Author: geoffcoo

Desserts

No Churn Ice Cream – Mint & Chocolate

 For something easy, on a hot summer day, I decided to make some no churn ice cream.  I saw the idea in an Ocado magazine and it used fresh mint leaves and some chocolate chopped into pieces.  I thought it sounded very good, so I decided I would try that flavour as my first attempt.  […]

Cakes

Welsh Cheese Cakes

Having recently made London Cheesecakes which don’t contain any cheese I am following that up with another British bake, this one suggested by my sister Margaret, which is called Welsh Cheese Cakes.  These are also a bake where the name can be deceptive since there is no cheese in these either. They are actually very […]

Desserts, Pies & Tarts

Lemon Posset Tart with Hazelnut Crust

When my online grocery shopping was delivered last week there was the Ocado magazine included in it.  That magazine had a number of recipes that are suitable for summertime.  One of them was Lemon Posset Tart, which used hazelnuts in the tart crust.   I have made lemon posset many times, it is a rich, silky […]

Cakes, Pastries

London Cheesecakes

A childhood favourite, these tasty puff pastries, topped with jam and almond cake and then icing with coconut, bring back so many memories of days gone by. London Cheesecakes, which were known when I was a child just as Cheesecakes, are a lovely puff pastry topped with a little raspberry jam, then about a tablespoon […]

Biscuits & Cookies

Fig Newtons – Fig Rolls

 Tender pastry filled with a sweet fig filling make Fig Newtons irresistible. Perfect with a cup of tea or coffee. Back in 2015, before I was doing videos of my baking, I made some Fig Newtons, or Fig Rolls as they are more commonly known in the UK.   They are a really lovely biscuit, or […]

Bread, Recipes

Mallorca Bread – Puerto Rican Buns

Soft and sweet these popular Puerto Rican buns are so tasty and perfect for snacking, or even filling. My sister Margaret, who lives in Canada, suggested that I try Mallorca Bread, buns that are very popular in Puerto Rico. I read up a little on the buns and found that they are very similar to […]

Muffins

Coconut & Chocolate Muffins

Sometimes it is good to have a nice easy recipe to go to, for a quick sweet treat. Muffins usually serve that purpose very well indeed. This recipe of Coconut and Chocolate Muffins works very well mixing those two flavours, and textures very well indeed. As with all muffins these don’t take long to make […]

Desserts

Bakewell Tart – A Perfect Dessert

A traditional British dessert, hailing from the town of Bakewell, but different to the Bakewell Pudding. When I first started my blog, back in 2014, one of my early posts was for Bakewell Tart. The tart is traditional in the UK and has a few variants. In the stores you can readily by individual ones […]

Cakes

Easy Raspberry Brownie Bars

A dense and moist cake flavoured with raspberry and topped with a raspberry icing. Heaven on a plate. I had some raspberry puree left over from when I was making my raspberry mousse. So I had to think what to do with it. Since the lemon brownie bars that I made a couple of weeks […]

Muffins, Recipes

Easy Banana Streusel Muffins

Banana Streusel Muffins, so moist and full of flavour, but with a deliciously crunchy streusel topping. I just love muffins and particularly those with some banana in. So I was quite excited to make these with the lovely crunchy topping. Adding just a little ground ginger gives a subtle but delightful hint of spice too. […]