The Bakinglady 

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Mardi Gras King Cake with cream cheese and pecan nuts

Posted by me on July 28, 2015 at 11:15 AM Comments comments (0)

If you happen to visit the city of New Orleans on Shrove Tuesday or Fat Tuesday as it is affectionately known in the USA (Mardi Gras translated from the French means Fat Tuesday….) you will be mesmerised by the vibrancy, loud noise and party atmosphere of the carnival that happens at this time every year

Parades, marching bands, floats and Beautiful girls in the skimpiest of costumes dance to the loud, pulsating...

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Sunkissed tomato and goats cheese sharing bread .... Free from meat

Posted by me on March 29, 2014 at 12:40 AM Comments comments (0)

Making and baking bread has got to be one of the most therapeutic pastimes you can think of.Just kneading the dough releases pent up aggression and emotions and the harder you beat it the more your bread will benefit. When I was going through my divorce many moons ago I used to bake bread on almost a daily basis and within a week or two I was making the softest, lightest dough in the world as I pummelled, bea...

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Char Sui Bao ( Chinese baked pork buns)

Posted by me on February 27, 2014 at 4:40 PM Comments comments (0)

When I go home to my parents in Surrey, no visit would be complete without an excursion to Wing Yips Chinese supermarket and the little instore bakery. They make THE BEST Cantonese pork buns with a sticky sugar glaze and filled with unctuous nuggets of BBQ pork and its been my mission for a long time to create these succulent morsels so I can enjoy them more than once or twice a year.   

Today I finally succ...

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Posted by me on September 21, 2013 at 2:50 PM Comments comments (0)

Long, long ago an Anglo Saxon or two (after they had of course finished marauding and smashing things up) would sit around the fire; drink ale and stuff their little hairy faces with the forefathers of these little pikelets. Unlike pikelets of today they were more like a hard pancake (and there wouldn’t have been any lovely jam or sugar and lemon juice to dollop on the top…. Poor unhappy hairy Anglo Saxons).


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Sticky white chocolate and cranberry iced buns...

Posted by me on October 21, 2011 at 4:00 AM Comments comments (2)

I love baking bread, the smell of it permeating through the house is one of lifes little pleasures and beating seven bells out of the dough is a great stress reliever. My gorgeous hubby on seeing my hand kneading efforts wanted to know why I wasn't using the dough hook on the machine and found it difficult to understand that s...

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