Tag: lemon


Lemon & White Chocolate Squares

My great-niece Grace found a lovely recipe for something called Little Lemonies which looks very good indeed.  The recipe is on Mel’s Kitchen  Cafe website where they are referred to as Lemon Brownies.  I decided to adapt the recipe slightly, particularly using a different topping.  For my topping I wanted to include white chocolate to give […]

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 […]


Cherry, Lemon & Coconut Muffins

I saw a lovely recipe on My Favourite Pastime for a muffin with glace cherries, lemon and coconut.  They looked great and I love all those ingredients, so I decided I should make them and see how they turn out. Muffins are so easy to make, just mix the dry ingredients in one bowl, the wet […]

Biscuits, Cookies

Lemon Icebox Cookies

I love the idea of refrigerator, or icebox, cookies.  Making dough and then just baking as many cookies as you need at the time and storing the dough in the fridge or freezer to bake later, as you need them. For mine I decided upon a lemon flavour, and tried something a little different when […]

Christmas, How To ...

Homemade Mincemeat

In preparation for making mince pies, just before Christmas, I have made my own mincemeat.  I actually posted this recipe on my blog two years ago, but today I have done it again, this time with a video.   Some may wonder why I have posted this on a baking blog.  But of course, it […]


Lemon Frosted Vanilla Pound Cake

This pound cake is made in a 2lb loaf tin.  Flavoured with vanilla, and lemon zest, it is topped with a lovely lemon icing/frosting. The texture is dense, as with all loaf cakes, and is very similar to what in the UK is known as Madeira Cake. Although it takes a while to make, it […]


Steamed Treacle Sponge

Although I have called this a treacle sponge, which it how it is known in the UK, it actually has golden syrup, rather than dark treacle in it.   It is a nice departure from baking in the oven, to steam a lovely sponge in a bowl in a saucepan of simmering water.   This […]

Biscuits, Cookies

Lemon Crinkle Cookies

I came across crinkle cookies, having never heard of them before and decided I would like to try them. At first I thought I would make some chocolate ones, but eventually decided upon lemon. Crinkle cookies are balls of dough, rolled in icing sugar and as they bake the dough cracks to give a very […]


Blackberry & Lemon Cheesecake

After the success of my Raspberry and Lemon Cheesecake I decided to try a blackberry version.  This time though I would use frozen rather than fresh berries.  In the UK frozen berries are much cheaper than the fresh ones and work very well in making sauces etc.   In fact mine turned out very well. […]