Tag Archive: Baking

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:

Nov 30

Wholemeal soda bread

Soda bread is a great standby, especially when you have something tasty bubbling away on the hob and are desperately in need of a no-fuss starchy side dish to soak up the juices. It is a perfect accompaniment to soups or stews and is brilliant breakfast fodder. Unlike yeast breads it doesn’t need to prove or rise so you can get a batch in the oven and ready to eat (if you don’t mind scalding your mouth) in around an hour.

Jul 11

Delicious sour cherry & chocolate mesquite cookies

If you desire to recapture the retro taste of black forest gateaux in a cookie then look no further. These tasty treats are a twist on the classic combination of rich dark chocolate and cherry which is just as luscious now as when it was top of dinner party dessert menus in the seventies. The texture …

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