The Great British Bake Off: My Mary Berry Inspired Florentines Recipe with Stem Ginger

Florentines

The Great British Bake Off: My Mary Berry Inspired Florentines Recipe with Stem Ginger This week on The Great British Bake Off it was “Biscuit” week…….as in cookies, for my North American readers, and not scone type quick breads! The programme opened with a challenge to make one of my favourite types of biscuit, savoury biscuits,… 

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Saturday Bakes & Cakes: All Soul’s Day and a Traditional Soul-Cakes Recipe

Saturday Bakes & Cakes: All Soul's Day and a Traditional Soul-Cakes Recipe

Saturday Bakes & Cakes: All Soul’s Day and a Traditional Soul-Cakes Recipe November is not my favourite month, after the beauty of September and October with the bounty of harvests, crimson and yellow leaves and mellow sunny days, November always seems drab and dull to me, and it’s usually when the grey, wet and cold… 

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An Easy No-Bake Treat: Chocolate Peppermint Squares Recipe

An Easy No-Bake Treat: Chocolate Peppermint Squares Recipe

An Easy No-Bake Treat: Chocolate Peppermint Squares Recipe This will be a short post, as I have been on the road all day (well, on the rails actually, or should that be off the rails!) – but, these delicious easy no-bake treats, Chocolate Peppermint Squares, need to be shared as the recipe is just so… 

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Lavender Honey Flapjacks: The Modern Peasant – Adventures in City Food (Book Review)

Honey Flapjacks - Modern Peasant Book Review

Lavender Honey Flapjacks: The Modern Peasant – Adventures in City Food – (Book Review) The Modern Peasant – Adventures in City Food by JoJo Tulloh Hardcover: 336 pages Publisher: Chatto & Windus part of Vintage Publishing (30 May 2013) Language: English ISBN-10: 0701186682 ISBN-13: 978-0701186685 RRP: £16:99 Few review books that have been sent to me have… 

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The Coffee Challenge with De’Longhi: Italian Coffee Mocha Kisses and Brandy Snaps

The Coffee Challenge with De'Longhi: Italian Coffee Mocha Kisses and Brandy Snaps

The Coffee Challenge with De’Longhi: Italian Coffee Mocha Kisses and Brandy Snaps There is nothing as nice as afternoon tea, unless it happens to be afternoon coffee. I am a bit of a tea and coffee snob, and only drink the best stuff, made in a tea-pot for tea and in a cafetière for coffee. So, when… 

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May Tea Time Treats: The Biscuit Tin and Cookie Jar! Biscuits and Cookies

Melting Moments

May Tea Time Treats: The Biscuit Tin and Cookie Jar! Biscuits and Cookies Welcome to May’s Challenge for Tea Time Treats! After a HUGE and very successful April with Kate, who was the Fairy Cake and Cup Cake queen, we decided to go crisp and buttery for May, and so the theme this month is:… 

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Posh Jam Biscuits! Jammie Daisy Dodgers (Biscuits/Cookies) Recipe

Posh Jam Biscuits! Jammie Daisy Dodgers (Biscuits/Cookies) Recipe

Posh Jam Biscuits! Jammie Daisy Dodgers (Biscuits/Cookies) Recipe Jammie Dodgers: Jammie Dodgers are a popular British biscuit, made from shortbread with a raspberry flavoured jam filling. They are currently produced by Burton’s Biscuit Company at its factory in Llantarnam.  In 2009 Jammie Dodgers were the most popular children’s sweet biscuit brand in the United Kingdom, with 40% of the years’ sales consumed by adults. A buttery… 

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Red Nose Day: Do Something Funny for Money! Red Nose Bunnies (Biscuits/Cookies) Recipe

Red Nose Day: Do Something Funny for Money! Red Nose Bunnies (Biscuits/Cookies) Recipe

Red Nose Day: Do Something Funny for Money! Red Nose Bunnies (Biscuits/Cookies) Recipe Red Nose Day is nearly upon us – in about two weeks time, we will all be able to wear red noses to work, meet friends for lunch wearing them, as well as sleep in them if that’s what floats your boat! Red… 

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Ma Broon’s Burns Night Tribute Supper! A Guide to the Great Scottish Feast with Recipes

Whisky Doused Salmon

Ma Broon’s Burns Night Tribute Supper! Burns Night ~ 25th January A Guide to the Great Scottish Feast! Address To A Haggis “Fair fa’ your honest, sonsie face, Great chieftain o’ the puddin-race! Aboon them a’ ye tak your place, Painch, tripe, or thairm: Weel are ye wordy o’ a grace As lang’s my arm.”… 

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A Cup of Tea and a Biscuit: Jumbles (Chocolate Chip and Oatmeal Biscuits/Cookies) Recipe

A Cup of Tea and a Biscuit: Jumbles (Chocolate Chip and Oatmeal Biscuits/Cookies) Recipe

A Cup of Tea and a Biscuit: Jumbles (Chocolate Chip and Oatmeal Biscuits/Cookies) Recipe I love these biscuits (cookies), they are a real blast from the past and I have fond memories of them from my childhood – making these oaty morsels with my grandmother and my mum. These are not to be confused with Leicestershire Bosworth… 

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