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TheBritishBaker

 
Aug. 7, 2010 7:40 am 
Updated: Jan. 27, 2011 4:04 pm
Come and join me for a Cream tea… I wanted to share a little bit of my past with you.  Any one who has read my previous blogs knows apart from my family of course, two other great passions in my life are FOOD and TRADITION (well lets face it being a member on this site, food had got to be MORE
World's Best Scones! From Scotland to the Savoy to the U.S.
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World's Best Scones! From Scotland to the Savoy to the U.S.
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World's Best Scones! From Scotland to the Savoy to the U.S.
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World's Best Scones! From Scotland to the Savoy to the U.S.
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Jul. 24, 2010 3:04 pm 
Updated: Apr. 8, 2011 1:00 pm
It seems like I have been away from AR quite a bit lately, and this has mostly been due to having relatives visiting from England.  So even though I have been using the site quite regularly to get recipes I have not had the change to visit RE much and of course blog.  For anyone who has MORE
Peppermint Chocolate Fudge
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My Favorite shaped pan (it makes the most perfect shaped slices) Wilton Belle
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Victoria Sponge Cake
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Mark's English Sausage Rolls
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Jun. 20, 2010 2:59 pm 
Updated: Jun. 30, 2010 6:16 am
I have lived in America now for over 2 ½ years and I still have the odd problem being understood.  Sometimes it’s my accent that throws people, sometimes it's the words I use. So I thought it would be fun to share a few of our language difference’s with you.  How many did you know? And which… MORE
 
 
Jun. 11, 2010 9:58 am 
Updated: Jun. 13, 2010 6:34 am
Why a hostess gift? The perfect way to show your gratitude for the work and effort put in by the hostess is to take a gift.  Of course hostess gifts are certainly not mandatory, but they are so thoughtful and show good manners.  A hostess gift will certainly not ensure tha MORE
Chocolate and Butterscotch Fudge
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Strawberry Pineapple Bread
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Banana Oatmeal Bread
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Play Dough Cookies
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May 6, 2010 7:57 am 
Updated: May 13, 2010 6:48 pm
FFudge A few weeks ago I was looking at some old photographs of me as a small girl at the seaside.  I am not sure whether you are like me or I am simply one of a kind, but where most people can associate music with a place or event I often think straight away of food!! MORE
Chocolate and Butterscotch Fudge
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Chocolate and Butterscotch Fudge
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Chocolate and Butterscotch Fudge
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Cookies 'n' Creme Fudge
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Apr. 27, 2010 10:02 am 
Updated: Sep. 18, 2010 4:23 pm
[   Lavender More than just a fragrance… I really do adore Lavender and the fragrance always reminds me of my cottage garden back in England.  There was nothing I loved move in summer (When it wasn’t raining) to throw up the old sash windows and allow the f MORE
Honey and Lavender Cupcakes
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Lavender Milk
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Lavender Shortbread Cookies
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Honey and Lavender Cupcakes
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Mar. 31, 2010 6:07 pm 
Updated: Apr. 7, 2010 4:44 pm
If there is one fruit to me that symbolizes the start of summer in Britain, it’s the strawberry.  This succulent and fragrant fruit is as delicious tasting as it is looking.  (Have I ever told you red is my favorite colour?)  The strawberry has long been a favorite ingredient MORE
Strawberry Lemon Muffins
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Strawberry Lassi
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Strawberry Pineapple Bread
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Strawberry Pineapple Bread
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Mar. 18, 2010 11:55 am 
Updated: Jun. 24, 2010 5:06 pm
Victoria Sponge Cake.Following on from last week’s blog "Afternoon Tea", I wanted to continue this week with the Victoria sponge, my most favorites of all sponge cakes.  Victoria Sponge is a two-layer sponge type cake, filled with a layer of Jam and cream.  The Victoria sponge is qui MORE
Traditional Victoria Sponge
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Victoria Sponge Cake
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Victoria Sponge Cake
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Victoria Sponge Cake
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Mar. 4, 2010 11:46 am 
Updated: Jul. 29, 2010 6:07 am
When the words “Afternoon Tea” get mentioned to me I immediately think of those small triangle sandwiches with the crusts cut off, dainty little petit fours, scones with cream and jam and even crumpets smothered with English butter.  But the star attraction for me will always be a good MORE
Traditional English Fruit Scones
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Traditional Victoria Sponge
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Raspberry and Almond Shortbread Thumbprints
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Lemon Poppy Seed Shortbread
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Feb. 16, 2010 4:19 pm 
Updated: Apr. 29, 2010 10:18 am
  I just love Easter, not just for the fact that it means spring is finally here, that color is finally restored to my world, instead of everything being just white!!!  But its hot cross bun time, yippee!!!  Those gorgeous buns that I crave for, during the rest of the year c MORE
Bread Machine TRADITIONAL Hot Cross Buns
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Bread Machine TRADITIONAL Hot Cross Buns
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Bread Machine TRADITIONAL Hot Cross Buns
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Bread Machine TRADITIONAL Hot Cross Buns
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TheBritishBaker

Home Town
Bakewell, Derbyshire, England, U.K.
Living In
Houston, Texas, USA

Member Since
Sep. 2009

Cooking Level
Intermediate

Cooking Interests
Baking, Indian, Italian, Mediterranean, Dessert

Hobbies
Scrapbooking, Reading Books, Music

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About Me
A little about me, I am a wife and Mum of two gorgeous boys aged 18 and 23, and now mummy to two adorable English Cocker Spaniel puppies named Brie and Henri. We have been living in the US now for 5 years. (You will also see me on allrecipes.co.uk - AR's UK site). I guess like most other European’s I don’t eat to live, but live to eat!!! One of my great passions in life is food. Good home cooked, fresh produce. Especially if it is sourced locally. I truly believe that it is so important at the end of the day for a family to sit down and eat a home cooked dinner together. I spend a lot of my time in the kitchen now, which always amuses my husband. A few years back we had a small public house and restaurant in the Derbyshire Countryside (England). Never once would I venture in the kitchen. With all those professionals there was certainly no need for an amateur! Should you wish you can contact me at thebritishbaker@mail.com
My favorite things to cook
More than anything I adore baking. Cakes, Cookies (or biscuits as they are known to me) and my latest love is baking bread.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Some of my earlier memories are sitting at my Grandma’s kitchen table in England, watching her bake. She insisted on having to bake a fresh cake everyday. My Grandad was a big cake fan, and a cake always had to be kept in the pantry just in case a visitor should call. Not that you could move in the pantry for more sugar, flour and butter then any village store. (Just in case food rationing ever came back). Unfortunately my Grandma has recently passed away, but her passion for baking will always live on through me and I hope that in time my baking skill will do her justice.
My cooking triumphs
Anything that actually turns out how it is supposed too!!!
My cooking tragedies
Oh my goodness where do I start, like everyone I have had the usual tragedies, sponge cakes that have sunk in the middle, over cooked pie crusts, bread that has just failed to rise but I can thankfully say with a little patience and practice I am finaly getting better!!!
 
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