• Baking Recipes,  From the books,  Nigella Lawson,  Simple cakes

    So I bought a pack of marzipan, Part 1

    While I was walking around Rustan’s Supermarket one time I was drawn towards the very pretty Waitrose shelf. I guess it couldn’t be helped. Everything on that shelf is soooo prettily packaged, though admittedly it does not fall under the affordable category. Yet my eyes were captured by this shiny gold foil that stuck out like the proverbial sore thumb. Little did I know this golden block would make me feel like I hit the jackpot in more ways than one. Marzipan, folks. I had finally found an ingredient I did not imagine I was going to be able to get my hands on anytime soon.

  • Baking Recipes,  Brownies & Bars,  The Breakfast Bin

    Bakewell Slices for an almondy mood

    My week is finally winding down. With just little bits of business left to tie up, I’ve managed to squeeze in some time to write about these lovely bars. These bars, as you might have guessed, is based on the English Bakewell Tarts, which is something I have yet to try. (If anybody knows a good recipe for the tarts, please do link away!) I actually made this quite some time ago but had planned to share it only after trying the tarts. Unfortunately I haven’t had the chance to make them, but it would be such a shame to keep these bars to myself for so long. These bars…