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
Breakfast vegetable tortilla
After hitting us all with a blast of sugar, I thought it was time for a savoury bake. These breakfast eggah are known as ‘hockey pucks’ in our house because I bake them in silicone muffin moulds, and they come out like, well, hockey pucks. But much tastier. ‘Eggah’ is the Middle Eastern name (thanks Rachel); in Spain, they’re known as ‘tortilla’.
They are quite robust and will keep for a few days in the fridge, so I make a dozen at a time. One makes a good quick breakfast and they’re also robust enough to be a packed lunch. Or you can serve two for hearty appetites. Each one is a good start on your five-a-day, and by picking your vegetables you can make them paleo, primal, or ancestral. Continue reading