Category Archives: Biscuits and Cookies

Recipe: Mum’s Peanut Cookies

A big batch of buttery, nutty, chocolatey cookies are sometimes a necessity. Ingredients: 225g unsalted butter, softened 200g caster sugar 200g soft light brown sugar 2 eggs 1/2 tsp vanilla extract 240g crunchy Organic peanut butter (use top quality stuff

Recipe: Mum’s Peanut Cookies

A big batch of buttery, nutty, chocolatey cookies are sometimes a necessity. Ingredients: 225g unsalted butter, softened 200g caster sugar 200g soft light brown sugar 2 eggs 1/2 tsp vanilla extract 240g crunchy Organic peanut butter (use top quality stuff

Ginger Bakes

I am going through a bit of a ginger phase at the moment. Ginger is such a wonderful spice, with layers of flavour. It is deep and warming, with a fiery spicy kick if you use the fresh root, and

Ginger Bakes

I am going through a bit of a ginger phase at the moment. Ginger is such a wonderful spice, with layers of flavour. It is deep and warming, with a fiery spicy kick if you use the fresh root, and

Recipe: Chunky Chocolate and Ginger Cookies

These Chunky Chocolate Ginger Cookies are possibly the most delicious cookies I have ever baked. They are baked until just cooked through so that they remain cakes inside, and if you sneak one away while still warm from the over,

Recipe: Chunky Chocolate and Ginger Cookies

These Chunky Chocolate Ginger Cookies are possibly the most delicious cookies I have ever baked. They are baked until just cooked through so that they remain cakes inside, and if you sneak one away while still warm from the over,

Recipe: Fruit and Nut Milk Chocolate Tiffin Bites

January may be on its way out, but I still have a few odds and ends from all those Christmas biscuit selections lying around. This recipe is a great way to use these up and a fun and easy treat

Recipe: Fruit and Nut Milk Chocolate Tiffin Bites

January may be on its way out, but I still have a few odds and ends from all those Christmas biscuit selections lying around. This recipe is a great way to use these up and a fun and easy treat

Café Review: Sugar Junction, Manchester

Set in Manchester’s young and trendy Northern Quarter, Sugar Junction (SJ) is a warm and welcoming haven against the blistering winter cold outside. I first heard about this tearoom by way of Chinese whispers of sorts. When visiting me at university,

Café Review: Sugar Junction, Manchester

Set in Manchester’s young and trendy Northern Quarter, Sugar Junction (SJ) is a warm and welcoming haven against the blistering winter cold outside. I first heard about this tearoom by way of Chinese whispers of sorts. When visiting me at university,

Recipe: Spiced Orange, Raisin and Fudge Biscuits

When I first attempted these cookies, I was very disappointed as they did turn out how I wanted. I am a perfectionist and hate it when things don’t go to plan, so I got straight on making a new batch.

Recipe: Spiced Orange, Raisin and Fudge Biscuits

When I first attempted these cookies, I was very disappointed as they did turn out how I wanted. I am a perfectionist and hate it when things don’t go to plan, so I got straight on making a new batch.

Recipe: Cranberry, Ginger and White Chocolate Sandwich Biscuits

Crumbly, yet slightly soft biscuits bursting with fruity cranberries and piquant ginger bits, sandwiched together with creamy white chocolate. So good, you’ll be plunging your hand into the biscuit tin for a second! Ingredients: 170g caster sugar 140g salted butter,

Recipe: Cranberry, Ginger and White Chocolate Sandwich Biscuits

Crumbly, yet slightly soft biscuits bursting with fruity cranberries and piquant ginger bits, sandwiched together with creamy white chocolate. So good, you’ll be plunging your hand into the biscuit tin for a second! Ingredients: 170g caster sugar 140g salted butter,

Restaurant Review: Roscioli, Rome

Roscioli is a salumeria-cum bakery-cum cheese shop-cum deli-cum restaurant that excels in every category (much like that overachieving student from your high school class). But excellence come at a price. Both the restaurant and the bakery sit unassumingly along a

Restaurant Review: Roscioli, Rome

Roscioli is a salumeria-cum bakery-cum cheese shop-cum deli-cum restaurant that excels in every category (much like that overachieving student from your high school class). But excellence come at a price. Both the restaurant and the bakery sit unassumingly along a

Café Review: Pompi, Rome

Tiramisù is my dessert of choice. If it’s on the menu, I’ll order it, needless to say, I have eaten many a tiramisù in my time. Pompi is the home of this most famous Italian dessert and, as well as

Café Review: Pompi, Rome

Tiramisù is my dessert of choice. If it’s on the menu, I’ll order it, needless to say, I have eaten many a tiramisù in my time. Pompi is the home of this most famous Italian dessert and, as well as

Restaurant Review: La Sagra del Vino, Rome

La Sagra del Vino was my first experience of traditional Roman trattoria-style dining. I was taken there by my Roman housemate and connoisseur of Rome’s best eateries. A meal out with him never disappointed. La Sagra del Vino is a family-run restaurant

Restaurant Review: La Sagra del Vino, Rome

La Sagra del Vino was my first experience of traditional Roman trattoria-style dining. I was taken there by my Roman housemate and connoisseur of Rome’s best eateries. A meal out with him never disappointed. La Sagra del Vino is a family-run restaurant