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TheBritishBaker

 
Jul. 29, 2012 9:09 pm 
Updated: Jul. 31, 2012 10:07 pm
So the last few days have been the Allrecipe’s  all-star trip to Seattle, and what a wonderful but tiring trip we have had… Day 1   Firstly I began to think I was not ever going to get there.  Its like drama just likes to come on any trip with me.  Firstly this time as it was just a short… MORE
The 2012 ALLSTAR Ambassadors gathering at AR
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The 2012 ALLSTAR Ambassadors gathering at AR
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The 2012 ALLSTAR Ambassadors gathering at AR
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The 2012 ALLSTAR Ambassadors gathering at AR
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Apr. 16, 2012 3:35 pm 
Updated: Apr. 25, 2012 8:14 pm
Anything you can do I can do butter, I can do anything butter than you…Butter is the first and best of any of the fats, its like a ray of sunshine on our butter knife.  A naked piece of toast is just that, but add a scrape of the golden stuff and its simply whole and complete.   I have spent… MORE
Bread Machine TRADITIONAL Hot Cross Buns
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Irish Pound Cake
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Dark Chocolate ~ Sour cherry Brownies
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Cinnamon toast scones
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Apr. 7, 2012 12:57 pm 
Updated: Apr. 23, 2012 6:23 pm
I have had a 5 Quart Artisan Kitchen Aid since I have moved to the States and he is the love of my life, together we create such magic together!!  Not sure why, but I decided he needed a name so he got named Mr. Darcy one of my favorite characters from the book Pride and Prejudice.  Then a… MORE
Mr Darcy
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Mr Bingley
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6 Quart KA ~ I need a name!!
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Nov. 29, 2011 1:20 am 
Updated: Jan. 10, 2012 9:12 am
Cooking up a storm for Christmas…   “Did you just say, only 4 weeks until Christmas”?  Oh my goodness, its time to panic.  All that cooking and preparation and I have just 4 weeks to get organized!   So I am trying my best not to panic, we all want Christmas to be perfect, to go without a… MORE
Winter Spiced Plum Crumble
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Pumpkin Swirl Bread
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Pumpkin Spiced and Iced Cookies
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Candy Cane Fudge
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Jun. 21, 2011 6:22 pm 
Updated: Jul. 4, 2011 10:49 am
I am pretty sure you are like me and have many personal recipe’s that are still waiting to get published.  I know between us all we have the most amazing recipes still waiting to be discovered.I love making other AR members personal recipes and have already made a few in the past, but I would… MORE
Apple Streusel Crumb Pie
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Victoria Sponge Cake
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Smores Campfire Cookies
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Baked Mini Lemon Cake Doughnuts
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Feb. 12, 2011 3:24 pm 
Updated: Mar. 29, 2011 1:20 am
I am sure like me you love Allrecipes, of course if you didn’t you would not be on this site now and certainly not reading my blog. I have only been a member for just over a year, but have a recipe box that contains over 2000 recipes (who knows if in my lifetime I will ever get around t MORE
Shortbread
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Shortbread
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Shortbread
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Shortbread
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Aug. 21, 2010 4:29 pm 
Updated: Aug. 29, 2010 4:52 am
Back to Basics, are we really???  I like to think of myself as a “back to basics cook”.  When it comes to cooking a meal for my family, I love to start from scratch using fresh local produce wherever possible.  If you want pancakes for breakfast why use Aunt Jemima or bisquik when we… MORE
Grandma Harris
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Grandma Harris
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Grandma Tunstall
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Grandma Tunstall
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Jun. 23, 2010 5:29 pm 
Updated: Jun. 29, 2010 3:51 am
Following on from my last blog about the word differences between US English and British English I thought I would carry the blog on to include some Cockney Rhyming Slang. Rhyming slang I guess is a form of slang both written and spoken in English, where a word is replaced by a rhyming… MORE
 
 
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
 
 
Apr. 13, 2010 6:03 pm 
Updated: Jun. 6, 2010 5:33 am
If I was to ask you the question what is the most popular food in England? You would more than likely answer Fish and Chips, Roast Beef and Yorkshire pudding or even Sausage and Mash.  I am afraid to tell you that you would be wrong, oh yes, wrong!  The answer is actually Indi MORE
Naan Bread, Wrapped for a hostess gift.
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Indian Style Sheekh Kabab
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Alicia's Aloo Gobi
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Indian Chicken Curry (Murgh Kari)
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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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