Chocolate Chip Melting Moments

Chocolate Chip Melting Moments

Melting moments are as described, small cookies that melt deliciously on your tongue. Light and moreish with a lovely creamy vanilla flavour thanks to the custard powder, these cookies are very popular in Australia. Usually flavoured just with vanilla and the custard powder, or occasionally with lemon zest, I decided to take it one step…

Yorkshire Rascals

The rascal, or fat rascal, has been around since the 1800’s. Originating in Yorkshire, this fruit packed treat bares a close resemblance to a scone or rock cake. It is traditionally decorated with plain blanched almond and glacé cherries, but I like to put my own spin on it. I use Morello glacé cherries, as I…

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…