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…

Parmesan Puff Pastry Crisps; Where do Spiders come from?

Parmesan Puff Pastry Crisps Our house has evicted us. Our garden has given us the boot. I was feeling very sad about leaving earlier this summer.  I really like this house; I, occasionally, really like the gardens. Not any more.  I'm cured of melancholia! What happened, you ask? Let's start with the garden: it's bare.  … Continue reading…

Summer Pudding – Berry Heaven

Go directly to recipe Bread Pudding.  In my youth and inexperience, I could not imagine a poorer excuse for a treat.  A sickly sweet concoction of soggy bread and stale, dried currents, I viewed it more as punishment than reward.  Even smothering it in chocolate sauce could not make it edible (but, at least, you … Continue reading…