Author: Geoff Cooper


Potato Burger Buns

Soft and fluffy potato burger buns, so much better than those store bought ones. My sister Margaret suggested that I might like to make some burger buns, using mashed potato in the dough.  It seems, from her information that such buns, and dinner rolls are becoming increasingly popular.  The texture of the resultant buns are, […]


Cheese Straws – Puff Pastry

Light and crisp and oh so cheesy.  These are the best. Cheese Straws are so very tasty as a snack, or maybe crumbled onto a bowl of soup, or eaten with dinner.  They can be made very simply indeed by using shop bought puff pastry.  I would always recommend buying ‘all butter’ puff pastry.  That […]

Bread, Cakes

Hot Cross Scones – For Easter

A great alternative, at Easter these Hot Cross Scones have that tradional Easter flavour but with the wonderful scone texture, associated with so many afternoon teas.  Having made the traditional Hot Cross Buns for both my blog and my Youtube channel in previous years I decided to try something a little different for this year. […]

Biscuits, Cookies

Easy Orange Biscuits or Cookies

Perfect with coffee or tea.  These are a great biscuit to start the day, or as a mid-morning snack. For a very quick sweet treat these Easy Orange Biscuits are just perfect.  They are thick and have a similar texture to an English scone, only firmer.  So they are ideal for eating with a cup […]


Apple Almond Tart – Apple Bakewell Tart

This tasty variation on Bakewell Tart deserves all the plaudits it received.  Such a great dessert, served with cream or ice-cream.   I decided to make an apple tart, but I wanted something a little different.  So I decided to do one with a frangipane filling.  Frangipane is a batter made with ground almonds and has […]