• A stack of marshmallow crunch traybakes
    No-Bake Traybakes

    Marshmallow Crunch Traybake

    Sometimes I wonder if many of these traybakes are just people taking the main ingredients in Fifteens and using them just a little bit differently, like in this Marshmallow Crunch Traybake. You have digestive biscuits, coconut, cherries and marshmallows, plus…

  • Creamy topped shortbread slice of Brandy Alexander traybake
    Traybakes

    Brandy Alexander Traybake

    This Brandy Alexander Traybake is one for the grown-ups. I don’t have a lot of recipes with alcohol in them – my Iced Christmas Pudding perhaps being the only other one, so far – but now that I think about…

  • Sugary, almond shortbread sitting on parchment paper
    Traybakes

    Almond Shortbread

    I was making this Almond Shortbread and realized that I don’t have a regular shortbread recipe on the blog. I have a Brown Sugar Shortbread recipe and lots of traybakes with a shortbread base, but I have no idea how…

  • Stacked squares of Date and Ginger Slab traybake
    Cake,  Traybakes

    Date and Ginger Slab

    Date and Ginger Slab. It’s a dark, sticky, sweet, cake-like traybake. A little like a gingerbread but not as heavily spiced. And very dark and sticky from all the treacle. I have a recipe for Ginger Cake on the blog…

  • Breads/scones

    Traditional Potato Farls

    These traditional potato farls are remarkably versatile. While they truly shine at breakfast as part of an Ulster Fry (which is difficult to recreate here in the US, but I do try!), they also make a great snack with butter.…

  • small bowl of condensed milk and spoon
    Half a tin of condensed milk

    Half a Tin of Condensed Milk

    Let’s talk about condensed milk. Specifically the size of the tins. I’m sure, when I was younger, you could get a tin that was 7oz/200g or thereabouts. Often referred to as a ‘small tin of condensed milk’ in my recipes.…

  • Green Squares - pastry, almond sponge and white icing
    Traybakes

    Green Squares

    Green Squares. Yep, that’s it, just Green Squares. It’s like playing Catchphrase with traybakes. “Say what you see!” I’ve flicked past this recipe several times when looking for something new to bake for the blog, but this time I had…

  • Plain, sweet, scone-like cakes topped with pearl sugar
    Breads/scones,  Cake

    Paris Buns

    Paris Buns. It’s not a cake. It’s not a scone. It’s something in-between. Best eaten fresh from the oven with a cup of tea. I’d also recommend eating these on the day they are made as they don’t keep that…

  • Coffee and walnut loaf cake
    Cake

    Coffee and Walnut Loaf Cake

    Straying from my no-bake traybake territory this week with an easy Coffee and Walnut Loaf Cake. This cake is soft and moist in the center, filled with walnuts and smothered with a coffee flavored buttercream. If you can get hold…