Tag: Treat

Blueberry Financiers

    This is a great way to use up left over egg whites and you’re fed up with making meringues. The financiers reheat beautifully if wrapped in foil- I haven’t frozen them yet but don’t see why it can’t be done. Any summer fruit could be used, the original recipe I found on Great…


Sugar Free Digestive Biscuits

  I’m so unbelievably excited to be eating an Actual Biscuit after a month of sugar-free eating (so excited that I may have accidentally eaten three…) that I had to share this recipe with you immediately. These contain maple syrup so theyre not entirely sugar free but they don’t have any refined sugar in them,…


Plum Frangipane Tart

  This is a gorgeous seasonal recipe which can be adapted for all year round by using whatever firm fruit is seasonal, or even tinned fruit such as apricots or pears. The original recipe was by Mary Berry which I have adapted slightly. Ingredients: For the pastry: 175g plain flour 75g cold butter, cubed 25g…


Strawberry Cinnamon Torte

This  is quite possibly the simplest dessert I have ever baked, and it always behaves really well which is a bonus. It’s a great baking cupboard standby, and works just as well with frozen fruit in the winter months. It makes a lovely light, crumbly cake with a fruity jammy layer in the middle. Serve…


Fig Rolls

  Try these with a cuppa, you won’t be disappointed. Ingredients: 175 g dried figs, roughly chopped Grated rind of 1/2 orange 1/2 tsp mixed spice 100 g plain wholemeal flour 100 g plain flour 2 tablespoons soft light brown sugar 75 g unsalted butter 1⁄4 tsp salt Method: Pre-heat oven to 175C. Line a…


Best Blueberry Muffins

  I’m posting this today more for my own benefit than yours. It is without a doubt the best blueberry muffin recipe I’ve ever used but it’s in a scruffy old magazine and I keep losing it. I need to jot it down for posterity so you might as well have a share too, you…


Apple Roses

  I’ve been meaning to try making these for ages and they didn’t disappoint when I finally got round to them at the weekend. They make a lovely little sweet bite with a cup of coffee, or an equally good dessert if you serve two or three warm with a lovely big scoop of clotted…


Chocolate Peanut Butter Brownies

  Ridiculously simple and utterly delicious, these deserve a place in your recipe repertoire. The peanut butter swirl is optional, and the brownies work just perfectly without it. If you don’t like peanuts simply omit it. The recipe was found on the Good Housekeeping website. Ingredients (makes 12) 175g butter 125g dark chocolate, broken 250g…


Oat Shortbread Biscuits

  Melting shortbread style biscuits made with oats, which keep really well for up to 5 days in an airtight container. These light as a feather, versatile biscuits are absolutely delicious either with a cup of tea or a chunk of cheese and a glass of wine. Quick and simple to make, and easily flavoured…


Cinnamon rolls

  Not to be confused with Cinnamon Swirls that are found in the supermarkets and coffee shops, these are a doughy bun as opposed to a flaky pastry Danish type cocoction. Still with the same delicious cinnamon taste, they are extraordinarily moreish. I used to make them for my children on snow days so that…