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Pignoli - makes approximately 25 cookies

Posted by me on December 20, 2020 at 3:55 AM Comments comments (199)

These decadent  little pine nut studded crisp/chewy cookies with a hint of citrus and heady almonds, hail from the south of Italy and the island of Sicily. They are a staple  in every bakery and are the absolutely perfect mid morning sweet treat with a strong cup of espresso or to enhance your festive sweets and treats at Christmas time...They make lovely little gifts, just pop into an airt...

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Fab-u-loso Florentines (makes 16)

Posted by me on October 18, 2020 at 3:05 PM Comments comments (192)

There is something utterly decadent about a Florentine, buttery/crisp yet chewy and full to the brim with nuts and juicy fruit. If a cookie could be described as sexy it would surely be this French frivolity with its little chocolate bottom ❤️ Just remember to put them in a safe place ( preferably hard to get to) because once you start mun...

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Cappuccino hazelnut biscotti

Posted by me on June 7, 2020 at 11:55 AM Comments comments (95)

Today is the sort of day, for curling up on the sofa with a good book, a mug of frothy coffee and something yummy to dunk... the king of dunkers has to be a biscotti ❤️ It's crisp enough to suck up just the right amount of coffee, with just the right balance of chocolatey sweetness to satisfy the tastebuds. Heaven in every crunchy bite ...

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Kitchen sink cookies

Posted by me on May 8, 2020 at 2:55 PM Comments comments (139)

If there was a cookie that could tell the story of my life, it would be this this delicious recipe. Never sophisticated, it's an honest to goodness, no frills chunky morsel that just brings a smile to your face. I have called it a kitchen sink cookie because it really does have everything in but the kitchen sink. Choose whatever goodies you want to flav...

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Melting Momemts - makes 30

Posted by me on April 26, 2020 at 4:40 PM Comments comments (100)

When I was in Junior school in Aldershot, Hampshire, I used to bake cakes and cookies and fry chips, selling them for a few pence to the neighbourhood kids... all whilst my parents were at work! I was so frightened of setting the house on fire that I never cooked the chips fully, they were barely brown, mostly hard but drenched in salt and vinegar and s...

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Anzac Biscuits -makes 30

Posted by me on April 26, 2020 at 4:35 PM Comments comments (88)

April 25th is Anzac Day, A day of remembrance of the brave Australian and New Zealand soldiers that gave their lives for their country as well as ours in the Gallipoli campaign of WW1 . It’s widely thought that these gorgeous chewy biscuits were sent to the men, on the supply ships, because they travelled so well but there is actually no evidence ...

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3-2-1 shortbread

Posted by me on April 20, 2020 at 9:30 AM Comments comments (94)

My gorgeous grandson and granddaughter love making these simple cookies with their mummy, bake up a batch and make memories with your little ones ❤️❤️❤️

300g plain flour

200g butter or block margarine

100g sugar - granulated or caster

1 teaspoon vanilla essence  - you can change the ...

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Bangin Brandy snaps

Posted by me on April 20, 2020 at 4:55 AM Comments comments (103)

Brandy snaps

110g butter or block margarine

110g granulated sugar

110g golden syrup

110g plain flour

1 heaped teaspoon ground ginger

Pinch salt

Place the butter, sugar and golden syrup into a small saucepan and put onto a very low heat. Stir constantly, feeling the bottom of the pan with a wooden spoon. You want...

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Orange and hazelnut biscotti

Posted by me on October 31, 2016 at 9:15 AM Comments comments (94)

Biscotti- are Italian cookies which literally translates into ‘twice baked’ and are one of the tastiest and simplest biscuits to bake as well as making a wonderful gift when placed into a pretty glass jar or cellophane bag tied with ribbon or raffia.

A ‘good’ biscotti should be crunchy but not teeth breaking or jaw crunchi...

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Grasmere Gingerbread

Posted by me on October 9, 2016 at 11:55 AM Comments comments (101)

An hour’s drive away up the M6 motorway from the Market town of Chorley in Lancashire (where I live) is the beautiful Cumbrian village of Grasmere, nestled amoungst the hills and mountains of some of the most picturesque scenery in the English Lake district. It is Famous for two things, the Poet William Wordsworth who lived in the village for four...

