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Lemon Posset & Raspberry Compote Jelly

Lemon Posset & Raspberry Compote Jelly is such an easy recipe. It has, as you might guess, two components. The first is a thick, smoot and creamy lemon posset. The second is a lovely fruity raspberry compote which is turned into a jelly. Together they make a perfect dessert that is great for a warm […]

Biscuits, Cookies

Date & Almond Cookies – Biscuits

These Date & Almond Cookies – Biscuits are just so easy to make. My sister in Canada suggested the recipe which she found on Pinterest from The Gardening Foodie. With only a few ingredients you can have a deliciously butter cookie with dates and almonds. Ingredients The ingredient list is actually quite short. Plain Flour […]

Biscuits, Cookies

Florentines – Lace Cookies

Florentines – Lace Cookies are a lovely little treat. They are quite easy to make too. With just a few ingredients these crunchy little almonds cookies are perfect. They are also called lace cookies as they resemble a little sheet of lace. Although these Florentines are thin and crispy there are variations which are thicker […]

Desserts, Pies, Tarts

Apple Pear & Custard Tart

This Apple Pear & Custard Tart makes the perfect dessert. The idea came to me after eating some small Mr Kipling tarts with the same name. The combination of apple, pear and custard, with a cake-like pastry was very good indeed. So I decided to make some myself. But, rather than individual tarts this is […]

Biscuits, Cookies

Quick & Easy Butter Cookies

These Quick & Easy Butter Cookies are just that. So easy to make in very little time. There are only 5 ingredients too, which keeps things simple. But don’t let that fool you, they taste very good indeed. I want to use these particular recipe for cookies to accompany a dessert that I will soon […]

Bread, Easter Baking

Tangzhong Hot Cross Buns

This recipe for Tangzhong Hot Cross Buns is very good indeed. Tangzhong is a Chinese method for improving dough. It has the affect of softening the baked items and it delays the staling of the items too. The method is similar to the Japanese Yudane method, but you cook the Tangzhong to a certain temperature. […]

Cakes, Desserts

Lemon Victoria Sponge

This Lemon Victoria Sponge is soft and light, with a wonderful flavour. With zest in the cake and lemon curd and double cream between two layers it is perfect. As with all Victoria Sponge(Victoria Sandwich) cakes it is very easy to make. Traditionally a Victoria sponge has a layer of raspberry jam between the two […]

Stove top/Savoury

Japanese Curry With Chicken

Japanese Curry With Chicken is the perfect dinner. This style of curry is so popular in Japan. A ready made curry roux, often in block form, is popular way to make it. Curry was introduced to Japan by the British during their time in India. Adapting that to Japanese tastes, into this most delicious form, […]


Buxton Pudding – A Derbyshire Recipe

Buxton Pudding – A Derbyshire Recipe is a lovely tart. It comes from the town of Buxton in the High Peak area of Derbyshire in the UK. Buxton is a beautiful town in the Peak District. He has a rich history and became very popular in the 18th and 19th centuries when it became a […]