Seville orange yoghurt sponge drop cookies

Seville orange yoghurt sponge drop cookies

Seville orange yoghurt sponge drop cookies

Seville oranges: I love their bitter, strong flavour, and bought some at the market without any clear idea about what to do with them. Then this month’s AlphaBake challenge letter was Y, and I love yoghurt in general and yoghurt cakes in particular. And I’ve longed to make Smitten Kitchen’s grapefruit yoghurt cake. And I love lemon curd…

So a whole lot of ideas came together. I’d make a Seville Orange curd, and turn the cake into little drop cookies, and sandwich them together with it. And I did, and  they’re delicious. They look rather ordinary, but trust me: a lovely sharp orange flavour makes them light but distinctly moreish. Continue reading

Cut-out chocolate and almond cookies

Cut-out chocolate almond cookies

Cut-out chocolate almond cookies

My big weekly indulgence is ‘Great British Bake-Off’. I’m in awe of the amazing range of skills that all the contestants demonstrate – all of them. So I’ve been inspired to try to conquer my fear of the cut-out biscuit.

Last month, I did a trial run of some chocolate and vanilla cut-out cookies. Malcolm condemned them as ‘inedible’. Oops. This month’s effort did better: he’s rated them as ‘OK but not to my taste’. So in case an almondy biscuit filled with plain chocolate is to your taste, here we go. Continue reading