Tag: Vanilla Extract


Flourless Almond and Coconut Cake

I saw what looked to be a very nice recipe on Belinda Jeffery’s website for an almond, coconut and vanilla cake that contained no flour.  I rather liked the idea of it, being a big fan of both almond and coconut.  So I decided I would try it out, but with a couple of minor amendments.   […]


Lemon Butter Cake

This is light, fluffy and very buttery cake, flavoured with lemon zest. It is similar, in some ways to Castella cake which is very popular in Japan, but not quite the same.  The idea is to mix butter and sugar for quite a while until it is all very light and fluffy, with lots on […]

Biscuits, Cookies

Lemon Italian Knot Cookies

I was intrigued when I saw some photos of Italian Knot Cookies recently and thought that they looked very good and would probably taste great, with a lemon flavour.  So today I am making some. Although the recipe is quite simple the dough is very sticky to work with, so when rolling dough into lengths […]


Chickpea Chocolate & Coconut Brownies

Watching some videos recently I was quite surprised at some of the things you can do with chickpeas.  One suggestion was to make brownies, using chickpeas instead of flour.  This sounded very interesting and I did some further investigations and watched some videos and they all seemed very good. For my version I am using […]


Raspberry Muffins

I had some frozen raspberries in the freezer so I decided that today I would use them to make some muffins.  I found a very nice recipe on aburstfullofbeautiful which seemed to be exactly what I wanted. Muffins, as you know, are very easy to make and require very little mixing.  In fact you should only […]

Cakes, Muffins

Peach Purée Cupcakes

Who doesn’t enjoy a cupcake from time to time?  Certainly I do!.  So today I decided to make some.  I had bought some White Peach purée, which was supposedly to be used for making cocktails but which I thought would be ideal for baking too.   So I looked around for a recipe that might […]


Almond Sponge & Caramel Frosting

I enjoyed my Almond and Coconut Sponge so much that I decided the cake recipe needed to be used again, but with a different filling and topping. Caramel, a nice thick one, seemed ideal.  I also decided to make a square cake, rather than a round one, so although the cake recipe is identical I […]

Biscuits, Cookies

Owl Butter Cookies

I found a lovely recipe on etsy blog bt Heather Baird.  She used this a little gifts for people to take away after Thanksgiving dinner.  They looked so cute and I thought they would be something that children would enjoy helping to make.  I decided that I would give them a try too. They are a […]


Blueberry Upside Down Muffins

I saw a lovely video on Joyofbaking for Cranberry Upside Down Muffins, which looked very good indeed.  I am not a lover of cranberries as much as I am of blueberries.  So I thought I would try to make the same thing, but with blueberries instead. Of course I had to adjust the recipe since […]

Biscuits, Cookies

Black Treacle/Molasses Cookies

I saw a lovely sounding recipe on Joy of Baking for molasses cookies.  So I thought I would try it out, but using Black Treacle instead of molasses.  The reason for that is that I had black treacle, and it is very similar indeed to molasses, being made from raw cane sugar.  Indeed in it much […]