Rose and Coconut Biscuits

Oops. I had forgotten about the legendary Sikh hospitality, so when I took these homemade rose and coconut biscuits over to welcome our new neighbours, as they seem fully moved in now, I came back with an enormous chunk of birthday cake and a box of chocolates! That was not my aim at all, but …

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Nigella’s Emergency Brownies – 4 versions

I’ve been making a lot of Nigella’s Emergency Brownies. Not because I’m a brownie fiend, really, but once I make something, my brain then decides it wants to tweak it and experiment. So I did. The basic recipe is on Nigella’s website, and is excellent. It doesn’t need tweaking, it’s utterly delicious and stands all …

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Lemon Olive Oil Cookies

I adore the smell of fresh lemons. I am generally captivated by lemon trees, and always wanted my own one, but living in the UK without a conservatory or a very large greenhouse makes that fairly improbable. In these cookies I used a lemon olive oil, plus extra zest, to get that zing that I …

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Plantain Not Quite Brioche Swirls

I follow many channels on YouTube, quite a few of which are food based. Surprising, yes? [/irony] There is one channel whose owner has such a relaxing voice, that I could probably listen to her reading the phone book to be honest, but when she's talking about her cooking, that's much better than Smith, Jones …

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Speculoos Spiced Biscuits

Some days you just want a biscuit. Ok, let's be honest here, most days you just want a biscuit. (Cookie, for my American friends.) I like making biscuits, but a lot of the time I can't be bothered with recipes that have more than, say, three steps. This one is a nice, simple one, and …

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