Tag: butter


Light Almond Cupcakes

Today’s recipe is for a cupcake.  This one has a lovely almond flavour and is very light.  I decided not to put buttercream or frosting on the top, as people can decide for themselves if they want that.  For me the light little cake is good enough as on its’ own. To make them lighter […]

Desserts, Pastries

Danish Pastries

I have been wanting to make some Danish Pastries for quite a while, but I have put it off as the process is quite time consuming.  However today I finally bit the bullet and made some. The lovely puff pastry that is so redolent of Danish pastries, in various shapes and filled with any number […]

Biscuits, Cookies

Cheddar Crackers

I came across some great looking cheese crackers, made with Cheddar cheese.  They looked so good so I wanted to make some to see if the taste was as good as the look.  Having checked all over the internet I came across several sites and videos with precisely the same recipe, so I was unable […]



I have wanted to make croissants for some time, as I love them with that lovely fluffy texture and the rich buttery taste.  I looked at a number of recipes and watched quite a few videos before deciding how to proceed.  I used a recipe from Paul Hollywood who is a judge on Great British Bake […]


Swedish Sticky Chocolate Cake – Kladdkaka

I have been watching lots of videos of how to make this wonderfully moist cake.  Kladdkaka is a Swedish cake, moist and sticky inside.  In fact in some recipes the moistness is slightly runny.  I didn’t want a runny centre, so I opted to follow a recipe by Donal Skehan, where everything is mixed in […]

Biscuits, Cookies

Shortbread Petticoat Tails

Who doesn’t love a nice piece of shortbread?  Certainly I have never come across anyone who doesn’t like it.  So today I thought I would try to make some, in the traditional petticoat tail shape.  That is a round of shortbread, with a pattern and some lines for breaking into pieces.  Usually after baking you […]