Orange scones with a little chocolate
Baking / Breads / chocolate / For two / No yeast baking / Small batch / Sweet / vegetarian

Orange scones with a little chocolate

American-style scones, light, buttery, bright with orange zest. I like them with a big mug of tea, please. This post was inspired by Welcome to Nightvale, my favourite podcast. It’s a cosy yet unsettling podcast about a desert town somewhere in the U.S., where Nightvale’s happening are narrated by the smooth-voiced community radio host Cecil Palmer. In spite … Continue reading

Black sesame & honey no knead brioche braid (small batch)
Baking / Breads / halloween / holidays / Recipes / vegetarian

Black sesame & honey no knead brioche braid (small batch)

A truly low-effort and completely buttery brioche with swirls of toasted black sesame, all lightly sweetened with honey. Oh, England, what happened to the sun? I enjoy this weather in its own way, though. It’s not too cold where I am. The rain is long, but soft and gentle. By the time I got round to baking … Continue reading

Seven Spoons’ sugar buns: easy flaky danish pastry, spices, and brown butter
Baking / Bonfire night / Breads / Christmas (and leftovers) / dessert / holidays / Pies and tarts / Recipes / Sweet / vegetarian

Seven Spoons’ sugar buns: easy flaky danish pastry, spices, and brown butter

Well, it’s Halloween this month. Even if the current weather varies between muggy and miserable stark pallor rather than bright colours and crisp air, I’m determined to give myself fully to autumn. I drink hot chocolate in the evenings. I’ve knitted quite a few things for my friends and myself. The other day I ate a whole … Continue reading

Rhubarb and orange swirly buns (with optional rose-orange glaze) – tart, ugly, endearing
Baking / Breads / Recipes / vegetarian

Rhubarb and orange swirly buns (with optional rose-orange glaze) – tart, ugly, endearing

January has so far seen many, many failures. These buns are the result of learning and succeeding. I bequeath them to you: a perfect balance of sweet and tart swirled into rich, tender dough. The icing is a bonus. You don’t have to have it, but I’d recommend it. These are adapted from Deb’s cranberry … Continue reading