“Head of a fish” shortbread cookies for Rosh Hashanah!

head of a fish shortbread cookie

One of the more ‘out there’ symbolic foods for Rosh Hashanah has to be the head of a fish. Placed on the festive table (although rarely eaten!) it symbolises our desire to be “the head and not the tail” – leaders rather than followers, or maybe thoughtful and considered rather…

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Sundried tomato and pesto savoury muffins

Do you like savoury muffins? I think I might prefer them over the more conventional sweet kind. They certainly went down well with Kipper and DH when I made a batch for lunch one Sunday. Cake for lunch! Yum. Even if it is flavoured with sun-dried tomatoes and cheese. We…

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Plum and almond crumble cake

Served warm with custard or cold with a cuppa, this gorgeously fruity crumble cake is both versatile and scrumptious! A perfect weekend bake for the family.

Ever find it hard to decide between a pudding and a cake? Something to serve hot with custard, or cold with a cuppa? That was the quandary facing me when I decided to combine both and make this scrumptiously fruity plum and almond crumble cake. We were expecting friends for…

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Cheese and herb scones…for Pesach!

Cheese & Herb Scones for Pesach

How many days before you’re fed up with matzah? Three? Four? Maybe you can even make it for five before a sort of desperate craving for some other carb really kicks in. Well, when you reach that point, reach for this recipe, because these Pesach scones are the perfect antidote!…

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Pesach cakes, bakes, treats & desserts – family approved!

family approved pesach cakes & dessert recipes

Coming up with creative and delicious cakes, showstopping desserts, and yummy cookies and bakes can be difficult at the best of times, but when your main ingredients are missing, it’s a real challenge! I try to avoid using matzah meal in my Pesach baking because I think it has a…

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Fortune cookie hamantaschen! Happy Purim!

fortune cookie hamantaschen

I’ve had these fortune cookie hamantaschen in mind for years and years, and I’m so pleased I finally found time to work out how to make them! You see, I had a knitting pattern for knitted hamantaschen (yes really!) which was based on a pattern for knitted fortune cookies –…

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Fruity ‘tree’ challah for Tu B’Shevat (or anytime!)

fruity tree challah

Hands up who loves a fruity bun? They are always a big hit in our house, spread with loads of butter and enjoyed for breakfast, tea, or just as a snack. No surprise really that raisin challah is my favourite kind of challah, too. So when contemplating making something special…

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