Nuttilicious no bake almond-coconut fudgies

Nuttilicious no bake almond & coconut fudgies

If you’ve read the introduction to Helen’s delicious Pesach you’ll know that ‘fake chametz’ is a real bugbear of mine. Pesach only lasts for a week and if people can’t make it through without eating a pseudo-pizza (bleurgh) or similar then they have a problem, in my opinion. There’s so much delicious …

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Super-fruity chocolate tiffin – a Mothers’ Day treat

super-fruity chocolate tiffin

Kipper loves helping out in the kitchen, but like all small children, her enthusiasm is definitely outweighs her skill, so recipes need to be fairly straightforward. Also, in the name of maintaining enthusiasm, there needs to be delicious spoons to lick, and tasty end results.  I was musing on all …

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Nutella shortbread hearts – easy 3-ingredient chocolate cookies

Nutella shortbread biscuits

I’ve mentioned before about my love-hate relationship with Nutella. Sooo delicious, yet so unhealthy. Sigh. There’s big jar of it in our cupboard, which I try hard to ignore, but every so often it reminds me of its presence. That happened this week, when Kipper finally earned her ‘special breakfast’ …

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Easy muesli cookies

muesli cookies

A while ago I visited Cofco – the Cambridge organic food company – and they very kindly gave me two bags of their prototype muesli to take home and try. Two BIG bags. That’s a lot of muesli. So I decided that I needed to come up with some way of …

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Spiced olive oil cupcakes – for Chanukah!

spiced olive oil cupcakes #Chanukah #hanukkah

Chanukah cooking is traditionally all about the OIL. And fair enough, it is pretty central to the miracle*, after all. But, enough with the frying already! Latkes, doughnuts, beignets… surely there’s another way to incorporate oil into something delicious? With this in mind, I set about creating these cupcakes. Olive …

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Halloween themed spiced honey shortbread

honey shortbread for halloween

Halloween is not a big deal in this house. Call me a curmudgeon but I’m just not keen on this Americanized sugar-fest. Also, it’s too close to 5th November – a proper British holiday! – and I resent how it’s been edging it out. Forget the trick-or-treating, bring back penny-for-the-guy! And …

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Vegan apple & pomegranate jelly

Vegan apple & pomegranate jelly

We have vegan friends joining us for dinner on Rosh Hashanah, so I was trying to come up with something vaguely interesting for dessert instead of the inevitable fruit salad and “sorry this has got eggs/cream in it.”  I was musing on the possibilities afforded by pomegranates and apples, both …

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Apple and honey cookies

apple and honey cookies

As much as I enjoy honey cake, I do find that Rosh Hashanah baking can get a bit, well, samey. I know it’s traditional and all that, but still, can’t we ring the changes a little bit? Please? This year I decided to try and make some apple and honey cookies. …

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Ice-cream puffs (profiteroles)

ice-cream filled profiteroles

The inspiration for this utterly fabulous dessert came from a friend – let’s call her Polly – who, while pregnant, ate an entire box of frozen mini-eclairs, without waiting for them to thaw out first. You can get away with that sort of thing when you’re expecting, but people are generally …

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