TheBritishBaker Blog at Allrecipes.com (2/2010)

TheBritishBaker

 
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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Feb. 8, 2010 3:19 pm 
Updated: Apr. 1, 2010 5:48 am
Over the last few weeks, I have become addicted to Biscotti, the twice baked Italian cookie.  My husband returned from a recent trip to Italy, totally raving about this cookie that he had been served for dessert over there, dipped in sherry.  It sounded totally decedent so MORE
Mr Darcy at work!
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Crushing the walnuts
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Finish off mixing by hand
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Loaves ready for the oven
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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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