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Double Chocolate Chip Muffins

For a simple bake, that tastes very good indeed there is nothing like a Chocolate Chip Muffin.  The difference with this version is that it has two types of chocolate, firstly some very good cocoa powder in the batter and, secondly, 70% dark chocolate chips. The batter is very loose so care is needed when […]

Biscuits, Cookies

Chocolate Lime Macaroons

Yesterday I started the Christmas cake making process.  But it will be another two weeks before it is ready. The cake is made and has been fed with brandy.  Now it is resting in and airtight container.  I will post about the cake when it has been finished with marzipan and icing.  In the meantime […]

Biscuits, Cookies

Fruit Shortcake Biscuits

Fruit Shortcake biscuits are a childhood favourite biscuit, made with a short pastry and currants.  The recipe I used to make these is actually referred to on Good To Know as squashed fly biscuits, from a recipe by Rachel Allen.     This is another easy to make recipe, and the results are very tasty indeed. […]

Biscuits, Cookies

My Hob Nobs

Hob Nob biscuits are actually a proprietary brand, but I have made a similar type of biscuit, just trying out a basic biscuit recipe with some rolled oats in it. They have turned out rather well, with a lovely sweet aroma, as they cooked. They have a nice, brittle crunch to then, and have just […]


FruityTea Cake – Loaf

I found what reads like a nice recipe to try, for a Tea Cake.  The recipe is on BBC Good Food. The recipe calls for mixed dried berries and cherries. In my supermarket the only dried berries were cranberries.  So I opted to use mixed dried fruit instead.  The flavour should still be good, even […]


Spiced Teacake

A lovely treat is a toasted teacake, with lashings of butter, all washed down with a cup of tea.  I looked around for a recipe, and found several that looked promising.  The one I settled of was on the BBC Food website, courtesy of The Hairy Bikers.  I just want to comment on that site, […]


Cherry Almond Loaf Cake

A nice simple to make cake is a loaf cake.  In this case it is Cherry Almond Loaf Cake. I took this from a Nigella Recipe.  Reading some comments on her site seemed to imply that the cooking time was longer than that given.  However I found that the 45-60 minutes estimated time was just […]


Scandinavian Cinnamon Buns

There is nothing quite like the smell of cinnamon as it is being baked.  The aroma really whets the appetite. So I hunted around for some nice bunsrecipes and found one for a Scandinavian type bun in The Guardian .  The article actually goes into detail about several different recipes they tried, and then provides, what […]