Tag: shortbread

Biscuits & Cookies

Easy Chocolate Shortbread

Quick and easy this recipe for chocolate shortbread works very well indeed. I do love shortbread and enjoy most baked things that include chocolate.  So I decided to make some chocolate shortbread, just as an experiment, based on a shortbread recipe I used recently.  All I did was to substitute some of the flour and […]

Biscuits & Cookies, Christmas

Clementine Shortbread for Christmas

 Christmas deserves something extra special.  So a shortbread biscuit flavoured with clementines, so readily associated with that time of year, are just perfect.  They taste great and have that special shortbread crunch. Although I made shortbread just a few weeks ago I decided that a slight variation, adding the zest from some clementines, would make […]

Desserts

Orange Posset & Orange Shortbread

Posset is a firm favourite of mine.  This traditional dessert is made with cream and sugar and is flavoured with fruit juice, but it has to be a juice containing citric acid that will thicken the cream when added to for a thickset dessert.   Posset is very rich and is therefore best served in small […]

Biscuits & Cookies

Nantes Cakes – Cookies

I recently acquired a very good book about the food that Claude Monet, the artist, used to like to eat. It included a lot of recipes of that food and also included lots of information and also photos of some of his paintings.  Coincidentally shortly after I bought the book one of my subscribers on […]

Biscuits & Cookies

Millionaire’s Shortbread

This recipe is strictly for those with a sweet tooth, or two.  Any shortbread is nice but add a thick layer of caramel and then another, of chocolate, and you have a rich, sweet variant.  It is the sort of thing that you don’t want a large portion of, or you will feel decidedly sick […]

Biscuits & Cookies, Cakes

Lemon Squares – Lemon Bars

I felt like a big lemon hit today so I set about making some Lemon Squares, or Lemon Bars as they are known it some places.  These have a delicious shortbread base and a wonderful lemon topping. The recipe is quite simple and just requires a little patience, as some waiting is involved.  The first […]