zebra cookies

Zebra Biscuits

With some Amazon vouchers I received from a generous family member for Christmas, I decided to use it as an opportunity to snag a couple of new baking books. I had recently seen an advert for the celebrity Great British Bake-Off book, I remembered that I had been meaning to pick up their books for…

Pretzel, Butterscotch and Chocolate Chip Cookie

Sometime ago, I ordered some Nestle’s Butterscotch morsels online, just because they sounded gorgeous. But to be honest, I was not sure what to do with them so they have been sat in my cupboard for a bit. I had some pretzels left over from Christmas and thought why not combine the two along with…

Corn and Cheese Chowder

If you are anything like me, when it is cold outside you crave comfort food. If this is the case, then the following dinner will hit the spot! Be warned however, like most comfort food, it’s heavy on the calories. Corn (or sweetcorn) chowder is a well known and simple dish, but here it is…

Boule – a Bread Bowl

Boule is French for ball, and is a traditional French shape for French bread. It is usually made from a sour dough starter, but if you can’t be bothered with that, then it is perfectly acceptable to make it with instant yeast. I won’t tell – it will just be our secret. The Boule, apart…

Chicken and Chorizo with Pesto and Mozzarella

It is not often that Mr Madnad makes the dinner. It isn’t that he can’t cook – far from it, as he makes a mean chilli con carne. But even he would be the first to admit he perhaps isn’t as interested in cooking as I am. He is, however, always happy to act as…

Snowflake Sugar Cookies

Sugar cookies are probably one of the most versatile of all cookies. You can get cookie cutters in so many shapes these days that you can make them to suit every holiday or occasion. I already have an obscene amount yet still more seem to find their way into my online shopping basket. I decided…