Tag Archives: Baking

Brownie Truffle topped with homemade Salted Caramel

“Mmmm”. “Oh God”.  “I will die”.  “Die-abetes, you mean”.  Just a few of the choice phrases uttered through mouthfuls of chocolate by friends and colleagues on trying these morsels. This take on a brownie is so rich that a slab baked on a Monday should last until Sunday, disappearing one sticky slither at a time […]

Triple Raspberry Pavlova

Triple Raspberry Pavlova I really need to persuade Ben and David to write more frequently about BBQ beef ribs, the perfect mole sauce and other delicious umami things like that.  Any munchmun.ch reader would think we’re trying to give them diabetes.  Oh well, here is a pavlova recipe I’ve been working on over the last […]

Custard Cream Biscuits

Custard Cream Biscuits I can’t remember why I decided to try and make a batch of custard creams.  I think I caught sight of the lovely Hope & Greenwood confectionary cookbook on my Amazon recommendations (I haven’t bought it yet if you’d like to send a copy my way) and was overwhelmed with nostalgia for […]

Cakes (in jars)

This is the most excited I have been about baking for at least a fortnight… I can’t recall when I first thought of the idea of cakes in jars, but it may have had something to do with receiving the lovely Meg Rivers catalogue and being introduced to the concept of postal cake.  I found […]

Prep for SF: red velvet cake

In EXACTLY one month we’ll be heading to San Francisco with the aim of munchmun.ching all that Ben’s fair city has to offer. In the meantime I thought I’d prepare for the trip by baking an all-American classic cake, using my new US cup measures and employing a traditional stateside frosting method (ie plonk on […]


Brownies – and the content thereof – is a subject of much ongoing debate.  A friend on Twitter recently asked for a good recipe and received a number of wildly differing recommendations.  Some people vehemently argue the case for the use of 75% cocoa solids chocolate, others fight the corner for the addition of fruit or […]

Knockout Lemon Tart

Regular readers of this blog will realise that while I love cooking in general, creating puddings, sweets and bakes is what really gives me my culinary kicks.  Almost a year since my first visit, I’ll soon be heading back to Leith’s School of Food and Wine.  This time it’s courtesy of my best friend (and devout […]


These days, I’m getting more and more adventurous with my cooking.  Not just with what I eat, but with what I buy and how I cook it.  This may well stem from recently receiving two cookbooks as presents that are poles apart when it comes to the ingredients required and the skills needed to create […]

Dying Baking (Eric RIP)

A followup on baking the first loaf with Eric the natural starter, where not all went to plan. Supplemented by a successful recipe for Beer Bread, made with a local IPA.

Living Baking

I attend a lab all about cultivating your own bread yeast, by creating and regularly feeding a natural, flavour-filled bread starter. Perhaps unsurprisingly, it turns out there’s quite a bit to it.