterday; something signed immediately and hand delivered. I can either open the tap and spew forth billions of negative words; ranting and raving; complaining about this and bemoaning that; which might make me feel better … Continue reading…