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Back in November, my parents went via the US for my cousins wedding on the beautiful island of Puerto Rico. Unfortunately I couldn’t go as it was during term time and couldn’t take my son out of school nursery, but … Continue reading →
Recently, Millionaires Shortbread was seen not once, but twice in one episode of the Great Sport Relief Bake Off on BBC, baked by both Anita Rani (the eventual winner) and Angela Griffin. This is my take on the classic teatime … Continue reading →
In the summer of 2003 I was sent to Basel in Switzerland to do some work for a customer, and came across these beauties in a store which is somewhat of a local, if not national landmark, Läckerli Huus. On my … Continue reading →
My son wanted to take a snack into his school nursery this week like some of his new friends, rather than have the snack the nursery provide. The rules for snacks brought in to his nursery are that they must be “healthy and not contain nuts”. i thought that flapjack would be a great idea – oats are a slow release energy carbohydrate, and the addition of seeds and dried fruit would also be good. I didn’t want to use the usual staple ingredient of golden syrup in my flapjack, as it can be overpoweringly sweet sometimes, so I remembered back to some oaty, seedy and nutty biscuits I baked for the long commute I used to have before I became a mum, and replaced the traditional golden syrup with maple syrup. Continue reading →
I was rooting round my cupboard this morning, trying to decide what biscuits to make, when I came across some Jelly Tots that my son was given at Christmas. Yes, they were still in date!! Time to do something with them, I thought! I’m also lined up to do some more baking with the children at my sons preschool next week, and needed to come up with an egg-free and dairy-free recipe as there are now some children there with allergies. This is the result of my experimentation this morning!
This recipe makes approximately 35 biscuits, and would work equally well with Smarties (or a dairy free equivalent) instead of Jelly Tots. The biscuits themselves (minus the Jelly Tot bits) are reminiscent in taste and texture to Fox’s Crinkles or Golden CrunchBiscuits. Continue reading →
I took my son up to London on Tuesday for a Pizza Making Session at Fire & Stone in Covent Garden to celebrate the launch of the My Daddy Cooks recipe book. While I was up in Covent Garden, I could not resist the opportunity to pop into Cybercandy on Garrick Street to purchase some American Candy and Marshmallow Fluff. When we got home, I raided the cupboard to make sure I had the ingredients I needed, and this morning, I came up with this recipe, which makes 40 biscuits or 20 biscuit sandwiches. I have been told that Marshmallow Fluff can also be purchased from Amazon and occasionally from Asda.
Either Plain….or with the Fluff Buttercream Filling making a Fluffernutter Biscuit Sandwich, these biscuits are a winner – even my Mum, who isn’t keen on peanut butter, went back for more! Continue reading →
Hands up – who has heard of Snickerdoodles? Ok, practically no-one then!
Snickerdoodles are traditionally an American Cookie, covered in cinnamon sugar before baking. They are usually softer in the middle, and crisp round the outside, with a crackle effect thanks to the cinnamon sugar. All the ones I have tasted before have also had a not altogether pleasant taste of bicarbonate of soda (or Baking Soda as the Americans call it).
This is my version. A crisp cinnamon biscuit, perfect with a cup of coffee or tea. Continue reading →
This week, I was set a challenge by my lovely friend Anne, over at Three Biscuit Thursday, to bake an improved version of an everyday biscuit that you can buy in the shops. The first suggestion she came up with was Hobnobs, but I have already covered them in my Oatie Cookie post of a few months ago. The next suggestion was for Digestive Biscuits – a traditional biscuit which can be eaten on its own, or as a savoury biscuit with cheese or pate.
Because these are home baked, they don’t contain any of the preservatives that store bought ones would have, and we think they taste nicer. My son even tried to pinch an extra one from the wire cooling rack this afternoon as he liked them that much! Continue reading →
It is that time of the week again, so here is a biscuit recipe, in honour of Three Biscuit Thursday.
I asked my son what sort of biscuits he would like to bake with me over the weekend, and he answered “they should have chocolate”. “Do you mean chocolate biscuits, or ones with chocolate chips in?” “Chocolate Chips!”. So, Chocolate Chip Biscuits it was then….. Continue reading →
In time for Three Biscuit Thursday, I’ve been asked for a recipe for Shortbread.
This is a very easy and fairly quick shortbread recipe, and so much nicer than shop-bought shortbread, with flecks of vanilla seeds running through it. Continue reading →