Gingerbread Iced Christmas Wreath cookies

2015 Christmas Hamper round up

Yes, I know it’s February, but I decided to take some time off over the festive season to recharge the old batteries. While much of the northern hemisphere has been under a blanket of snow, Nottingham is under it’s usual grey clouds. Temperatures are strangely mild for the season. We had some proper wintery weather,…

Back To The Future cookies full set

Back To The Future Cookies for Parkinsons Charities

I am taking a little break from the squash recipes today to tell you about some cookies I made for charity. As a big fan of the Back To The Future movies, and of their lead actor, Michael J Fox, it was unthinkable to allow Future Day to go by unacknowledged. What is Future Day?…

Cheese Scones

Cheese Scones

The scone is a ubiquitous little thing, and a quintessential part of British afternoon tea. Invented in Scotland in the 16th century, it is the grown up cousin of the American ‘biscuit’. It is more akin to pastry than cake, and with a simple ingredient list of flour, fat, and a raising agent it typifies…

vanilla and rose Mothers Day cookies

Vanilla and Rose Cookies for Mother’s Day

While Mother’s Day in the US started in the early 1900’s and was made popular thanks to greeting card company, Hallmark, here in the UK, it has a much older origin. During the 16th century, people would return to their mother church on the fourth Sunday in Lent. People in domestic service were given the…

Valentine’s Day Cookies

You all know I enjoy icing cookies, right? Well, there was a couple of techniques that I have seen a few times on the gazillion cookie Facebook pages I follow that I have been dying for an excuse to try. As no one has specifically asked for them, I decided to make some cookies just…

Iced Gingerbread Christmas Jumpers

Along with some coconut ice, the final item in my 2014 Christmas goodie box was some Iced Gingerbread Christmas Jumpers. The kitsch appeal of the Christmas jumper has grown enormously in recent years. Turn on the TV during the festive season and many a show host is sporting a ‘horrible’ Christmas jumper. The only thing…