Pramod's Bake Wednesday
Vee presented us with this amazingly designed cake :)
This week we have Sam’s .NET cake … the tomato sauce and mayo cake (jam and cream)
Alek's Cake Day
This Wednesday Aleks made for us; - Carrot cake - Blueberry muffins - and some ginger biscuits! He looks so happy, I think he has found a new calling
Tommy's Thursday Bake
After a sporadic few baking weeks (I need to catch up with things!) we had Tommy bake for us today (Thursday) and get us back on track. He brought us yummy looking Rocky Road/Tiffin blocks of goodness: Thank you Tommy, looking forward to trying them out! That also means the end of this bake Wednesday cycle - next Wednesday we start afresh!
We love Valerie’s turn to bake, because she always brings staaaacks of baked goods. She told us: From left to right on the table next to my desk so I can keep an eye on who is eating what and how many: - Petites Madeleines - Palets Bretons - Biscuits aux amandes et zest de citron poudres de chocholat blanc She’s so good to us. I currently have a...
First bake of the year
Happy new year bakers! The first bake of the year came from Joe, div head, who brought us mega delicious banana bread made with buttermilk. Squidgy and yummy, the bananas are definitely one of my 5 a day… and one of the guys asked if there was rum in it, so it’s potentially a boozy bake! Winner. Thanks Joe!
Vlad's first bake
This week, we had Vlad baking for us - his first Bake Wednesday. After doing the typical new-guy-at-work thing, and playing down his baking skills, he brought us chocolate muffins and “something made out of pastry and apples”. Excellent breakfast, one of my five a day! Thanks Vlad!
Christmas themed or just an excuse to bake with...
Last week (yes, I’m a week late, I was ill last week) we had Steve baking for us. I can’t remember if this is Steve’s first or second bake, but he didn’t disappoint - he made us spiced rum chocolate brownies. Now, you all know where I stand on booze in breakfast treats (big fan.. big big fan), so these were delicious, right up my street. Even more so if you follow...
Matt's extravagant bake
This Wednesday we had Matt G baking for us. I’ll let him tell the story… Yea I could have baked Black Forest gâteau, some fancy flavoursome cheesecake, or even Christmas pudding… but no, I wanted to do something special, something that brings back memories of times gone by, and makes everyone feel all warm and gooey inside on this snowy winters morning… After hours spent...
Festive Bake Wednesday
This week was my (Kat) turn to bake, and after the Reading Room Christmas trip to Paris, and a weekend of festive activities, I was feeling super Christmassy - and craving mince pies! So I decided to make mince pies with a cheeky addition of apples and cherries, and then I remembered there are some people out there who dislike mince pies (and I in turn dislike them) so I decided to make lemon...
Week 3 of boozy bakes
This week was Zoe’s turn to bake for us, she brought us a delicious pear and mincement crumble cake, and mini almond cakes with a good glug of booze in them. Lightheated by 10.30am, I’m officially a lightweight. Both are really really tasty, and the mincemeat has got me feeling somewhat festive.. maybe its the booze too.. hic. Thanks Zoe!
Guinness for breakfast
This week’s bake was Dan, he brought us an absolutely brilliant looking Guinness cake. I’m privately worried that it might get me drunk again, or it might work as a hair of the dog style fixer. Either way, this smells so good. Off to nab some now! Thanks Dan! :)
Boozy banana bread
This week, in cold grey London, Chao has baked for us - banana bread. It smells really good, and I reckon it’s just what we need - comfort food for autumn! Chao emailed us saying: Just did some banana cakes with Rum soaked dried grapes. It does not rise very high though. But tastes good! Thanks Chao!
Dom's First Bake
This week is the turn of Dom - his first bake at Reading Room. He’s made Rocky Road muffins and then mysteriously disappeared off to a meeting. Can’t guarantee there’ll be any left when you come back! Thanks Dom, they look yum!
