There’s something so comforting about a piece of shortbread. It’s simple yet delivers on so many levels. The buttery taste, just enough sweetness and perfect for any time of the day.
Shortbread has only a few ingredients but it does lend itself well to adding other flavours too. You can use a combination of flavoured sugar like a lavender infused one along with regular caster sugar. Use the zest of citrus fruit to add other flavours such as lemon or orange but don’t add other liquids to the mix or it won’t result in perfect shortbread. Of course if you like, drizzle a bit of melted dark chocolate over one half of your cooled shortbread for a beautiful finish.
I’ve used this shortbread recipe both in wooden moulds and for cutting out shapes. It works perfectly for both and is very forgiving. If you make this recipe, I would love to see the results and would be great if you could leave a review below.
Light, fluffy and lemony! I don’t need to say anymore. Just scroll and make them!
The loveliest of lemon cookies that can be made as small as you like for a dainty afternoon tea or regular sized for coffee with friends. Everyone went back for a second (and some for a 3rd!)
Shortbread is just one of those treats that’s hard to resist. The full buttery flavour is just so delicious and feels like a real treat.
I have two great Gluten Free Shortbread recipes already on the website if you want to check it out. This is for Shortbread Chunks: https://www.cozebakes.com/2020/05/22/gluten-free-shortbread-recipe/
and this is for Gluten Free Shortbread Cookies: https://www.cozebakes.com/2020/07/11/edible-flower-lavender-shortbread-cookies-gluten-free/
Just use the search facility on the website here to find a few other options including a Lemon Shortbread. Everyone likes their shortbread their way and that’s absolutely perfect!
There are times when bananas are much loved and enjoyed and then other times they are left to go brown and not as attractive looking but that’s when they become magical and the most wonderful of ingredients. The riper a banana, the sweeter it is and this helps to reduce the addition of sugar in a recipe.
This recipe has no refined sugars as it uses Organic Maple Syrup for a little sweetness. You can also use Agave Syrup or an artificial sweetener. I use a combination of Almond Flour and Oat Flour and of course Sprinkles!! Almond Flour is not the same as Ground Almonds so be aware when prepping your ingredients.
This is such an easy way to feed a few people with as little hassle as possible. Everyone loves pancakes but the person making them has to stand over the pan until all the batter is used up. Here’s a great way to fix that and everyone eats together!
I made ginger biscuits recently that were really good and a big hit. Of course I then had queries as to when would I make a gluten free version to have all things equal. I like a challenge and found a nice recipe from Barefoot Countess and went about adapting it to gluten free.
I was delighted to receive some amazing products from the Free’Ist range and set about creating a fun and very simple, no bake recipe that everyone can enjoy. Free’Ist is an Irish company that produce a range of products to help reduce your sugar intake but never compromises on taste. The bonus is that a lot of their products are also gluten free!
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I took the much loved and well known Rice Krispies Squares and adapted them to add some sweet and salty popcorn from Free’Ist and the combination works so well. I also used dairy free butter and milk which worked great.
I saw this recipe in Olive Magazine – olive Magazine Recipes and Travel and Restaurant Tips – olivemagazine and kept it in my virtual back pocket to give it a go. The recipe is originally a regular one and very tasty so I made two versions to keep everyone happy. One regular and one Gluten Free
They are full of white chocolate teamed with raspberry jam and topped with childhood (and lots of adults) favourites, Jammie Dodgers. If you are making the Gluten Free version, you can get your biscuits here from Holland & Barrett Prewett’s Jammy Wheels 160g | Holland & Barrett (hollandandbarrett.ie)
I love this recipe as you don’t need any equipment. It’s all done in a large saucepan so very handy!
These amazingly good cookies are chewy with a little bit of crunch and are packed full of delicious ingredients like coconut and pecans. Of course they also have cornflakes! Yes the humble cornflake cereal has been given a boost here and has become a little star in the making.
Interestingly, you would think the cornflakes would get soft and sort of soggy but no, they keep their crispiness and add a perfect balance of chewy and crispy to these sweet and oh so good cookies. It’s really hard to stop at just one … you have been warned!
I’ve given the recipe for making regular cookies and also for Gluten and Dairy Free options too so everyone can enjoy them.
I made another recipe recently for gluten free brownies but wanted to try this recipe too as it uses no flour. Instead, you use ground almonds. You can of course buy almond flour but it tends to be very expensive so my suggestion is to measure out the required quantity and then blitz it in the food processor to make it a little finer and it will work perfectly.
Blondies are a rich and gooey version of a brownie with delicious white chocolate chips throughout each bite. No one should miss out just because they have a dietary requirement.
The recipe takes only 10 minutes to put together and uses no special equipment or planning.
So have you 10 minutes?? Let’s go!
This is a basic gluten free and vegan vanilla biscuit recipe that’s really easy to make and perfect for using cookie cutters and stamps with. I love that it can be made and ready within half an hour without any fridge time needed and it’s so easy to work with the dough that you will get beautiful results every time!
I’ve left mine with the vanilla flavour as it’s a double whammy using not only vanilla extract but also vanilla bean paste so the smell is as good as any high end candle and it tastes just so lovely. I’m also a fan of not using refined sugar in this recipe though I’m guilty of decorating them with fondant icing or royal icing at times!
I’ve used a selection of cutters and stamps in this batch but equally, you can just use a simple round or square cutter and keep them handy for when you want a nice pick me up.
These are really good vanilla flavoured blondies which I’ve decorated with some mini eggs as it’s a recipe that always seems to appear around Easter time. I think it’s because of the white chocolate and they seem like a brownie’s lighter little sister! I’ve used gluten free flour for this recipe but want to experiment with a recipe that won’t use flour at all but that’s for another day. Today, we make Blondies that are Brilliant!!