I don’t know about you but we’re well & truly over winter! Don’t get me wrong, I much prefer the colder seasons to the heat of summer but my perfect weather can be described as, “freezing cold with the sun in the sky,” – certainly not the rain, sleet, snow & the gale force winds that we seem to be in the midst of at present. These constant grey skies have us craving the start of spring and these Spring Fairy Cakes seem to be just what the doctor ordered!Read More
If there’s one type of baking I feel I’ve mastered, it’s pancakes! I’ve even joked about writing my own recipe book solely of different pancake recipes. And it all started with these little beauties. Drop Scones, also known as Scotch Pancakes, are something I’ve been baking since my childhood and something that Granny has always been on hand to help perfect. Similar to American Pancakes but way simpler, they make a great treat for breakfast or just for snacking.Read More
Stress & mess aside, I really do love baking with The Boys. John in particular loves nothing more than putting on his apron & chef’s hat and getting his hands floury. It doesn’t actually matter what you tell him we’re making, he will always tell people he’s been, “making biscuits!” But as far as recipes for baking with kids go, I’m always a fan of something, quick, easy & with flavours that meet their approval and these Rainbow Cookies come out tops.
In an ideal world, I’d eat pastry for breakfast everyday. Although if anyone from my work is reading this, they’ll likely tell you that I have a Pain Au Chocolat most mornings… But lets just ignore that unhealthy little habit for a moment and concentrate on how amazing these little Easy Cinnamon Swirls are.Read More
When I think of Tunnocks Teacakes, I think of Still Game. In particular the one where Jack & Victor share some Tunnocks Teacakes and cristicise one another on either being the type of person who rolls their teacake wrapper into a perfect little ball or the type of person who has to flatten the wrapper out into a flawless square. (I’m definitely the latter). And for those of you out-with Scotland (or the UK – do you get Tunnocks Teacakes down south?) who have absolutely no idea what a Tunnocks Teacake is, these Tunnocks Teacake Cupcakes are just the education you need!
If there’s one smell that takes me back to growing up in the home that housed Granny’s baking, it is shortbread. Alongside her Empire Biscuits, Shortbread is one of the recipes that Granny is best known for. Delightfully Scottish, these sweet buttery biscuits are what dreams are made of. And let me tell you, Granny has got the art of Shortbread mastered!Read More
You know when you get an idea in your head and you just can’t let it go? Well, Irn Bru Cupcakes were my most recent obsessive idea! For whatever reason, I set myself a mission to turn Scotland’s number 1 soft drink into something I could bake & enjoy. And let me tell you, it wasn’t an easy task!
If there’s one recipe that people always ask for from Granny, it’s her Empire Biscuit one! These little gems are so simple & so versatile. You can go all traditional and opt for a Glace Cherry or a Jelly Tot on top, or you can get creative with fondant and top them with any shape you like! We particularly love going all festive with holly sprinkles, just for Santa.Read More
For the past few years I’ve made up little hampers full of hand made foods for friends & family. From chutney & jam to biscuits & cakes, each year I’m always on the look out for tasty new ideas to add to our home made gifts. Alongside Great Granny Coconut Ice I wanted to add another form of sweetie this year and White Chocolate & Cranberry Fudge is just the thing I had in mind!
I’ve always wanted to try making stained glass biscuits and the festive season seemed like the perfect opportunity to indulge my inner child. So drum roll please for these Stained Glass Christmas Biscuits! Granny used to have an array of recipes books which I remember flicking through as a child. In fact, I’m pretty sure she probably still has most of them.Read More