Brownie Bake Wednesday
When describing his bake, Matt told us about all of the sugar, butter, chocolate etc etc good stuff that went into it - I think he was trying to tell us how unhealthy it was, but the 600 grams of raspberries in there made me realise it is in fact one or more of my five a day. Winner! So here are Matt’s chocolate and raspberry brownies, the squidgiest loveliest things ever! Yum,...
Sugar-free honey-filled Bake Thursday
This week was Sam’s turn to bake for us - Bake Thursday it is! Sam assures us this honey spongy delicious cake is sugar free, I’m fickle enough to believe him because it is so good, that I want more. Yummm, thanks Sam!
Biggest cake on Earth
This week Giovanni baked for us - chocolate and pear cake. He informed us: for those who don’t like alcohol, the pears are cooked in wine! It also happens to be the biggest cake in the world, possibly. Suffice to say, the office smells delicious. What are we thinking, beverage-wise for this beauty? Tea or coffee? Looks brilliant! Thanks Giovanni :)
Since I missed out on David’s Bake Wednesday, I’m determined to get in on the action this week, and Alex has brought us 2 platefuls of berry pastries. Fruits, berries, jam, they sound yum! Time to get some coffee and nibble our way through Wednesday! Yum, thanks Alex!
Raspberry and Peach Cake
Being new to the division doesn’t exempt you from bake Wednesday, fresh face David has baked us a raspberry and peach pie. In David’s words: “Its Raspberry and Peach cake - with an apricot glaze. Never made it before, I don’t even like raspberries!” Thanks David!
This week, we had Rebecca bake for us - 2 banana and walnut cakes. This. Tastes. Amazing. And it was all gone in seconds - I stepped out of the room for mere minutes and one slice was left. Hungry London 1 + delicious cake = happy campers. Yum! Thanks Rebecca! This was also the end of the current round of bakers, we’ve started afresh, with the egg-of-destiny full of names - next week...
Patisserie Valerie encore!
After a Bank Holiday Monday, Tuesday’s always feel a bit weird and out of place. The best cure for that? Bake Wednesday! On Tuesday! Which feels like Monday! Today Valerie brought us indulgent goodies in the form of a classic cherry clafoutis, and an experimental but delicious looking gateau a l’ananas. Amazing, thanks Valerie!
So yesterday we had Sharon bring us a whole host of goodies, but she decided it wasn’t enough, and surprised with a yummy Bake Thursday treat of raspberry and pecan muffins! They look awesome, thanks Sharon!
Quick 'n' easy Bake Wednesday
This week Sharon brought us a a feast of treats - homemade cookies ‘n’ cream lolliops, and Yorkshire-made Brack, Plum bread, two different types of biscuits and peanut brittle. A delicious sugar overload, I fully approve! Thanks so much Sharon!
Fastest cakes in the world
This week’s Bake Wednesday comes from Jay, who made us scones and brought clotted cream and jam. Très elegant! So delicious! Thanks Jay!
This week’s bake Wednesday is from Charles, who baked us brownies and brought custard to go with them. Ladies, I’m sorry, he’s taken. But.. just look at that pose. He wanted 3 photos. Anyway, they smell yummmm, thanks Charles!
Pech Sreda (Russian Bake Weds)
This week’s bake came from Aleksej, who made an Eastern European szarlotka - Charlotte cake, which is apple cake! (but with apples and pears). Really authentic, it’s delicious. Thanks Alex!
Sunny bake Wednesday
This week’s bake is straight from Tommy, who brought us TWO lemon cakes. This guy knows how to win friends, clearly. Lovely and light, it’s a perfect morning treat in this suuuper hot weather. Tommy did us proud! Thanks Tommy!
Joe does Bake Thursday
This week’s bake was Joe, continuing the Thursday trend. He brought us flapjacks, and in his own words: Right so I had a go at baking some Flap Jacks. Basically I couldn’t work out what I wanted to make and I thought – what do I like! Turn’s out they are the simplest thing in the universe to make. I’m never eating them again though now I know how much butter and sugar...
