dessert

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

How do you like your cookies? With a bit of crunch? Or at the other end of the spectrum, with only a crisp edge to hold together a soft, gooey middle? Personally, I like a not-too-soft, not-too-hard kind of cookie. Just right – a Goldilocks cookie?

A friend of mine described the cookies served at her school: so fresh from the oven [...]

Gooseberry Crumble

Gooseberry Crumble

If there’s one thing the English are good at, it’s puddings. The list of well-known desserts of English origin is remarkably long: Angel Delight and Arctic Roll, Bakewell tarts and Battenburg cake, Chelsea buns and Coconut Ice… And then there’s the peculiar names, too: Knickerbocker Glory and Spotted Dick come to mind. There’s a wonderful quote from Jane Grigson’s Fruit Book on the homeliness of English puddings:

“[Crumble] is always a great success with our French and Italian friends, who ask for an English pudding but whose pioneering spirit would fail if faced with Spotted Dick or Dead Man’s Leg.”

Vegan Florentines

Vegan Florentines

Hi everyone! I hope you're all having a great festive period. Personally I haven't been feeling that Christmassy, until last night when our tree went up which Max (my dog - to the unacquainted) duly had a good bark at. Anyway, today I've got a real gem for you. These vegan florentines are so decadent and elegant they basically scream Christmas. I would seriously recommend them as a Christmas present, but I do realise I'm a bit late in publishing this post! Perhaps if you have any presents to give after Christmas, like I will, to other relatives, a few days later?!