• 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…

  • Chocolate pie topped with whipped cream
    Dessert

    No-Bake Chocolate Mallow Pie

    You might look at this pie and think that I’ve strayed from my usual, easy, traybake recipes. But this No-Bake Chocolate Mallow Pie is essentially a traybake disguised as a tart. It’s a simple Digestive/Graham Cracker base topped with melted…

  • Chocolate covered date and Rice Krispie bars
    No-Bake Traybakes

    No-Bake Chocolate Date Krispies

    In need of a really simple, quick, no-bake traybake? Then these No-Bake Chocolate Date Krispies definitely fit the bill. Yes, you have to wait for the chocolate to set, but because it all comes together so easily, you can have…

  • Carrot cake with cream cheese frosting and walnuts
    Cake

    Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

    I like to keep things as simple as possible here on ‘traybakes & more’. So, this Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting fits the bill! You don’t need a mixer, you only need one bowl. OK, so you need a…

  • Traybakes

    Mini Egg Blondies

    These Mini Egg Blondies are essentially just my Butterscotch Squares recipe with Mini Eggs instead of nuts. I wanted to bake something for Easter and as everyone loves Mini Eggs, or at least everyone in the Traybakes’ household, this seemed…

  • 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…

  • Breads/scones

    Date and Orange Bread

    Is it a bread? Is it a cake? Either way, this simple Date and Orange Bread is soft, crumbly and sweet. This time it doesn’t come from one of my many retro recipe books, it’s from a small newspaper clipping…

  • Biscuits/cookies

    Homemade Custard Creams

    Why would you want to make Custard Creams at home, I hear you ask? Well, not all of live somewhere you can buy them easily at the grocery store and also, it turns out that they are very easy to…

  • Traybakes

    Salted Peanut Fudge Squares

    Another successful traybake from my stash of retro recipe books, Salted Peanut Fudge Squares are a sugary, crunchy, salty treat. The base is essentially shortbread with the addition of peanut butter. The top is a sugary, fudgey layer, filled with…

  • Biscuits/cookies

    Brown Sugar Shortbread

    I typically make shortbread with white sugar, but in the midst of our time at home, I have thrown caution to the wind and went with this recipe for Brown Sugar Shortbread. And, it turns out, brown sugar adds a…