• 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…

  • 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…

  • A tack of orange almond cookies
    Biscuits/cookies

    Orange Almond Biscuits

    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…

  • 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…

  • 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…