Author Archives: The Cornish Exile

Chocolate hazelnut custard muffins

You might remember that a couple of weeks ago I posted about my go at making Dan Lepard’s “best chocolate muffin you’ll ever eat” using his chocolate custard muffins recipe. I said then that they were nearly perfect, but I … Continue reading

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Brown sugar chocolate cake

I’m a little bit embarrassed to be posting this one. I know that the proof of the pudding is in the eating, but not only is this an appalling photo with which to demonstrate one’s labours, but the cake didn’t … Continue reading

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Peanut chilli bread (mark 2)

A while back, I posted about Dan Lepard’s peanut chilli bread. This weekend I remade the bread, but used all white flour, substituted roasted cashews for the peanuts, and baked it in a loaf tin. Unfortunately the result isn’t a … Continue reading

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Sweet saffron fruit buns

Later this week I’m heading back to Cornwall for a little holiday, and to get me back into the mood I thought I’d make some saffron buns. Saffron used to be grown in Cornwall, but as far as I can … Continue reading

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Buttermilk baps

Dan Lepard’s recipe for buttermilk baps has become my default bread recipe. I’ve made some changes to the original, tripling the amount of wholemeal flour and reducing the white flour accordingly, slightly reducing the butter, and I almost always use … Continue reading

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Pirate ship pound cake

Coming from Penzance, it was only natural that a party to celebrate the ending of my exams would be pirate themed. We had about 15 people over for the evening, which provided a great opportunity for preparing a buffet of … Continue reading

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Cinnamon buns

I saw this recipe for cinnamon buns on the Guardian’s website, and immediately added them to my to-bake list. Today I got around to actually baking them. The dough rose spectacularly in the bowl while rising, doubling in size in … Continue reading

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