• 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

    Date Fingers

    These Date Fingers are yet another addition to the ever-growing range of date-based traybakes that are on my blog. And at first, I was a little concerned about the inclusion of lemon curd. I really wasn’t sure how that was…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • date slice on a plate
    Traybakes

    Date Slices

    Dates are a firm favourite in the Traybakes’ household and there is usually a packet of Medjool dates in the fridge for on-the-go sweet snacking. I’ve already got one date traybake recipe in the archives and there are several more…

  • Biscuits/cookies

    Flakemeal Biscuits

    Flakemeal Biscuits are classic, traditional biscuits from Northern Ireland. The biscuit is crunchy, full of oats with a little bit of coconut. And very straightforward to make. While their traditional name in Northern Ireland is Flakemeal Biscuits, I ended up…

  • Biscuits/cookies

    Canadian Cookies

    These are possibly the nicest, most polite cookies you’ve ever met.  And they love ice hockey.  And maple syrup.  Or perhaps they’re called Canadian Cookies for some other reason… Probably, someone’s Aunt/Granny/neighbour got this recipe from a relative in Canada and…

  • Biscuits/cookies

    Gipsy Creams

    After a brief internet search, I discovered that McVities’ Gipsy Creams were discontinued at least 10 years ago. So I can’t do a side by side comparison to see if this recipe is supposed to be a copy or if it’s just…

  • A stack of honey flapjacks beside a pot of honey
    Traybakes

    Honey Flapjacks

    Just four ingredients in this recipe for Honey Flapjacks. Four. And it was so easy to make. And it has porridge oats in it, so it’s practically a health food. If the other three ingredients weren’t there, I suppose. Just…