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Easter Cookies

Easter is a time of chocolate as we gift one another with chocolate eggs & treats. Each year I like to make my own chocolate eggs to give to friends & family, these do usually come in the form of my own Easter fried eggs however (me & chocolate moulds do not get on).  With …

Iced Pistachio Biscuits

It’s not often that this happens but every now & again, I do like to make something pretty. Something iced, patterned or bejewelled with a thousand sprinkles. I’m quite a lazy decorator, I usually just opt for a drizzle of something & a sprinkle of seeds, buts or petals but when the occasion calls for …

Gingerbread Biscuits

Gingerbread is synonymous with the festive season & whilst the term ‘gingerbread’ is given to a broad range of sweets, I think most of us picture a crunchy, spiced biscuit. We’ve been making gingerbread biscuits since the 15h century here in Europe, primarily made using spices, ginger & treacle. Whilst early gingerbread was made as …

Pistachio & Pansy Shortbread

Curiouser and curiouser… one of my favourite garden flowers each year are the pansies. One of the first pops of colour to appear in the springtime, I love the variety of colours that these baby-faced little beauties add, they’re excellent in borders, in baskets & on my plate. If I had to pinpoint my love …

Double Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies

There aren’t many thing’s in life that can’t be improved with a little peanut butter. Be it chunky or smooth, spread thickly on toast or dolloped into a bowl of porridge… this sweet, salty, nutty spreads uses have no bounds. No self-respecting pantry should be without a jar peanut butter, smooth or chunky, it doesn’t …

Caraway Shortbread

“Pop the kettle on” , a sentence I’m sure has been said much more widely & frequently since lockdown began, at least it has in this house! Our tea consumption is off the chart (I genuinely think that my body has slowly become immune to caffeine over the years!) & tea biscuits have become somewhat of …

Maple Pecan Biscuits

Bring on the hot beverages! Strong, spiced, sweetened coffee, luxurious cream & marshmallow topped hot chocolates & of course my reliable, beloved cup of tea. It’s getting cold & dark outside which means that I am ready to hibernate & survive on ample comfort food & tea until the new year. Milk, sugar, honey or …

Earl Grey Biscotti

Culture Collaboration Sometimes all you need in life is a little pause, a break or respite from the everyday. Being British this usually means taking time to enjoy a cup of tea & a biscuit (or three). Tea & biscuits can help all sorts…  it’s a little bit naughty & indulgent,  it’s a moment of …