Category Archive: Sweet

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.

Jul 06

Mini raspberry and chocolate cake

This recipe makes eight extremely cute, naturally low calorie portions or two fairly large pieces which you can stuff into your mouth whilst mumbling ‘I just ate half a cake’ without the tiniest tremor of guilt. Mini-baking enthusiasts and dieters, gather together, and celebrate this cake:

Jul 01

Raspberry, Kiwi & Elderflower Cheesecake for two

Mini cake tin, I salute you. I ate half a cheescake for dessert and didn’t even have to open my jeans button and collapse on the sofa afterwards.

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.

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