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Cheddar Cheese and seeded Oaty Crispbreads

Posted by me on October 29, 2015 at 12:35 AM Comments comments (93)

If you think that Crispbreads are the cardboard tasting, diet induced slices of 'nothingness' then you really need to wrap your gnashers around homemade cheddar and multi seeded oaty crispbreads inspired by delicious Smorgasbord breads from Scandinavia, because there is absolutely nothing bland or cardboard like about these crisp, seed packed and tasty littl...

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Swedish inspired Chocolate and oat cookies

Posted by me on October 28, 2015 at 6:40 AM Comments comments (99)

Every now and then I manage to persuade my poor other half that we really need to spend a spare Sunday traipsing around a very large Swedish furniture store with hundreds of other like minded couples buying lots of stuff that ( actually in truth) we really dont need and then trying to ram it all in our car like a giant Tetris pu...

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Cinnamon and honey cracker S'Mores

Posted by me on August 10, 2015 at 4:05 AM Comments comments (196)

I am off on my holidays tomorrow to our favourite city on the planet, Las Vegas, Nevada in the good old USA (11,8,2015) and thought I would share the baking I indulged in yesterday in honour of our little excursion across the Atlantic... These bad boys are a cross between an English Digestive biscuit        ( boring!) a Rich tea bisc...

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Goosnargh Biscuits

Posted by me on July 26, 2015 at 3:50 PM Comments comments (98)

Makes approximately 20

Lancashire is rightly proud of its baking heritage and some of the delicious cakes and biscuits that originate in the county (probably to cheer the inhabitants up from having to live with the wet and windy climate for most of the year!)

Near to the City of Preston is a small pretty village with the quaint name of Goosn...

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Charamallo biscuits

Posted by me on March 22, 2015 at 5:50 AM Comments comments (0)


Makes 30

There is something quite comforting about the humble marshmallow, little pillows of billowing squidgeyness in soft pastel shades that entice you with the silent promise of biting into a cloud of vanilla and sugary goodness. Wagon Wheel biscuits were a favourite childhood treat and seemed to fill my chubby little hands like a giant toy F...

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Lemon and blueberry cookies

Posted by me on November 25, 2014 at 3:50 PM Comments comments (98)

Lemon and butter goodness in one delicious mouthful with a dusting of sugar and a drizzle of chocolate, these scrummy cookies make a lovely little gift when bagged up in cellophane bags tied with some festive ribbon... or you can simply make a batch and munch them hamster style :) x

What you need

300g plain flour plus...

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Scottish seedy, cheesy oatcakes (makes at least 15)

Posted by me on October 29, 2014 at 2:15 PM Comments comments (100)

In 1755 Samuel Johnson in his famous dictionary of the English language quoted rather unkindly to the staple diet of Scots (oats) as “a grain, which in England is generally given to horses, but in Scotland supports the people’ to which Patrick Murray, 5th Lord Elibank of East Lothian replied ‘yes and where would you see such horses and such...

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Cheesy Sneezies

Posted by me on October 23, 2014 at 9:55 AM Comments comments (97)

Makes 12

The first time I ever made these biscuits I ended up knocking the dried mustard powder everywhere, triggering a humungous sneezing attack, so rather than calling them something boring such as ‘seeded cheesy biscuits’ I decided to name them in honour of their first tumultuous baking in this world.

Perfect with drinks, they ...

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Spooky gingerbread mummies

Posted by me on October 21, 2014 at 6:00 AM Comments comments (97)

These adorable cookie mummies are the perfect treat for Halloween and can easily be made by small hands using very little equipment, so what are you waiting for? Grab a bowl and mix up a batch of gingerbread cookie dough.... Happy Halloween x

Makes approximately 12 (depending on the size of your cutter)

What you need

350g ...

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Bourbon biscuits

Posted by me on April 20, 2014 at 10:15 AM Comments comments (98)

I cannot imagine anything more British than sitting with your feet up on the sofa, watching slushy soap operas with a steaming mug of tea and a biscuit or three and these traditional Bourbon biscuits fit the bill perfectly, the only decision that has to be made is whether to dunk or not to dunk…..

Bourbon biscuits (or Bourbon creams) originated i...

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