Category Archive: Biscuits

Jan 16

Brutti Ma Buoni, renamed

The Italians have misguidedly named these meringue-esque biccos ‘Brutti Ma Buoni’, meaning Ugly But Good. They will no longer be damned with faint praise. Henceforth they will be known as Biscotti Bella e Stupefacente. The Beautiful and Amazing Biscuit.

Jan 03

Traditional Scottish Shortbread

It’s probably too late to first-foot anyone but you really don’t need an excuse to make the perfect melt-in-your-mouth buttery biscuit. It can be enjoyed at any time with anyone, or just you….and an entire shortbread round. If you need a motive, there is always 25th January – Burns Night – an apt occasion to get your apron (or peenie) on and bake some Scottish treats.

Nov 22

Chilli chocolate shortbread biscuits

My new, and possibly all-time, favourite baking book is Warm Bread and Honey Cake by Gaitri Pagrach-Chandra. My dad gave it to me about a month ago and I have been reverently working my way through the recipes ever since. Not consecutively, I must add. That would be slightly odd.
This chilli biscuit recipe is my fiery adaptation of Gaitri’s delectable almond shortbreads.