Red velvet shortbread #2 A week of christmas cookies

“Blessed is the season which engages the whole world in a conspiracy of love.”- Hamilton Wright Mabie. Yup. A whole week of cookies for Christmas. For seven days, I will be sharing my favourite recipes for my favourite cookies for my favourite time of the year. There’s a good mix -traditional and not so traditional ,…

Almond crescents – #1 A week of Christmas cookies !

“He who has not Christmas in his heart will never find it under a tree. “- Roy L. Smith.  Yup. A whole week of cookies for Christmas. For the next seven days, I will be sharing my favourite recipes for my favourite cookies for my favourite time of the year. There’s a good mix -traditional…

Rum and raisin brownies

“Fifteen men on the Dead Man’s Chest ……Yo-ho-ho, and a bottle of rum! Drink and the devil had done for the rest …..Yo-ho-ho, and a bottle of rum!”- Robert Louis Stevenson, Treasure Island.  Trying and testing christmas fruit cakes means that there is plenty of rum lying around! I know that excess of liquor is never a…

Quick fruit cake (boiled fruit cake)!

“Oh, these people’s minds work in strange ways, Petunia, they’re not like you and me,” said Uncle Vernon, trying to knock in a nail with the piece of fruitcake Aunt Petunia had just brought him.” – Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone.  I haven’t really made fruit cakes until now. And not because I was worried my…

Wholewheat tutti frutti cake

“You are in pretty good shape for the shape you are in.” – Dr Suess.  An ongoing project which requires some wholegrain baking has me experimenting with healthier bakes. While sometimes these experiments have steadfastedly found their way into the trashcan , there are times when I have tasted sweet success( I use this pun…

Emoji cookies #creative cookie exchange

“Emojis speak louder than words!” What kind of a texter are you ? The hyperabbeviated “k”,” g8″ , “c ya” kind or the emoji kind? I use full words even while texting (does that make me old?) and I like emojis . I think the one I use the most is the winky one. Do…

Homemade Bourbon biscuits

“The child I was is just one breath away from me.” – Sheniz Janmohamed (Firesmoke). Even as a child , I wasn’t too fond of cream sandwiched cookies. As I grew older , I warmed up to Oreos and Bourbons . But even now , between a sandwiched biscuit and a chewy cookie , I’d go for the…

Mocha cake with milk chocolate frosting

“Home is where you treat your friends like family , and your family like friends.” My blog has a new home ! And I thought this occasion calls for some cake ! Well, I think all occasions call for cake … This cake , by Caroline Wright, really ticks all the boxes for me.  Well,…