This week was my week (Kat!), but owing to various hungry housemates, its a day late. Bake Thursday is peach and raspberry cakes, adapted from a Polish recipe by my Polish mama. No picture of me, cos I don’t photograph well (thats my line, I’m sticking to it). Thanks Kat! (yes, I thanked myself.. it’s just how we roll).
Wednesday July 4th saw Chao bring us baked treats - his Pacman cake (3 quarters of a carrot cake, making the shape of Pacman, and an “experimental” lemon cake). Looks excellent, I’m off to nab some… See, Pacman! Thanks Chao! (p.s. next week is me [Kat] and I’m already nervous, ohnoes!)
Not baked, not Wednesday
Monday morning was a surprise for us in that Pramod did his Bake Wednesday a couple of days early, and it wasn’t baked - he brought us a south Indian dish, Idli with coconut chutney and samber. Take my word for it, the flavours in this are amazing. Great job, thanks Pramod!
Oaty raisin chocolate cookies
Wednesday 20th of June - walking into the office to be greeted by the smell of Matt’s bake Wednesday - fresh oaty raisin chocolate cookies was just superb. Everyday should smell so good. Thanks Matt!
Scrummy yummy carrot cake
Wednesday 13th of June had Zoe treating us to amazing cake that indeed lives up to its name (Scrummy yummy carrot cake!) - fresh from the fridge, it was cool and refreshing. Brilliant baking! Thanks Zoe!
Honey and walnut cake and, erm, mushrooms
Wednesday 6th of June saw Sam’s first bake Wednesday - he brought us delicious honey and walnut cake (which I’m still waiting for the recipe for, ahem) and.. mushrooms. Not being a mushroom fan, I was dubious, but these badboys were a good surprise! Thanks Sam!
Chocolate cake with sprinkles
A simple classic from Dan today with his Chocolate cake with sprinkles accompanied by satellite cup cakes. In Dan’s words “Sorry I ran out of frosting after the mothership cake”. Thanks Dan!
This week Valarie has made us an amazing selection of French desserts: “On the menu today Tarte aux pommes Marbré Gateau au citron (gluten free … Louis please join for this one J) Enjoy!”
Rocky Road / Fridge cake
Tommy has lovingly prepared a rocky road for us this week. Tommy says: “I think the best way to sum up this ‘creation’ is Tough Rocky Road. Unfortunately the football was on TV so I had to split my attention to detail over both. Good luck!”
This week Diane was up, and delivered with chocolate, orange and hazelnut flavoured biscotti. Perfect with coffee :) Thanks Diane!
This time round Zoe made a lemon cake and a banana and cranberry tea loaf. Thanks!
This week Giovanni was up to the challenge. “Original Italian tiramisu for you to enjoy!” Thanks!
This week Choa made Freshly baked Dorayaki with honey egg and red bean sauce: Thanks!
Pramod's wada pav
For this Wednesday Pramod made wada pav, also know as Indian Burgers. Thanks!
For this week Mark made some treacle tarts. He tried to avoid the camera, but no-one can escape… Thanks!
Joe made a classic Victorian sponge cake. Thanks Joe!
Bahareh's cookies and cakes
Bahareh made chocolate chip cookies and cup cakes this week. Thanks!
London1 took part in pancake day. Thanks to Valerie for the pancakes themselves and others for supplying the juice and toppings. Onto the pics: Thanks all!
Hannah's Tiffin and Biscuits
This week Hannah has made Heart shaped Chocolate Biscuits (recipe courtesy of ex L1 Lance) and some Tiffin. As usual Hannah loved having her photo taken: Thanks Hannah!
Sharon's Carrot Cake
Sharon made Jamie Oliver Carrot Cake with lime mascarpone icing Thanks!
Paul's Rainbow Cakes
This month I made rainbow cakes to kick off LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans) History Month, if you’re interested you can view a summarised timeline » here « Onto the pics: After I finished making them my kitchen looked like the aftermath of a clown orgy :/ Enjoy!