Raspberry, Hazelnut and Meringue Squares

So after deciding that I needed to branch out my ideas a little more in my review for the hazelnut and raspberry baked cheesecake brownie at Olive and Bean last week, I have completely contradicted myself already. I think it’s safe to say that my raspberry, hazelnut and meringue squares might not be the most original, but they are pretty yummy so, again, it’s a very sorry not sorry situation.

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Apple, Pecan and Dark Chocolate Biscotti

Now it is safe to say we are firmly in Autumn, I feel it is finally acceptable for me to post something using our very own home grown apples. I know what you’re thinking, especially if you’re Miranda Priestley: Apples, in autumn? Groundbreaking. But,  The Devil Wears Prada references aside, I have had my beady eye on those apples since they appeared. So now they’re finally ripe enough and the nagging from my dad to do something with them before the birds do has begun, I feel like the day has finally come. Continue reading “Apple, Pecan and Dark Chocolate Biscotti”

Cloud Catcher Cakes

Even though I claimed in my last post for lemon and aronia berry iced biscuits that I was not going to follow the bake off this post also took ideas from the technical challenge of cake week, jaffa cakes. Chocolate orange has to be one of my favourite flavour combinations and, unsurprisingly, jaffa cakes are definitely one of my first choices when tucking up with a cup of tea in front of Pointless (Yes, I mainly watch pointless as an excuse for tea and biscuits; no, I am not secretly in my 50’s).Therefore, when I made my own a few years ago I hate to admit they weren’t as good as the shop bought ones, purely because I think they are pretty hard to beat! Therefore, I thought putting a spin on them would, in theory, be a really good way of fixing something that isn’t broken. Continue reading “Cloud Catcher Cakes”

Apple and Ginger Crumble Shortbread

I’ll admit now that this blog post is definitely the most spontaneous one yet even though the flavours are fairly basic. The recipe came about from a combination of an early finish from work and a hungry father whinging that there was ‘nowt to eat’ with his cup of tea. After beating an answer out of him (not literally) to find out what he actually fancied, I came up with these little apple and ginger crumble shortbreads. I have made a similar rhubarb crumble shortbread at work before which has proved quite popular, but since I was limited to the ingredients I had in the house I decided to go for a more traditional take. Continue reading “Apple and Ginger Crumble Shortbread”