Vegetarian food blog featuring delicious and nutritious whole food recipes, creative baking and luscious chocolate.

Brown Butter Biscuits with Optional Cardamom

Brown Butter Biscuits cooling on a rack.

Biscuits | 17th March 2020 | By

Butter biscuits are delicious of course. But brown that butter and you’ll ramp the flavour up several notches. These brown butter biscuits are crunchy on the outside and soft in the middle. If you’re not fond of cardamom, swap it for another spice or just leave it out altogether.

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Maamoul – Date and Walnut Stuffed Cookies

Maamoul in a basket with two fillings: 1) date and orange blossom water 2) toasted walnut & medlar.

Short buttery pastries stuffed with two types of filling. You’ll find a spicy date filling and a walnut and honey one. Both are delicious, but you can choose just one if you prefer. Maamoul come from the Levant and they make great festive cookies.

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Fig Rolls with Wholemeal Spelt Biscuit Pastry

Platter of homemade fig rolls with a half eaten one on a blue plate.

Biscuits, British | 10th September 2019 | By

Recipe for classic fig rolls (aka fig newtons), but made with wholemeal spelt flour. The fig paste is lightly spiced and gently sweetened and the pastry casing is delicious in its own right with subtle notes of lemon. These biscuits are easier to make than you might think.

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Spelt Snickerdoodles – Cinnamon Cookies

Plate of Wholemeal Spelt Snickerdoodles

If you like cinnamon, then snickerdoodles are the biscuits for you. Isn’t the name fabulous? For those not in the know, they’re a popular American classic: buttery balls of dough that are rolled in cinnamon sugar just before baking. These spelt snickerdoodles are made with wholemeal spelt flour and produce a delightful soft and chewy cookie.

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Coffee Chocolate Chip Cookies with Cardamom & a Pacari Chocolate Giveaway

Coffee Chocolate Chip Cookies

Chocolate has been an abiding passion ever since I can remember. Sometimes I’m lucky enough to try bars produced by some truly excellent brands. Pacari premium organic chocolate is one such. To celebrate World Chocolate Day on 9 July, I’m delighted to offer my readers the chance to try this excellent chocolate too. Read on for details of the giveaway. The chocolate is so good, it’s really best enjoyed on its own, but I have to say it also works wonderfully well in these chewy  and delicious coffee chocolate chip cookies with cardamom – I just couldn’t help myself. 

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Chocolate Macaroon Recipe with Honeyed Chocolate Ganache

Chocolate Macaroon Recipe with Honeyed Chocolate Ganache

What do you do with leftover egg whites? I make chocolate macaroons.  I adore macaroons and find it very hard to stop at only one. One leftover egg white is the perfect quantity to make a few, but not too many. This chocolate macaroon recipe substitutes chufa flour for ground almonds, but you can easily swap them back again if you find ground chufas difficult to get hold of.

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Almond Easter Thumbprint Cookies with Amaretto Chocolate Ganache

Almond Easter Thumbprint Cookies with Amaretto Chocolate Ganache

Biscuits, Easter | 20th March 2018 | By

These almond Easter thumbprint cookies turned out to be a real hit. They’re made with wholemeal spelt flour and ground almonds with a good dollop of amaretto chocolate ganache in the middle. Oh, and a cheeky little Easter egg perched on top – it’s all about the nest at this time of year.

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Tiger Nut Chocolate Chip Cookies – Vegan, Gluten Free & So Chufa Good

Tiger Nut Chocolate Chip Cookies - Vegan & Gluten Free

One of my most exciting Christmas presents this year was some tiger nut flour from CT. I’m easily pleased. It resulted in a flurry of baking. These tiger nut chocolate chip cookies were one of the delights I conjured up. They are, without doubt, the easiest and quickest cookies I’ve ever made. Vegan, gluten-free and relatively healthy, they make a perfect sweet treat if you’re participating in Veganuary. They’re also my contribution to this month’s #WeShouldCocoa.

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Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies with a Kick of Chilli

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

Biscuits | 23rd April 2017 | By

This post is a tribute to fellow food blogger Isabella King, who tragically died last month at the age of 29 after a two year battle with cancer. Izzie blogged at Coriander Queen, where we used to find lots of tempting recipes with beautiful bright pictures. Sadly the website has now been taken down. These peanut butter chocolate chip cookies are my version of Izzie’s dark chocolate peanut butter cookies.

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Vegan Easter Biscuits – Purple and Healthier Than Most

Healthier Vegan Easter Biscuits

Crisp delicious vegan Easter biscuits with a difference. These are a lot healthier than your average Easter bake, but still so good. They’re lightly spiced, low in sugar, purple and packed full of nutrients. Why would you say no?

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