Tag: Lent

  • Chocolate orange hot cross buns

    Chocolate orange hot cross buns

    Two years ago I baked hot cross buns. I was immersed in the depths of good old Lent and, thanks to my trusty loophole, I was rubbing my hands together in glee – finally, my Easter weakness was within reach and none of that old, miserly Mr Lent and his habit of distributing guilt attached. […]

  • Lemon mascarpone cake

    Lemon mascarpone cake

    And so, Lent has begun. This year I lengthily considered my options – previously I have given up junk food but, on reflection, I don’t buy junk food so it’s not that great a sacrifice. Crisps and fizzy drinks never strike my fancy… whereas sugar on the other hand… So, naturally, I came to the conclusion […]

  • Hot chocolate fudge sauce

    Hot chocolate fudge sauce

    If there wasn’t a day dedicated to it’s cooking and consumption, how often would anyone make pancakes? And I mean crêpe pancakes – the thin, lacy articles reminiscent of minuscule underwear. We would demolish them while holidaying in France, stuffed with molten cheese and stringy ham, or from the crêperie in the local park with […]

  • Temptation during Lent

    Temptation during Lent

    A couple of years ago I decided to give up cheese for Lent (I know, how utterly foolish). Cheese isn’t as bad for you as a McDonalds everyday – unless you eat the whole block – so my reasoning for this 46 day ban was rather pointless, except I wanted to see if I could do […]