While the Florentine flapjacks and the ‘healthy’ pear and almond loaf were pretty tasty, I have to admit that they weren’t the most demanding bakes I have ever attempted. Therefore I decided to try something a little more complex this week and remind myself yet again that I do have some baking skill.
Since my imaginative efforts rarely goes beyond sugar, it is probably unsurprising that my go to present on all occasions is something of the baked variety. Since my Dad only asked for flapjacks this Father’s Day, I thought I would spice my recipe up a little to incorporate another of his favourite treats: Florentines.
Apologies for the slight hiatus in the blog the last couple of weeks: since I went a little overboard with a few recipes I found my self so inundated with sugary goodness that even I had to stop! However I am back this week with another of my ‘healthy’ bakes, and it was surprisingly a lot nicer than I even expected it to be! (I’m great at selling this, aren’t !?).
Since we have now made it into 2018 and Christmas and New Year have well and truly passed, I do somewhat apologise for this blog post as it has slightly missed its mark. I also promise that I will start a blog post in some way other than with an apology sometime soon!
So after my first ever review on my blog last week, I return to my attempts at concocting recipes in true form. Essentially, this means I run out of time and can’t do anything even nearly as ambitious as I would have liked it to be. This week I definitely faced the same issue, but this time I didn’t even have time to get any ingredients. So, after scouring the larder I have orange, marzipan and date cake and, I have to say, it’s pretty delicious.
So after stating in last weeks post that I was going to try and do something a little more adventurous this week, I bottled in and, instead, have opted for this cherry and pistachio loaf. Since it is my sister’s last week before she jets off to New Zealand for a year, I decided to take a little break from what was my constant baking and spend some time with her. So, yet again, sorry not sorry! However, I feel like this will still be a pretty delicious recipe, purely because it is based on a foolproof one I use by the Primrose Bakery, so hopefully you’ll be able to forgive me once again.
After a week of offering you something slightly healthier, I thought for this post I would offer you something a little more true to form. Unlike my healthier honey gingerbread, it is safe to say there is nothing even remotely slimming about my traybake this week. But, being modest as per, it is still pretty good!
In my opinion, Lady’s Kiss isn’t the most appealing name for a biscuit. For me, it places somewhere on the dodgy/ slightly seedy spectrum and this certainly isn’t helped by the description in Coffee Time Treats: ‘Ladies’ kisses cookies have a delicious texture and an exquisite lingering flavour- just like the loveliest kind of kiss should have’. However, each to their own, and I suppose an exquisite lingering flavour is better than one after a few pints and jaeger bombs down the Bigg Market on a Saturday night. So why not give them a shot? Continue reading “Honey and Saffron Ladies’ Kisses”
After gorging on the extra dark chocolate left over from my last post for apple, pecan and dark chocolate biscotti, it occurred to me that I haven’t done anything really chocolatey yet! I decided this needed to be rectified as soon as possible and another realisation quickly followed: while I have made blondies, I have never made brownies! It’s safe to say you can’t go wrong with brownies. Whether they are soft, gooey, thick or thin, everyone loves them and you should treat anyone who doesn’t with a degree of caution. Continue reading “Chilli Beetroot Brownies”
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”