Category Teatime

(Sort Of) Old School Pound Cake

So I spent a decent part of my January back in London revisiting my old stomping grounds, which is to say alternately buying gourmet doughnuts and haunting the used book stores on Charing Cross Road. On one of these jaunts into the city, my best friend took me to a ridiculously good Filipino ice cream […]

Cinnamon Streusel Coffee Cake Muffins

It’s entirely possible that baking a giant quiche with a homemade crust isn’t something that fits into your plans for the week. It’s also entirely possible that you just don’t like quiche very much, and, if presented, with the opportunity to plan your own ideal Galentines Day brunch, the table would be laden not with […]

Ricotta-Swirled Chocolate Loaf Cake

We’ve come to the end of our 12-recipe exploration of British (or British-tinged) baking, and admittedly I had a different cake planned for the end of this adventure. I thought a Victoria Sponge would be best the way to go out, but given the past week, I just couldn’t bring myself to wax poetic about […]

Two-Bite Chocolate Eclairs

Choux pastry is, obviously, French. It might seem incongruous for a season of British baking, but in my family, eclairs might actually be more synonymous with England than they are with anything across the Channel. First there are the eclairs of my mother’s childhood, from the Savoy Bakery in Chittagong, named for that bastion of […]

Rhubarb and Custard Tart

In my four years in London, I consumed exactly zero custard tarts. There were Bakewell tarts and natas and treacle tarts and Bea’s of Bloomsbury’s Townies — that’s brownie batter baked in a tart shell, for all the times when you’ve looked at a brownie and said, “This dessert needs a coat” — but never […]

Midnight Breakfast Buns

The first time I made these buns, I’d woken up at nine PM from the kind of nap that you can only take after staying up for forty hours straight writing fifteen-thousand words of literary analysis. I can’t explain why I felt the need to make an enriched yeasted dough after a stressful marathon writing […]

Apple-Ginger Spice Cake and an Introduction

This applesauce cake was supposed to be baked and blogged about in January. The recipe as it stood was simple and seemed like the perfect way to¬†ease into the world of food blogging. I had a plan, a theme, and even a timeline: twelve weeks of baking, inspired by the themed weeks on The Great […]