Valentine Cookies

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This recipe will make about 30 cookies (depending on the size of your cookie cutter)

These cookies are so versatile you can use any cookie cutter, sandwich two together, make window cookies or mug hanging cookies and more.

Because I have chilled the dough before baking, the cookies will retain their shape and not distort during the baking process.

Today I have made sandwiched cookies with a heart window and some mug hanging cookies to enjoy with my hot chocolate. Continue reading “Valentine Cookies”

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Yule Log (ready made swiss roll)

At Christmas time there is so much to do and most of it needs to be done at the last minute on the day.

If you don’t have time to make your own Swiss roll, don’t panic, just keep a couple of your favourite swiss rolls in the cupboard on standby and within 30mins you can rustle up a Yule log! Continue reading “Yule Log (ready made swiss roll)”

Millionaires Poke Cake

I have made this cake several times experimenting with the size of poke holes, first I tried pencil sized holes (picture 1), these are great for runny sauces but with a thick caramel I don’t think the holes were large enough for quality seepage. Each time I made the cake I made the hole progressively larger until I went with an apple corer (picture 2). Well we certainly had caramel filled holes and this was certainly a hit! The down side was, with the quantity of caramel in this recipe and the fact the holes take a lot of filling the layer of caramel on the top was quite thin.  You also need to take care that you do not ‘core’ through the base as the result could be a little sticky!

We all liked the larger holes with more caramel in the cake then on top. Try it and let me know what you like best! Continue reading “Millionaires Poke Cake”