• Breads/scones

    Lemon and Sultana Scones

    I have several other scone recipes on the blog, but amazingly none for fruit scones. Well, unless you count my Date and Wheaten Scones, which are delicious. And yes, I suppose dates do count as fruit. Anyway, I didn’t have a recipe for a plain scone with fruit. Until these Lemon and Sultana Scones. It’s a simple scone recipe, very similar to my Plain Scones recipe, although this one also uses egg to bind the dough. The lemon flavor comes from grated lemon zest. It can be quite a subtle flavor, so I’d suggest using a large lemon. Or two small ones, depending on what you have to hand. I…

  • Traybakes

    Chocolate Hazelnut Brownies

    This Chocolate Hazelnut Brownies recipe was in one of my old recipe books. Although it was called a ‘gateau’ and was sliced in half and sandwiched together with fresh cream. With more cream on the top. I looked at the…

  • Traybakes

    Date Fingers

    These Date Fingers are yet another addition to the ever-growing range of date-based traybakes that are on my blog. And at first, I was a little concerned about the inclusion of lemon curd. I really wasn’t sure how that was…

  • Dessert

    Easy Lemon Curd

    I do like Lemon Curd. It’s great on scones, or pavlova, or spread over a biscuit, or eaten straight from the jar with a spoon. And if I find myself with leftover egg yolks, then it’s often what I’ll make…

  • Dessert

    Irish Cream Crème Brûlée

    I do love a Crème Brûlée. Definitely one of my favorite desserts. The rich, creamy custard topped with that sweet crack of torched sugar on top. However, I do often find crème brûlées to be a little too sweet for…

  • Drinks

    Homemade Irish Cream Liqueur

    Obviously, the brand name version of this Homemade Irish Cream Liqueur is easy to buy. But making it yourself is remarkably simple and you have the added benefit of being able to control the ingredient proportions. So, if you want…

  • Traybakes

    Aunt Edna’s Fruit Slices

    I don’t have an Aunt Edna. I don’t know if this recipe comes from someone’s actual Aunt Edna. What I do know, is that this recipe for Aunt Edna’s Fruit Slices is yet another simple and straightforward traybake that tastes…

  • Stack of ginger shortbread squares
    Traybakes

    Ginger Layer Shortbread

    I have many traybake recipes using ginger. I have a Ginger Cake recipe. And I have several other ginger recipes that involve shortbread. But why not add another one?! If you’re looking for an easy bake (it’s not altogether a…

  • Traybakes

    Walnut Bars

    Walnut Bars. This was a new recipe for me, although once I had cut it into squares it did look familiar. Maybe I have come across it in the past. Or maybe it’s just that the cherries/marshmallow/nuts/digestives combination is a…

  • Mincemeat crumble bars on a marble board with a jar of mincemeat in the background
    Christmas,  Traybakes

    Mincemeat Crumble Bars

    Now, this recipe for Mincemeat Crumble Bars is really just a variation on something like a Date Slice or other crumble bar. But it’s super easy to make and tastes great. The bottom and top layers are exactly the same…

  • A jar of mincemeat and some mincemeat swirl scones
    Breads/scones,  Christmas

    Mincemeat Swirl Scones

    Sometimes you have some mincemeat sitting around. And sometimes you don’t feel like making pastry. So I came up with this recipe for quick and easy, fruity, Mincemeat Swirl Scones. It’s simply a regular scone dough mixture but instead of…