Category: Bake like you mean it

  • Thank Crunchie it’s Cheesecake

    Thank Crunchie it’s Cheesecake

    Crunchies are one of those sweets that seem to have been around forever without changing. They’re still that gorgeous chocloate-coated honeycomb of burnt sugar and they’re still delicious. A friend has just had a birthday and wanted a Crunchie cheesecake… My flavour and ingredient guru was on the case instantly. Make a caramel, burn the…

  • Brown Bread Ice Cream Cheesecake

    Brown Bread Ice Cream Cheesecake

    Most of my best baking has been done following a conversation with my wife. I got in to baking New York Cheesecakes following a request from her to bake one for her birthday. Last night we were talking about family favourite recipes and, as it seems no cookery blog is complete without a long introduction…

  • Nigel, our new doughy overlord

    I don’t usually name doughs. Obviously, a sourdough starter has to have a name (Herman, in this house) but others? Nah, not necessary. But my daughter called this one Nigel and Nigel he will forever be. Nigel is a rich dough. Probably the richest I’ve ever worked with (though, all credit, it was my wife…