• Biscuits/cookies

    Orange Almond Biscuits

    A tack of orange almond cookies

    Sometimes you just want a simple biscuit recipe that’s quick to pull together, doesn’t need to be chilled, and stays crisp and delicious for days (if you let them last that long). And these Orange Almond Biscuits tick all the boxes. The addition of orange zest and almond extract isn’t too overpowering. And there’s some custard powder mixed in with the dry ingredients, which helps to keep the biscuits crisp. Custard powder is essentially just cornflour with some color and vanilla flavoring, so it also gives an orange/yellow tint to the cookies. No major baking advice here. Just make sure your butter is out of the fridge for an hour…

  • Biscuits/cookies

    Chocolate Orange Sandwich Biscuits

    Chocolate and orange is one of those classic flavor combinations and not one that I have featured often on the blog (apart from this Chocolate Orange Slice). I also have a few other biscuit recipes, including the classic Traditional All-Butter…

  • Dessert,  Traybakes

    Spiced Apple and Cranberry Bars

    Autumn is here and my thoughts turn to apple picking and then to baking something with all the apples we pick. And these Spiced Apple and Cranberry Bars are the perfect traybake for the season. Stewed apples and cranberries with…

  • Cake

    Easy Chocolate Loaf Cake

    I am very much in favor of easy baking. And I love the simplicity of a loaf cake. There’s no fancy decorating required, you don’t need to make sure your layers are even and in the case of this Easy…

  • Chocolate traybake with hazelnuts and marshmallow
    No-Bake Traybakes

    No-Bake Chocolate Hazelnut Traybake

    On a hot day, when I don’t want to turn on the oven, I often look for a no-bake traybake. And this No-Bake Chocolate Hazelnut Traybake fits the bill beautifully. You don’t even need to use the stove, as this…

  • Stack of shortbread cookies beside a tea cup
    Biscuits/cookies

    Traditional All-Butter Shortbread

    It’s a ‘back to basics’ kind of recipe this week with this Traditional All-Butter Shortbread. I realized that I had Brown Sugar Shortbread and Almond Shortbread recipes on the blog, but nothing for a simple, traditional shortbread. And this recipe…

  • Chocolate Caramel Traybake squares
    Traybakes

    Easy Chocolate Caramel Traybake

    This Easy Chocolate Caramel Traybake is probably the easiest – baked – traybake that I have ever made (Fifteens probably wins the easiest no-bake traybake category). When I was making the video of this for my YouTube channel, I had…

  • Base layer of cake topped with an oat, coconut and cherry layer
    Traybakes

    Crunchy Topped Squares

    Now, there are probably many traybakes that could be classed as Crunchy Topped Squares, but this one is actually called that. It’s a simple sponge cake layer on the bottom with a crunchy, almost flapjack-like layer spread on top. As…

  • Chocolate pie topped with whipped cream
    Dessert

    No-Bake Chocolate Mallow Pie

    You might look at this pie and think that I’ve strayed from my usual, easy, traybake recipes. But this No-Bake Chocolate Mallow Pie is essentially a traybake disguised as a tart. It’s a simple Digestive/Graham Cracker base topped with melted…

  • Chocolate covered date and Rice Krispie bars
    No-Bake Traybakes

    No-Bake Chocolate Date Krispies

    In need of a really simple, quick, no-bake traybake? Then these No-Bake Chocolate Date Krispies definitely fit the bill. Yes, you have to wait for the chocolate to set, but because it all comes together so easily, you can have…

  • Carrot cake with cream cheese frosting and walnuts
    Cake

    Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

    I like to keep things as simple as possible here on ‘traybakes & more’. So, this Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting fits the bill! You don’t need a mixer, you only need one bowl. OK, so you need a…