Porridge Bread

We’re making Jenny Chandler’s Porridge Bread and oh my days it’s a revelation!

Big fans of Jenny ‘The Bean Queen’ Chandler round these parts.

If, like us, you’ve been wanting to start making your own bread at home for a while but can’t ever seem to get off the starting block, then this simple and delicious soda bread recipe is for you!

You have nothing to lose by trying this, please do.  Continue reading “Porridge Bread”

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Polvorones de Limón

These lime shortbread from Spain are incredible. And you are gunna have to try these at your earliest chance – even if you’re not cookie boxing this year.

It’s the icing sugar that does it. British shortbread is made with caster sugar and let me tell you people, we are missing a trick. The icing sugar brings a lighter, even creamier touch to the whole shebang.

Reserved for Christmas and more traditionally New Year’s, the round shape is associated with the sun, not so oft seen at this time of year. Continue reading “Polvorones de Limón”

Mini Florentines

Florentines are one of my all time favourite things. So we’re back again this Christmas with mini ones, which isn’t as straightforward as it sounds! But they’re still quick and easy with a wow factor beyond effort gone in.

I love the way the melted chocolate dribbles slowly through the gaps in the caramelised fruits and almonds and sets as yummy little nodules amongst it all. Continue reading “Mini Florentines”

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