Biscuits

Dark Chocolate and Black Sesame Biscuits

Black sesame is an ingredient commonly used in many Chinese desserts such as black sesame soup called ji ma wu (a type of tong sui, or sweet soup – I’ve got a recipe for one here!) or as a filling for mochi or tong yuen which are glutinous rice balls. In the UK however, black… Continue reading Dark Chocolate and Black Sesame Biscuits

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Foolproof Funfetti Icebox Sugar Cookies

I’ve said before that I find making cookies where you roll out and cut out cookie shapes not enjoyable. The cookies would usually end up tough and rather bland however after a lot of experimenting and sugar cookie baking, I’ve managed to get a recipe which produces perfect sugar cookies. These are my Foolproof Funfetti… Continue reading Foolproof Funfetti Icebox Sugar Cookies

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Valentine’s Day White Chocolate and Cranberry Cookies

The combination of white chocolate and cranberry is classic in a biscuit; in fact I even used as the basis of one of my 12 Days of Christmas recipes, my White Chocolate Cranberry Crunch Biscuits. Instead of doing a crunchy biscuit, I’m combining white chocolate and cranberry with my signature soft cookie recipe and as… Continue reading Valentine’s Day White Chocolate and Cranberry Cookies

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Crystallised Stem Ginger Cookies

Ginger is one of the building blocks of Chinese cuisine and it is well known (and increasingly backed up by science) that ginger has many health-bearing properties; Confucius said “do not take away the ginger” because ginger can reduce internal heat and fever. With all that, here’s another, less traditional, recipe that would be perfect… Continue reading Crystallised Stem Ginger Cookies

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Day 6 of 12: Melted Snowman Chocolate Cupcakes

Back on Day 2 of 12 Days of Christmas, I posted my recipe for Melted Snowman Chocolate Chip Cookies. The story behind those was the idea of seeing your snowman melt away slowly and needing some comfort with some warm chocolate chip cookies. I’ve since seen quite a few melted snowman themed bakes which involved… Continue reading Day 6 of 12: Melted Snowman Chocolate Cupcakes

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Day 2 of 12: Melted Snowman Chocolate Chip Cookies

The saddest part of a snow day is seeing your lovingly built snowman, fit with a bright orange carrot nose, button eyes wrapped in your favourite scarf and woolly hat, start to melt away and fall into the ground. At the risk of sounding like a John Lewis advert, you can certainly forget the melancholy… Continue reading Day 2 of 12: Melted Snowman Chocolate Chip Cookies

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Dark Chocolate Chunk Cookies

The perfect chocolate chip cookie is crunchy and crisp on the outside, soft in the centre with gooey melted chocolate in every bite. I admit I do often shy away from making cookies because all recipes for them tend not to be crunchy on the outside and soft in the centre but this recipe is… Continue reading Dark Chocolate Chunk Cookies