• Cake

    Queen Cakes

    Queen Cakes are a simple, straightforward bake, essentially a fairy cake/wee bun with raisins. If you don’t have raisins, then any dried fruit will do. Or even chocolate chips, which was the addition of choice for Little Miss Traybakes. Now,…

  • No-Bake Traybakes

    No-Bake Chocolate Biscuit Cake Traybake

    This No-Bake Chocolate Biscuit Cake Traybake goes by many different names, with subtle variations to the recipes. But the basic principle is a chocolatey mix with crushed biscuits and any additions you want. I kept it traditional, for me at…

  • Breads/scones

    Fruit Soda Bread

    Soda bread is remarkably quick and easy to make. There is no yeast involved, no proving or kneading, you just mix everything together, shape it and bake it!  All the rising comes from the reaction of the baking soda (bicarbonate of…

  • Breads/scones

    Tea Loaf

    I drink a lot of tea. I consider it to be a normal amount, but it’s probably well above average for my little corner of suburban Massachusetts.  Perfectly normal for Northern Ireland though.  And tea features in my baking this week.…

  • 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…

  • Christmas Pudding ice cream and an ice cream scoop
    Dessert

    Iced Christmas Pudding

    We’re feeling very festive here in the Traybakes’ household. Little Miss Traybakes decorated our Christmas tree a couple of weeks ago. We’ve already had a few snowfalls. And our mission to introduce mince pies to the Americans continues. It’s mostly been…

  • Mallow cushion traybakes
    No-Bake Traybakes

    Mallow Cushions

    This was another reader request. I had never heard of Mallow Cushions before but this recipe had the right name and the ingredient list sounded the same and the end result was rather yummy! But so sticky to work with.  Oh,…