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Chocolate Shortbread

Chocolate Shortbread

This is one of my very favourite cookies. It's made just like shortbread with a longer slower cook in a single pan you cut into bars so has that firmer bite, but it also has a good helping of chopped chocolate to satisfy the chocolate lover. Delicious!Makes 24...

5 Amazing Recipes using Chocolate

5 Amazing Recipes using Chocolate

A selection of must-try recipes to satisfy your chocolate cravings.1 of 5Nutty Chocolate Caramel Bars Bet you can't have just one! These delicious bars have it all with their perfect combination of a slightly crisp but fudgy caramel bottom, topped with roasted nuts...

Peanut Butter Cookies

Peanut Butter Cookies

This is a super easy cookie recipe with loads of peanut flavour. The dough freezes really well, so you can double up on a batch and have them ready for baking right out of the freezer. I like to use peanut butter that has no added ingredients, so I do have salt in my...

How to Make an Apple Crisp Filling

How to Make an Apple Crisp Filling

This recipe makes enough apple filling for a 9-inch apple crisp. I like to start the cook my apples before the crisp is assembled and goes into the oven.  It's only cooked until the apples release their juices but it makes sure you get a perfect cook on your apples...

How to Make a Fruit Crisp Topping

How to Make a Fruit Crisp Topping

A fruit crisp topping is a quick and easy dessert to make. You can use it for an apple crisp, or any of your favourite fruit-based fillings such as blueberry, peach, rhubarb, or any combination of berries in season. A crisp is a little bit like a crumble but uses oats...

The Rubbing in Method

The Rubbing in Method

The rubbing in method is a process used primarily in pastry making but it can also be used in other baking recipes such as a fruit crisp topping or scones for example. You will see "rub the fat/butter into the flour" in a recipe in the instructions and once you get...

Apple Crisp

Apple Crisp

My recipe for Apple Crisp is so easy to make and delivers that warm cinnamon apple filling with an amazing crisp topping made with just 4 pantry staple ingredients - oats, brown sugar, butter, and flour. I like to start the cook my apples before assembly - just until...

Butterscotch Confetti Squares

Butterscotch Confetti Squares

This is one of our Grandmas cookie square recipes and is a family favourite. It is a very easy no-bake recipe and comes together in about 10 minutes. They do freeze very well, but ours never make it to the freezer - if you make a double batch you might be able to keep...

Perfect Pancakes

Perfect Pancakes

It's actually really quick and easy to make pancake batter. This recipe is my go-to that never fails and makes amazingly light and fluffy pancakes every time. Its easy to add berries into the mix, and I will generally make a big batch of plain batter and then drop the...

Easy to Make Granola

Easy to Make Granola

The beauty of making your own granola is that you get to choose exactly what you want to include for both the nuts and dried fruits, and this recipe only uses a small amount of honey as its sweetener. Use the measurements in the recipe, but have some fun and play with...

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Chocolate Shortbread

This is one of my very favourite cookies. It's made just like shortbread with a longer slower cook in a single pan you cut into bars so has that firmer bite, but it also has a good helping of chopped chocolate to satisfy the chocolate lover. Delicious!Makes 24...

How to Make Pizza Dough

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5 Amazing Recipes using Chocolate

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How to Make Pizza Sauce

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Peanut Butter Cookies

This is a super easy cookie recipe with loads of peanut flavour. The dough freezes really well, so you can double up on a batch and have them ready for baking right out of the freezer. I like to use peanut butter that has no added ingredients, so I do have salt in my...

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Breadcrumb Topped Pork Chops

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How to Make an Apple Crisp Filling

This recipe makes enough apple filling for a 9-inch apple crisp. I like to start the cook my apples before the crisp is assembled and goes into the oven.  It's only cooked until the apples release their juices but it makes sure you get a perfect cook on your apples...

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