TheBritishBaker Blog at Allrecipes.com (9/2010)

TheBritishBaker

 
Sep. 28, 2010 5:35 pm 
Updated: Nov. 5, 2010 6:43 am
For this blog I decided to do something different.  I thought it might be fun to cook my way through the alphabet (although I may struggle to find suitable recipes for my family to enjoy with some letters) but of course we will see how we go!  Pretty sure there will be other blogs MORE
Apple Streusel Crumb Pie
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Apple & Blackberry Streusel Crumb Pie
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Cream Cheese Apple Muffins
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Pecan Apple Coffee Cake
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Sep. 13, 2010 6:27 am 
Updated: Sep. 29, 2010 6:45 am
How many of you like me are playing the waiting game?  I submitted a variety of my favorite recipes to AR for publication and for the past year I have been sitting waiting patiently, and hoping that they would get published. Each new week seems to bring a variety of new recipes… MORE
Mint Choc Chip Biscotti
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Bread Machine TRADITIONAL Hot Cross Buns
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Bread Machine TRADITIONAL Hot Cross Buns
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Apple Streusel Crumb Pie
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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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