• Rising to the Berry http://www.risingtotheberry.blogspot.com/

    Follow my blog as I bake my way through all of the 218 recipes from Mary Berry's 'Baking Bible'. I will try to make several things each week (mostly at weekends). I will write up how I got on and include a photograph of the finished result on my blog during the week. :-)


  • American Chocolate Wedding Cake

    American Chocolate Wedding Cake

    Recipe Number Two Hundred Nineteen: Page 143.So here it is, my final recipe from Mary Berry's Baking Bible - and what a cake to finish on! A three tier... Read more

    Posted on 20 August 2012 FOOD & DRINK
  • Gateau Saint Honoré

    Gateau Saint Honoré

    Recipe Number Two Hundred Eighteen: Page 157. This recipe has terrified me from day one; so much so that it almost singlehandedly put me off the whole idea... Read more

    Posted on 20 August 2012 FOOD & DRINK
  • Iced Lemon Traybake

    Iced Lemon Traybake

    Recipe Two Hundred Seventeen: Page 174. I adore anything lemony and I'm also a huge fan of Mary's easy peasy traybakes. I had high hopes for this cake and... Read more

    Posted on 16 August 2012 FOOD & DRINK
  • Chocolate Mousse Cake

    Chocolate Mousse Cake

    Recipe Number Two Hundred Sixteen It is pretty clear when a recipe spans two pages that it won't be a five minute job. Even Mary mentions in her recipe... Read more

    Posted on 13 August 2012 FOOD & DRINK
  • Angel Sponge Cheesecake

    Angel Sponge Cheesecake

    Recipe Number Two Hundred Fifteen: Page 376. I felt a little sad that this was to be my last cheesecake from the Baking Bible. I'm a sucker for a buttery... Read more

    Posted on 08 August 2012 FOOD & DRINK
  • Doboz Torte

    Doboz Torte

    Recipe Number Two Hundred Fourteen: Page 155. Some things in life can't be put off forever and this was one of those instances! I've tried to ignore this... Read more

    Posted on 02 August 2012 FOOD & DRINK
  • Sponge Christening Cake

    Sponge Christening Cake

    Recipe Number Two Hundred Thirteen: Page 149. Although Mary's sponge is suggested for a Christening, there's no reason why it shouldn't be enjoyed at any... Read more

    Posted on 30 July 2012 FOOD & DRINK
  • Fairy Cakes

    Fairy Cakes

    Recipe Number Two Hundred Twelve: Page 113.I must confess that I've put this recipe off for some time. I've nothing against fairy cakes as such but the... Read more

    Posted on 23 July 2012 FOOD & DRINK
  • Tiny Fruit Cakes

    Tiny Fruit Cakes

    Recipe Number Two Hundred Eleven: Page 145. I love the idea of small individual cakes. They'd surely make an ideal gift for loved ones. However, I was... Read more

    Posted on 19 July 2012 FOOD & DRINK
  • Mushroom & Garlic - Stuffed Picnic Loaf

    Mushroom Garlic Stuffed Picnic Loaf

    Recipe Number Two Hundred Ten: Page 296. I've been waiting for a suitably hot and sunny day to make this picnic loaf. I had visions of us tucking into... Read more

    Posted on 16 July 2012 FOOD & DRINK
  • Date and Walnut Traybake

    Date Walnut Traybake

    Recipe Number Two Hundred and Nine - Page 188.This is my last traybake recipe from the Baking Bible. I felt rather sad as I love Mary’s traybakes. Read more

    Posted on 12 July 2012 FOOD & DRINK
  • Lavender Biscuits

    Lavender Biscuits

    Recipe Number Two Hundred Eight: Page 206. I've been waiting patiently for the lavender to burst into flower so that I can make these biscuits. On my daily... Read more

    Posted on 10 July 2012 FOOD & DRINK
  • Chocolate Ganache Petits Fours

    Chocolate Ganache Petits Fours

    Recipe Number Two Hundred Seven: Page 219.I wanted to make these little treats with my mother-in-law in mind. She really enjoys chocolate liqueurs and, as... Read more

    Posted on 05 July 2012 FOOD & DRINK
  • Nusskuchen


    Recipe Number Two Hundred Six: Page 153.This German cake can be found within the pages of the 'Special Cakes' section. Mary says that Nusskuchen comes in man... Read more

    Posted on 02 July 2012 FOOD & DRINK
  • Chocolate, Brandy and Ginger Cheesecake

    Chocolate, Brandy Ginger Cheesecake

    Recipe Number Two Hundred Five: Page 374.This recipe sounded interesting with such a variety of flavours. The accompanying photograph made my mouth water... Read more

    Posted on 28 June 2012 FOOD & DRINK
  • Mokatines


    Recipe Number Two Hundred Four: Page 167Why, oh why did I leave all the complicated recipes till last? This was the question I repeatedly asked myself when... Read more

    Posted on 25 June 2012 FOOD & DRINK
  • Mini Cakes

    Mini Cakes

    Recipe Number Two Hundred Three: Page 244.This is the last bake from the 'Baking for Children' section. These mini cakes follow Mary's fabulous all-in-one... Read more

    Posted on 14 June 2012 FOOD & DRINK
  • Rich Fruit Cake

    Rich Fruit Cake

    Recipe Number Two Hundred Two: Page 64. Despite being halfway through June, the weather has felt decidedly autumnal this past week. A rich fruit cake seemed... Read more

    Posted on 11 June 2012 FOOD & DRINK
  • Old-Fashioned Seed Cake

    Old-Fashioned Seed Cake

    Recipe Number Two Hundred One: Page 57. To be honest the thought of a seed cake does little to excite me! I'm not the biggest fan of seeds. In my mind they... Read more

    Posted on 07 June 2012 FOOD & DRINK
  • Swiss Wild Strawberry and Walnut Cake

    Swiss Wild Strawberry Walnut Cake

    Recipe Number Two Hundred: Page 169.Wow – I have finally reached my 200th recipe! I think it is safe to say that I have made a LOT of cake in the last year and ... Read more

    Posted on 04 June 2012 FOOD & DRINK