Category Teatime

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 […]