Chocolate Easter Biscuits

So, with the lack of actual Easter Eggs in this house I decided to make some chocolate biscuits in the shape of eggs. I didn’t have a relevant cookie cutter so made do with cutting round a cardboard cutout, hence the rough outline. They’re more or less a basic chocolate biscuit some sprayed with edible…

Celebration Cupcakes

Here (at last) is the recipe for the celebration cupcakes I made for little S, the ones that were to be decorated with the rainbow drops I made on Thursday. They’re a basic vanilla cupcake topped with rich, decadent chocolate buttercream – just what little S asked for to celebrate her end of term certificate…

Hearty Chocolate Chip Cookies

Here’s a chocolate chip cookie recipe that robust, soft, cakey and a little more substantial than your delicate cookie. They travel brilliantly so are much more suited to a picnic/journey than your usual version, and keep for much longer. I think they make a great, never-fail speedy recipe should you have kids coming over to…

Vanilla Thins

For a dairy-free cookie these are remarkably ‘buttery’ and are perfect for cutting into any shape and even icing. I made them for little S to take into school in a flower shape as it’s spring… they went down very well. I reckon these could take any flavour instead of the vanilla – just substitute…

Lucky Clover Cookies

It may still be March, but the weather today looks perfect for a trip to the beach. As I’ve mentioned before, picnics are very hard if you are egg/dairy/nut-free. It’ll be sandwiches, crisps, vegetable sticks, fruit and these cookies I made last night. They’re chocolate and orange and hopefully will stand up to the journey…….

Super Size Iced Gemys

I remember really liking those little ‘Iced Gems’ when I was a child. I’m not sure the flavour was amazing, but there was always something pretty and appealing about them. Now Iced Gems contain milk so neither of my girls have even tried them, so yesterday when my youngest was home early from school (she’s…

Toasted coconut and chocolate cookies

It’s been an ill week in this household – so it’s definitely time for some seriously good treat food. For me there is something utterly divine about the combination of chocolate and coconut. Maybe it arises from the memory of an unforgettable coconut ice cream with chocolate sauce we ate on Caye Caulker in Belize…