Strawberry Crumbles

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I love strawberries and they are at their best during the British summer.  I do sometimes get a little carried away and buy more then we can eat in a day.  Unfortunately strawberries really need to be eaten within a day or two of picking before they go a little soft. This is the time I make strawberry crumbles. I make this as a tray bake and are so moreish it’s difficult to only eat one square! Continue reading “Strawberry Crumbles”

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Cornish Fairings

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These are traditional ginger biscuit commonly found in Cornwall. Fairing biscuits were made to be sold at fairs thus became known as fairings.

These biscuits are very similar to gingerbread men. They are a spicy biscuit, I have added crystallized ginger to this recipe. The crystallized ginger adds an extra chewy warmth. Continue reading “Cornish Fairings”

Cherry and White Chocolate Shortbread Cookies

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I wanted to make shortbread for #NationalShortbreadDay on 6th January 2018. I do make shortbread quite a lot either plain or the millionaire caramel shortbread recipes I have already done.  I always like to have something in the cake tin for lunch boxes and after dinner treats, shortbread cookies are perfect for this.

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Gingerbread Men

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I got this recipe out of a cartoon magazine when I was about 5 years old.  My mum and I carefully wrote it out and kept the recipe safe all these years.  The magazine has long since disappeared and I can’t remember which one it was, so unfortunately I can’t tag it in my blog.  Little did I think I’d still be using the same recipe and have my own baking blog.  But to all the children’s magazine editors and writers a big THANK YOU and keep the recipes coming, we still love them as we grow up!  I still like them the same as I did as a child – decorated with smarties and this recipe makes loads…. Continue reading “Gingerbread Men”

Double Chocolate Chip Cookies

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These are so easy to make and really scrummy. There is a spell of chilling the cookie dough, so although the ‘hands on’ making is relatively quick, there is an hour of down time in the middle.  Great if there are a few other jobs that need doing too.

This recipe makes about 16 cookies, however that does all depend on how large you like them! Continue reading “Double Chocolate Chip Cookies”