What’s this? A new recipe?! It has certainly been a while but what better way to get back into the swing of things than a Dark Chocolate and Orange Shortbread biscuit.
Recently someone asked Granny, “what’s your favourite thing to bake?” and without hesitation, she answered with “Shortbread!” I’ve already shared Granny’s infamous Shortbread recipe but inspired by recent events, I thought it was now time to share another variation of the classic Scottish Shortbread – which incidentally is my favourite kind – Highlander Shortbread!Read More
In the world of baking, there is always something on-trend. For years it was cupcakes, then there was cake-pops, followed by more creative bakes such as the cronut. More recently, it’s been biscuits! But not just any biscuits – iced biscuits that resemble works of art have been taking social media by storm, as we all watch those videos of these little masterpieces coming together. Seeing the final masterpieces could have you thinking they are hard to achieve but the amazing new book, The Biscuiteers Book of Iced Gifts takes you right from baking your biscuits, to turning them into your own little works of art.
Hi, hello! There’s been a bit of an unintentional radio silence on here of late which I can only apologise for. I’m never sure how much real life stuff people want on here, so tend to stick to the baking*. So to help ease me back into the kitchen, here’s another classic from Granny’s little blue book; Crunchy Peanut Cookies!Read More
If you follow Baking with Granny on Facebook you will have seen the excitement over the fact we recently done a 5-day feature of recipes with the Scottish Daily Mail. Unfortunately, our feature clashed with the arrival of the “Beast from East”, meaning we were unable to get the last few days worth of newspapers locally – a problem which I understand a lot of people had too!Read More
One of my most favourite things to have happened since starting Baking with Granny is people sharing what they used to bake with their own Granny. It was never the initial expectation behind sharing Granny’s recipes here but it came naturally with the concept. Some of the recipes people mention are already here (Shortbread and Fly Cemetery), some are in the works and others I’m not always familiar with. Perkins biscuits was one that was requested on Facebook – one I hadn’t heard of before but of course, Granny had a recipe stashed away.Read More
I love ice cream. I love cookies. Keeping that in mind, ice cream cake is pretty much my idea of heaven. So when Maryland’s Cookie Thins were brought to my attention and I was asked to create a recipe which featured this delicious little biscuits, it only seemed right to make an Ice Cream Cake with Maryland Cookie Thins!Read More
These days I’m very firmly an Edinburgh lass, even appearing in the local paper! But I actually grew up down the coast a little in North Berwick, where Granny still lives today. As well as Granny (and Papa!), North Berwick is also home to Tantallon Castle, a mighty fortress that dates right back to the 1300’s and is the place of which these lovely little Tantallon Cakes get their name.