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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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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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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Spelt Flour Koulourakia–Easter Cookies

I try to make these every Easter. Buttery, short cookies that are moreish and come flavoured with orange or lemon or vanilla. As I had no fresh oranges, I decided to go with orange blossom water, orange extract and mastiha, seeing as I had some left over from making the savoury hot cross buns. I …

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Christmas: Kourabiedes, or Greek Butter Cookies

I have a cookbook. (Nobody is surprised at this.) I have 2 copies of the same cookbook, because the first one fell apart. My Mum used it to learn to cook Greek food for my Dad after they got married, then I found it, and started reading it. It had a cover, back then. One …

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Stir Wars

…there was a Twitter exchange. Out of this Twitter exchange arose a  misunderstanding, and from that misunderstanding there came the mighty, unstoppable force that is… Four heroes worked long and hard to make this dream a reality. They talked, they cooked, they baked, they experimented and they fought off weariness and illness until finally, overcoming …

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