Easter

Cakes, Easter

Chocolate Tiffin

With Easter upon us I have been thinking of quick and easy chocolate recipes and have come up with a basic Chocolate Tiffin recipe and a couple of interesting variations – Chocolate Ginger Tiffin and Chocolate Tiffin with Glacé Fruit and Brandy. Chocolate Tiffin is a chocolate treat combining biscuits […]

Easter

Hot Cross Buns

I always bake hot cross buns on Good Friday for my family. I love the warm, yeasty smell of the dough as it proves and the spicy sweetness of the buns fresh from the oven. My recipe is simple to make and well worth a little extra time. Hot Cross […]

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 […]

Cakes, Easter

Simnel Cake

I really like fruit cake – any sort of fruit cake and I love marzipan, so a traditional Easter Simnel Cake which combines the two is one of my favourite cakes, and is always part of my family’s Easter celebrations. Homemade Marzipan You can buy some very good marzipan in […]