• 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…

  • 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…

  • Christmas,  Pastry

    Meringue-Topped Mince Pies

    I don’t have many Christmas recipes on the blog (Iced Christmas Pudding my one exception so far), but my plan to add more begins with these Meringue-Topped Mince Pies. A simple pastry case, filled with mincemeat (homemade if you can,…

  • Christmas

    Homemade Mincemeat

    The warm, spiced scent of homemade mincemeat spreading through the kitchen is one of those evocative smells of Christmas baking. Living in the US, mincemeat isn’t always easy to find in the shops. And if you do, there certainly isn’t…

  • 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…