White chocolate & raspberry hamantaschen cookies – jammy dodger-taschen!

white chocolate & raspberry hamantaschen sandwich cookies

Sometimes, late at night, I have really great ideas. Most of the time, I have pretty terrible ideas, but sometimes, they’re really, really great. Like these hamantaschen cookies for example! I was thinking of new and interesting variations on a hamantaschen theme, ahead of this year’s Purim celebrations. For some…

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Easy muesli cookies

muesli cookies

Super-simple, delicious muesli cookies from just 6 ingredients. Light, soft, crumbly melt-in-the-mouth cookies that are almost healthy enough for breakfast! 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…

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Irresistible orange cookies with hidden melting truffle centres

orange chocolate truffle-centred cookies

I was shopping recently when I saw a bag of Lindor mini truffles* and had a flash of inspiration. I couldn’t wait to get home and try out my idea. All other jobs were suspended temporarily, as I got busy with the baking things. You see, when I made my inside-out…

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Festive chocolate (Christmas) trees – easy homemade gifts!

Easy festive chocolate Christmas trees

Kipper has four teachers at pre-school. It occurred to me that we probably ought to give each of them a Christmas gift at the end of term. And for whatever insane reason (because really, I have LOADS of time on my hands) I decided the gifts should be homemade.  There…

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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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Pear and stilton toast – 4 ingredients

pear & stilton toast

Posh cheese on toast, that’s what this is. It’s also one of the yummiest things I’ve knocked up in 5 minutes in a long time. Kipper and I had been out somewhere, I can’t even remember where but it must have been someone’s house, because she’d been grazing all morning on…

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Baked sweet potato with spiced butter

These are so easy to make I almost feel ashamed at calling this a ‘recipe’. But they are SO delicious! It’s astonishing what you can do with just three simple ingredients. These sweet potatoes are also a perfect, virtually-no-effort Rosh Hashanah (Jewish new year) side dish, which is why I’m telling…

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Apple and honey cookies

apple and honey cookies

Golden, soft-chewy & studded with apple pieces, these gorgeous apple & honey cookies are richly flavoured and indulgent. A wonderful Rosh Hashana treat! 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…

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