Recipe – Shortbread Kisses

Coffee Kisses, melting moments or chocolate shortbread kisses.  Whatever you you want to call them they are delicious. I have made plain ones with chocolate on top and I made them rather large so they would photograph better.     You will need: 6 oz Self Raising Flour 3 oz Caster Sugar 3 oz butter …

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All About Biscuits + Recipe

When drinking tea, what would you think goes along with a nice cuppa tea?! While one may prefer a tea sandwich, a little cake, but for some, there are tea biscuits. There is a wide variety that you could either make or purchase that simply make tea more enjoyable and more filling. It’s what helps …

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Recipe – Chocolate Shortbread

Now I know we have already made shortbread but that was some time ago and this is a slightly different recipe because it contains a pinch of salt which does change the taste quite dramatically and then with the addition of the chocolate covering it makes for a whole new taste experience.  You will need: …

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Recipe – Chocolate Caramel Shortbread

For the shortbread: 170g plain flour 60g caster sugar 120g unsalted butter For the caramel: 1 tin of condensed milk (397g) 2tbsp golden syrup 60g caster sugar 1 cup of soft brown sugar 120g butter 1 tbsp vanilla essence For topping: 1 (100g) bar of milk chocolate melted Method: Preheat oven to 170 deg C …

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Shamrocks and Tea

Shamrocks are associated with Ireland and so is tea. So, like the transitive property of equality (if a=b and b=c, then a=c), it is safe to conclude that shamrocks and tea just naturally go together. Small wonder it pops up on the tea table. What is a shamrock? There seem to be no easy answers …

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The Story of Walkers

What’s teatime without a treat? Shortbread, cookies (or “biscuits” as the British say), tarts, mince pies and more have been satisfying tea drinkers for centuries. Walkers has been a premier brand, supplying taste-pleasing tidbits since 1898. Affordable, rich-tasting, and full of British tradition — what more could you want to tickle your teatime tastebuds? You’ll …

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Shortbread Showdown

Time for a shortbread showdown. There are a number of brands out there, but is there a difference between them? Let’s find out. First, I have to say that one of my favorite teatime treats is shortbread. It goes equally well with black tea (brewed strong and smoothed with milk and sweetener) as well as …

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