Posts tagged baking

Quick and Easy Pastry

  I have always been scared stiff of pastry. Not of eating it, but of making it.  Making one’s own pastry had always seemed the lofty heights of home-baking. What a load of nonsense! This has to be the simplest thing, after flatbreads, that I have made. Really good butter pastry is not cheap to […]

Banana Crumb Muffins

This is a good way to use up those overripe bananas before they crawl off out of your fruit bowl in search of your compost heap 🙂

Quick Cookies

This is the really easy cookie recipe I usually use.  It actually takes 5 minutes to mix up and 10 minutes to bake, so it’s great for short notice guests, or when the biscuit barrel is bare!


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