Easy Sugar Cookies in 4 Steps

I love this recipe. It tastes great, is perfect for cutout biscuits, and is really simple.

I’ve used it countless times, and each time it has worked perfectly. On this occasion, I was making biscuits for my boy’s birthday party. Their birthdays are a day apart, so it looks like they’ll be sharing their birthday parties each year!

My eldest son just loves using the rolling pin, cutting out the shapes, and eating the dough scraps when he thinks I’m not watching!

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Want to make a Super-Quick Apricot Pudding?

I always have a tin of fruit in my pantry. Whether it’s canned peaches, pears or apricots, I always have one up the back of my cupboard.

I find they are great for quick desserts that the kids just love – plain, straight out of the can served with custard or yoghurt. Or, if you have a spare 5 minutes before you serve dinner, you could whip up this pudding. It can bake away in the oven whilst you enjoy your dinner. Once you’ve finished eating your main course, dessert will be ready to serve! Read More

Heavenly Vanilla Cupcakes Topped with Buttercream Icing

What’s not to love about cupcakes? They’re a little piece of heaven in your hand. A delicate cake topped with sweet buttercream, ganache or fresh cream.

Growing up in my family home they were never known as cupcakes – They were always patty cakes and my mother regularly cooked big batches for us. Most of the mixture would be cooked, ready to be iced when cooled. The remaining mixture would be incorporated with some mixed spice and dried fruit, to be baked and enjoyed by my father (who doesn’t really like icing!)

Cupcakes are a perfect addition to an afternoon tea party, a sweet treat in a child’s lunchbox, or a great portion controlled birthday cake. These ones were baked for my husband’s grandmother’s 91st birthday morning tea. The extended family was getting together to celebrate with her and I knew the delicate pink buttercream would be a perfect addition to the morning tea. Unfortunately my eldest son wasn’t well, so I stayed home with him while hubby took our youngest son along. Our little one worked the room like a pro, giving cuddles and smiles to everyone!

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These Coconut Biscuits Won’t Last Long Anywhere

It’s always good to have an easy, failsafe biscuit recipe. One you can turn to in a hurry, or when you just need to unwind and bake your heart out.

These coconut biscuits are delicious. Crispy around the edge, and slightly chewy in the centre – they are definitely very moreish. You won’t be able to stop at one when they’re fresh out of the oven. And I know from experience that they won’t last long with kids (or husbands) around!

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