Saturday, December 04, 2021

Weekend Cooking: What I Baked in November

 Welcome to the first Saturday of the month, where I share what I baked during the previous month. 

It feels like I didn't make a lot during November. I really only missed one week, but I have realised that I didn't take many photos so the images for the first two are from the last times I made them!

Creamy Gingernut Cheesecake (recipe) - This is a very easy and very tasty recipe but it always gets good reviews.

Spicy Ginger and Apple Self Saucing Pudding (recipe) - Even though it was November and therefore should have been warm but we had a couple of really cool weekends. Perfect weather for a dinner of soup and self saucing pudding.

Red Velvet Layer  Cake with Raspberry Cream Cheese Frosting - This was my one new recipe for this month and it was a winner! You make the cream cheese frosting with brown sugar which gives it a delicious, almost toffee like flavour. Definitely will be making this one again!

I am not sure what I am going to make during December. I have way too many options so it is almost too hard to pick. I have two Christmas cookie boxes here, plus an indigenous flavoured pavlova kit here to make and I have a sudden desire to make a Paris Brest (choux pastry with a creme patisserie filling). Maybe I will have paralysis by analysis and not actually make a decision.

I am also sharing this post with In My Kitchen, hosted at Sherry's Kitchen.

Weekly Meals

Saturday - Barbecue with friends 
Sunday - Leftovers for barbecues
Monday - Spanish Tuna Pasta Bake
Tuesday - Burgers
Wednesday - Chicken Parma and chips
Thursday -Family dinner
Friday - Takeaway

Weekend Cooking is open to anyone who has any kind of food-related post to share: Book reviews (novel, nonfiction), cookbook reviews, movie reviews, recipes, random thoughts, gadgets, quotations, photographs, restaurant reviews, travel information, or fun food facts. If your post is even vaguely foodie, feel free to grab the button and link up anytime over the weekend. You do not have to post on the weekend. Please link to your specific post, not your blog's home page


  1. I always think of ginger bakes in the fall. By why not for summer too??? Your red velvet cake looks so good.

  2. All your flavor combinations look fabulous! As I say to every cake you present: I wish we could afford the CALORIES!

    best... mae at

  3. November is my biggest cooking/baking month. I'd love to try Creamy Gingernut Cheesecake.

  4. Everything looks wonderful but that ginger cake is really calling to me!

  5. Wow- all of your baking this month look incredible and beautiful. I like the topping on the cheesecake ..

  6. I have to look up ginger nut cookies!

  7. i do love a red velvet cake. thanks for joining us at IMK.

  8. Gorgeous cakes! I usually make bread and rarely bake cakes except for people's birthdays or special occasions at work. I would love to make them more often - the gingernut cheesecake sings to me

  9. Yikes! I forgot to leave a comment saying how delicious it all looked, probably because I read the post when it first came out and decided to comment when I did my own link up, so sorry. The cheesecake is stunning with those lovely berries on top, but I must say what calls my heart is that self saucing pudding cake....