I adore hazelnuts just as much as I adore chocolate and cookies, so it was inevitable that I would one day create, what I believe to be, the perfect low FODMAP cookie. I think these chocolate and hazelnut cookies are incredible. They’re formed of a light and buttery biscuit which crumbles delicately in your mouth while encasing the sweet chocolate chips and crunchy toasted hazelnuts. Continue reading
Rice crispy cakes always remind me of being a kid because it was one of the first ‘bakes’ I learned how to make myself. I probably made them for a jumble sale that we were having at Brownies or a festive event at primary school, but regardless of the occasion you could be guaranteed that they would sell out.
The chatter about Christmas has been well upon us since the start of October, so it’s given me quite a lot of time to think about what I like to cook around Christmastime. I tend to always make a Christmas cake at the end of November, albeit a FODMAP friendly version that’s very light on the dried fruit, but not everyone enjoys fruit cake so it’s nice to have an alternative to hand when people come to visit, such as this biscuit Christmas tree.
Empire biscuits are very popular in Britain, particularly in Scotland, but they actually originated in Germany and were known as ‘Linzer biscuits’ and ‘Deutsch biscuits’. After World War One, in Britain their name was changed to ‘Empire biscuits’ and that’s how they’ve stayed ever since. In Ireland instead of serving them topped with a glacé cherry they decorate theirs with a sprinkling of desiccated coconut, which I think sounds delicious!