Hot Cross Bun and Butter Pudding

I know you can’t really have ‘leftover’ hot cross buns; they’re always good toasted and buttered, even a couple days old. But if you can no longer justify eating them for breakfast past Easter Monday, or perhaps if you’re looking for an Easter Sunday dessert that doesn’t involve chocolate, this might be just the thing…

Gingerbread Christmas Tree Ornaments

It just isn’t Christmas in our house without gingerbread. This year I am using Stephanie Alexander’s reliably delicious recipe again to create gingerbread Christmas ornaments for my tree and also as gifts for friends. Although I haven’t decorated them yet, I will do that at a more leisurely pace over this weekend. To make the…

Orange Cake by Stephanie Alexander

Ever practical, The Cook’s Companion has always been a reliable source of last-minute solutions, both sweet and savoury. In this instance, I needed a simple cake to whip up to form a part of a more elaborate affair for a baby shower cake. This cake fitted the brief perfectly, used only what I had to…