Biscuits & Cookies

Speculaas Cookies

Speculaas Cookies

As Christmas is approaching, I thought I’d share with you this easy recipe for Dutch Speculaas Cookies. Nothing says Christmas more than the scent of sweetly spiced baking drifting through the house, and these simple yet festive cookies are the perfect partner to a mid-morning […]

Oat & Raisin Cookies

Oat & Raisin Cookies

The classic oat and raisin cookie! It’s another vegan treat for you that tastes identical to the original – sweet and crumbly, with just the right amount of chewiness and wholesome oatie texture. Also moreish and dunkable and oh so good with a cup of […]

Squidgy Margarita Cookie Pots (Vegan)

Squidgy Margarita Cookie Pots (Vegan)

Sometimes, things come together so easily it’s like the ye olde pudding gods are shining down and blessing you with good baking fortune. This was one of those times. I recently had some limes left over from making my husband’s annual birthday key lime pie, […]

Salted Caramel Millionaires

Salted Caramel Millionaires

There is something so completely perfect about a millionaire, and I’m not just talking about the George Clooney kind. These classic biscuity bars are so chewy, crumbly and chocolatey – everything you’d want in a sweet treat, really – and the perfect partner to a […]

Mince Pie Cookies

Mince Pie Cookies

December is suddenly here! I must admit I love this festive and kitsch time of year. My birthday also falls in this month, and I really enjoy making our home look like a sparkling Scandinavian grotto for a few weeks. Not forgetting all the magical […]

Summer Holidays Week 4: Pecan Cookies

Summer Holidays Week 4: Pecan Cookies

Ah, week four of the summer holidays. Just about half way through for my daughter, who was among the first to finish nursery and will be one of the last to start reception in September. We’ve been doing a lot of baking (surprise!) including things […]

Summer Holidays Week 2: Cheesy Biscuits

Summer Holidays Week 2: Cheesy Biscuits

With the British summer holiday looking increasingly like October (not that I really mind  – I can’t stand hot weather), I thought it was time for another child-friendly post to while away one rainy afternoon. These savoury snacks might well be child’s play to make, […]

Chocolate Melting Moments aka YoYo Biscuits

Chocolate Melting Moments aka YoYo Biscuits

I’d forgotten all about these bite-size morsels until last year. During one of our many trips to the theatre to see (the outrageously good) Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, my friend James surreptitiously opened up a Tupperware box full of homemade YoYo biscuits, just as the lights […]

Best Ever Chocolate Chip Cookies (Chewy Soft Bake)

Best Ever Chocolate Chip Cookies (Chewy Soft Bake)

Chocolate chip cookies were my first baking obsession. Thanks to a penchant for Pepperidge Farm Montauk cookies (discovered during a trip to Miami), they were the one thing I really wanted to get to grips with when I first became seriously interested in baking. I don’t […]

Welsh Cakes for St David’s Day (Picau ar y Maen am Dydd Gŵyl Dewi)

Welsh Cakes for St David’s Day (Picau ar y Maen am Dydd Gŵyl Dewi)

Making St David’s Day Welsh cakes with my grandmother is one of the few kitchen memories I have of her that doesn’t involve me being actually turfed out of the kitchen. I think an early love of these small, sweetly spiced discs sealed my affection […]