Peanut Butter Cookies

It would not be unfair to argue that these cookies are merely an inferior version of the recipe championed by Deb over at Smitten Kitchen. And while it’s true, that doesn’t negate the fact that these were made entirely with ingredients I already had in my cupboard (no mean feat these days). Oh and the … Continue reading

Almond Slices

I think we can all agree that almonds are a thing of health and goodness. Packed full of protein, healthy fats and Vitamin E, the benefits attributed to almonds include lowering cholesterol, preventing diabetes and heart disease and even helping weight loss. Really an excuse to combine them with lashings of butter, flour, sugar and … Continue reading

“Oh, pâte sucrée!”

Pear and Almond Tart

People often ask me what it’s like to have moved back into the family home. On the one hand, it’s a deeply luxurious experience. Rather than an against-college-regulations electric camping hob (it lived in the wardrobe) and a combi-oven (more microwave than oven), I have access to four whole rings of induction-y goodness, and not … Continue reading