Tag: icing

Bread, Christmas

Pfeffernüsse – German Iced Spice Cookies

My sister in Canada mentioned that she had bought some Pfeffernüsse, which are a German cookie that is iced(some recipes just roll the cookies in icing sugar).  They are also very popular, with different names in Denmark and The Netherlands.    I thought they looked very good and with all the spices they are quite unlike […]


Orange & Almond Cake

Today I made an Orange & Almond Cake, which is something new to me.  It was suggested to me by one of my sisters.  You may recall my references to a sister in Canada, Margaret also known as La La.  But it was not she who made the suggestion.  I also have a sister in […]

Biscuits, Cookies

Empire Biscuits

I had a yearning for a Royal Scot biscuit, but sadly McVities have stopped making them, which is such a shame.  But that led me to think about Empire Biscuits, since a quick way of making them was to use Royal Scots.  So I set about making my own Empire Biscuits.  They are a nice […]


Lemon Sponge Slices

I have a lovely, light, recipe today.  A lemon sponge which is covered with a lemon icing.  Not too much lemon though, as I rather like just enough of the lemon flavour in both to let you know it is there, but not enough to really swamp the taste buds. For this recipe I was […]


Coconut Muffins

I seem to be enjoying muffins quite a bit lately, and have come up with a recipe of my own that I wanted to try.  That is coconut muffins, topped with icing and some more coconut.  Most muffins don’t really have toppings, except maybe some crumbs to add some crunch, but I think these little […]

Bread, Cakes

Chelsea Buns

Chelsea Buns are a lovely, fruit-filled bread, traditionally baked close together so that they join up in baking. I read lots of recipes before deciding what ingredients to use.  Some use mixed dried fruit, others sultanas, raisin, apricots, cherries and any number of other fruits.  I eventually decided to try to make something that resembled […]

Desserts, Pastries


I decided to try to make some eclairs.  I must say it was not without problems.  Researching the various recipes it was very difficult to decide which one would produce the ideal results.   There seem to be two schools of thought.  One says cook the pastry oh a high heat for a while and […]

Cakes, Pies, Tarts

Coconut and Lemon Bakewell Tart

I found a recipe for something calling itself Coconut and Lemon Bakewell Tart. The recipe I found was on John Whaite’s website .  Now this is not what anyone would consider to be a Bakewell Tart, but it does have some similarities, in that it has a pastry base, a type of frangipane filling and a […]