Easter biscuits on a plate
Biscuits, Easter

1950s Easter Biscuits

When I was a child, a family friend – the sort of close friend that in the 1950s we children would call Auntie – always used to make Easter biscuits. These crisp, spicy, curranty and sugary biscuits are the taste of Easter for me – like mince pies are the […]

Four ginger nut biscuits on a plate

Homemade Gingernut Biscuits

This week I have been making gingernut biscuits – I had to make six batches of biscuits before I was happy with my recipe. My daughter and her family have been taste testing all week. It’s a good job they all love gingernuts! Gingernuts are an old fashioned favourite and […]

Four chocolate digestive biscuits on a blue flowered patterned plate

The Best Homemade Chocolate Digestive Biscuits

When I asked my grandaughter which biscuit was her favourite she said chocolate digestive biscuits. I wasn’t surprised as the chocolate digestive is the UK’s favourite biscuit. I checked out the supermarket but couldn’t find a brand that didn’t include palm oil in its ingredients. Even McVities, the makers of […]

Handmade oatcakes on a wooden board with some cheeses and grapes

Homemade Oatcakes

The decorations have been taken down, the leftover food has been eaten, the thankyou letters have been written and we are already well into the new year and back in our usual routines. Part of my routine is starting the day with a mug of strong Assam tea and some […]