• 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…

  • 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,…

  • Pastry

    Chocolate Almond Tartlets

    There seems to be quite a theme running through my retro recipe books of pastry, with a layer of jam (preferably raspberry) and then some variety of topping. And these Chocolate Almond Tartlets fit this pattern perfectly. Crisp pastry case,…

  • Traybakes

    Pineapple Coconut Slice

    Pastry, jam, pineapple and coconut. It all sounds like a pretty good combination of flavors. And you’d be right! This Pineapple Coconut Slice has a layer of pastry topped with jam (I went for raspberry), pineapple pieces (tinned works great)…

  • Traybakes

    Paradise Squares

    I won’t try to claim that these traybakes will transport you to a tropical island.  If that is your idea of paradise.  Perhaps your idea of paradise is sitting in my kitchen in the middle of a New England winter watching…

  • Half a tin of condensed milk,  Pastry

    Marshmallow Fudge Tartlets

    Another non-traybake post this week.  And it does require you to make pastry.  (Or you could buy ready-made pastry, there’s no judgment here.) These are called Marshmallow Fudge Tartlets, but it’s more of a ‘Marshmallow Jam Caramel Tartlet’.  But the…