Tag: biscuits

Biscuits & Cookies

Nice Biscuits – Cookies

Nice Biscuits are a very popular biscuit or cookie in the UK.  The name is pronounce ‘niece’ the same as the French City.  There is a theory that the biscuits got the name from that city when Queen Victoria ate some when she visited there.  But who knows?  Certainly not me.  Anyway these are a […]

Biscuits & Cookies

Custard Powder Cookies

My recipe today is for the most simple of cookies, Custard Powder Cookies.  These take very little time to make and bake and they taste so delicious. Custard powder is readily available in all UK supermarkets, and is probably stocked in most home food cupboards. In other countries it is likely to be available in […]

Biscuits & Cookies

Italian Style ‘S’ Cookies

In my various searches on the internet I come across a number of baked items of which I haven’t heard.  One such is ‘S’ cookies, which seem to be very popular in Italy.  It would appear that they are often flavoured with lemon zest and sometimes with anise.  I decided to give them a try, […]

Biscuits & Cookies

Anzac Biscuits

I had a suggestion to make some Anzac Biscuits. I have a recipe already on my blog for these, but without a video.  So I decided to make them again, this time including a video, and slightly changing the recipe but still keeping within the spirit of those biscuits. ANZAC is an acronym for Ausralian […]

Biscuits & Cookies

Cut Out Sugar Cookies

I do enjoy biscuits of almost any type.  Buttery ones are high on the list of favourites, so shortbread, butter cookies and sugar cookies are all near the top. This recipe is for sugar cookies, but with a dough that is firm enough to roll and cut out, keeping their shape.  They can be flavoured, […]

Biscuits & Cookies

Crispy Chocolate Sandwich Cookies

Today I made some wonderfully crispy biscuits and sandwiched them together with a chocolate ganache.  I got the idea when I saw some pictures of a French biscut Prince Chocolate.  They are a two thin biscuits/cookies that are sandwiched with chocolate, with a pattern imprinted on them..  The biscuit has to be hard and crispy […]

Biscuits & Cookies

Lemon Shortcake Biscuts(Cookies)

Shortcake, as opposed to shortbread, biscuits are popular in the UK.  The usually come in an oblong form, flat in the middle with a pattern around the edges.  I have looked for a recipe to make those but have never found one.  Most of the time when I search for ‘shortcake’ I am presented with […]

Biscuits & Cookies

Tosset Cakes/Biscuits

As I was looking around the internet for some old fashioned bicsuit/cookie recipes I came across Tosset Cakes, which are a traditional biscuit made in Lancashire.  They are very similar to Goosnargh biscuits, also from Lancashire.  But the ratio of butter to flour in Tosset cakes is higher than in Goosnargh, so the resulting biscuits […]