My first real challenge: Mary Berry’s treacle tart with woven lattice top

The History Treacle Tart is odd.  It doesn’t have any treacle in it! Treacle Tart’s key ingredient is actually Golden Syrup, which makes this delightfully British desert, fairly young, as it was only “invented” with the advent of the gold … Continue reading

Mary Berry’s Tarte au Citron

The History I must admit, I have really struggled with finding the origin of this recipe.  No amount of support from Twitter has been able to support either. Thanks go to my friend Jane, who found a couple of French websites as … Continue reading

Classic crème caramel

  The History Crème caramel is, in essence, a custard dessert made with whipped cream eggs and topped with caramel.  Whilst, we traditionally think of it as a French dessert, there are actually a number of different variations, with different names. … Continue reading

Mary Berry’s perfect Victoria Sandwich

The History Anna, the Duchess of Bedford, one of Queen Victoria’s ladies-in-waiting, is credited as the creator of teatime. Because the noon meal had become skimpier, the Duchess suffered from “a sinking feeling” at about four o’clock in the afternoon. … Continue reading

A Humble Bake Challenge

A Humble Bake Challenge

Accompany me on my baking voyage of discovery, as I work my way through all of the technical challenges set during 3 seasons The Great British Bake Off. Check out my new “A Humble Bake Challenge homepage” to see what … Continue reading