• Traybakes

    Crunchy Chocolate Cakes

    Crunchy Chocolate Cakes. Or rather, Crunchy Chocolate Traybake. It’s a simple chocolate cake mix, sandwiched together by a crunchy, nutty layer. Fairly quick and easy to make, it’s a simple traybake. I used hazelnuts for my traybake as I think…

  • Biscuits/cookies

    Praline Biscuits

    This is another straightforward recipe for a slightly crunchy, slightly chewy, nutty biscuit. Praline Biscuits. And yet another recipe that Little Miss Traybakes (and her braces) can’t taste-test for me, as they contain nuts. I suppose I could have tried…

  • Traybakes

    Ginger Iced Oatcake

    This Ginger Iced Oatcake is, essentially, a ginger flapjack. The base is sweet and sticky and remains a little soft, so it’s best stored in the fridge. Especially if it’s warm in your kitchen. The topping is a soft, gingery…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…