Afternoon Tea

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 [...]

Healthy Vegan Muffins

Healthy Vegan Muffins

Who doesn't love muffins? What makes them so great? The name muffin must help. It's a nice word, right? Like mittens or melons or muppets. Nice to say, nice to hear.

Or maybe it's their unique shape. I reckon a muffin without its distinctive dome wouldn't be anywhere near as enjoyable. Just like a bagel without the hole would be [...]

Garibaldi Biscuits (Currant Cookies)

Garibaldi Biscuits (Currant Cookies)

Growing up, I knew these biscuits as 'squashed flies'. According to Wikipedia they also go by fly sandwiches, flies' graveyards and dead fly biscuits. It's only now I realise that the name is not very vegan. They are nicknamed so for the flattened currants inside the biscuit. The currants poke out of the sides, especially visible pre-bake through the translucent dough, as if a whole colony of flies had been collectively swatted. No, not a very vegan nickname at all!

As with a lot of childhood treats, I then went years without having one [...]