TheBritishBaker Blog at Allrecipes.com (6/2010)

TheBritishBaker

 
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
 
 
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
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Jun. 5, 2010 12:31 pm 
Updated: Jun. 13, 2010 7:26 am
British Dining Etiquette I have been thinking about a new blog topic for a little while now, I wanted something that was food related but did not actually include any food dishes.  It also had to reflect my personality and of course my British heritage. The British are know MORE
 
 
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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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