When people say the word ‘gingerbread’ it tends to conjure up the image of two options: either crispy gingerbread men biscuits or soft, sticky gingerbread cake. I’ve already featured gingerbread biscuits before on the website in the form of Gingerbread People, but I thought it’d be nice to post a recipe for a delicious and warming gingerbread cake too. Continue reading
Viennese whirls are similar to empire biscuits (a low FODMAP recipe for them can be found here), but they’re much lighter and more delicate. Unlike empire biscuits, which are sandwiched solely with jam, Viennese whirls are sandwiched together with both lightly whipped buttercream icing and strawberry jam which makes them a very sweet, but delightfully indulgent, treat. Continue reading
Just after Christmas my partner went food shopping and came home with two reduced punnets of fresh cranberries. I have no earthly idea what she thought we would do with fresh cranberries (let alone two packs!), but they had been enough of a bargain to justify their purchase. Ever since, they’ve sat in my freezer taking up valuable space and irritating me every time I’ve had to manoeuvre around them in order to get to something I’ve needed in the freezer, so I snapped the other day and let them defrost overnight and decided to try to make some cranberry cookies with them.
I think I was a teenager the first time I tasted red velvet cake and I remember thinking that it was out of this world because I love sweet cake that’s topped with cream cheese frosting. There’s just something about the contrast between sugary-sweet sponge cake and smooth, creamy and ever so slightly tart cream cheese frosting that really rocks my little world.