• 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…

  • 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…

  • Traybakes

    Coconut Squares

    These Coconut Squares are kind of like the baked equivalent of the no-bake Chocolate Coconut Bars from a couple of weeks ago. Very similar ingredients, although with a little less chocolate and a few more sultanas.

  • Biscuits/cookies

    Cherry Cookies

    Interestingly, I have several variations on this Cherry Cookies recipe in the pages of my retro recipe books, so I thought I’d give it a go as it has two classic traybake ingredients – cherries and cornflakes. Then, when I…

  • Biscuits/cookies

    German Biscuits

    German Biscuits, also known as Empire Biscuits, Belgian Biscuits and, originally (according to Wikipedia) Linzer Biscuits or Deutsch Biscuits. In the brief history of the German Biscuit that I gleaned from my research, it turns out that around the time of…

  • No-Bake Traybakes

    Wonder Bites

    This is another remarkably simple recipe.  Chopped nuts, cherries and coconut, covered in chocolate.  There is a little bit of coffee essence in the recipe, but to be honest, I didn’t notice a discernible coffee taste from these Wonder Bites. Well,…

  • Traybakes

    Paradise Squares

    I won’t try to claim that these traybakes will transport you to a tropical island.  If that is your idea of paradise.  Perhaps your idea of paradise is sitting in my kitchen in the middle of a New England winter watching…

  • Christmas Pudding ice cream and an ice cream scoop
    Dessert

    Iced Christmas Pudding

    We’re feeling very festive here in the Traybakes’ household. Little Miss Traybakes decorated our Christmas tree a couple of weeks ago. We’ve already had a few snowfalls. And our mission to introduce mince pies to the Americans continues. It’s mostly been…