Category Archives: Biscuits and small cakes

Weekend baking: Pierre Hermé’s chocolate shortbread

A little bit of Alsace for you here, via Pierre Hermé and the Guardian. A really simple, really chocolately biscuit that takes minutes to prep and minutes to bake (though you do need to chill the dough for a few … Continue reading

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Elevenses with Fortnum’s: ginger biscuits

Fortnum & Mason is one of those places that, for a long time, I barely glanced at. It seemed to be a beautiful piece of history, in a lovely part of London but, a bit like a palace or a … Continue reading

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Smitten Kitchen’s lemon bars

Do you remember school dinners? Do you remember your favourites? Or, perhaps, like me, your least favourites were more memorable? I, for one, have never been able to eat jam, or most gelatinous things like honey or jelly, after being … Continue reading

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Peter Gordon’s Double Chocolate Nut Cookies

The difference between cookies and biscuits is often missed in the UK. Cookies here tend to be a tad too biscuity (in the UK sense of that word) for my liking: too crunchy, too heavy and too thick. A proper … Continue reading

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Possibly the best, certainly the easiest, biscuit recipe in the world

I first came across a recipe for croquants in Dorie Greenspan’s book and it sounded too good to be true: thrifty, fast, easy. Then in her friend David Lebovitz’s book Ready For Dessert I saw another, but this time in grams … Continue reading

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