The cookies are packed with dried fruit, mixed spice and, of course, tiny chunks of marzipan- all the key components of a simnel cake. It kind of half melts so you get that lovely almond flavour and nice chewy bits.
They are the perfect antidote to an Easter-induced chocolate overdose – enjoy with a cup of tea or glass of milk, or package them up and give to your marzipan loving friends and family. Continue reading
It took some time to finally visit Mr Coopers House and Garden in Manchester. The problem with our fair city these days is that’s there is so much choice. Not a bad problem granted! So we finally made it there a couple of weeks ago for Sunday lunch. Continue reading
My bookcase groans under the weight of cookbooks. All have been used (anything we didn’t use got culled a year ago and another cull is coming) but some more than others. Every once in a while a cookbook comes along which immediately becomes a go-to for mid-week inspiration. Currently that book is River Cottage Light and Easy. Continue reading