May 27, 2013

Shortbread Triangles

this has to be, by far, the best shortbread recipe I have come across. I'm sure it would come as no surprise when I tell you that this bake comes from Mary Berry.

And who better to make this for than my own Grandma, whose 83rd birthday it is on Wednesday. Nostalgic visits to her house are made up of buttery lightness, sealed tightly in her 1940s biscuit tin. Who would have thought memories could taste that good?!

Try Mary Berry's Very Best Shortbread and you will have silence for the best part of 5 minutes.


Honeycomb Crunch Bars

sweet crunchy honeycomb can be so moreish, your sweet tooth won't know the difference between this bubbly, melt-in-the-mouth candy and a lump of sugar. 

Grab a pack of digestives and some raisins (at least then you feel it's almost healthy...!), a few bars of milk chocolate, golden syrup, butter and some soft brown sugar. Mix it all together and Bob's your Uncle! Complete and utter yumminess in a bar...


Brownie Roll-Out Cookies

everyone loves a good brownie, but sometimes there's no fun in making the same old thing over and over. I took this chocolatey recipe from Smitten Kitchen, packed these up and popped them in the post to surprise someone at the other end.

These are no ordinary biscuits - these taste just like brownies, only smaller and with slightly more bite. Yet, they still manage to cling on to that squidgy chew you crave from a decadent chocolate brownie. Win win.