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Chewy coconut & date cookies
Afternoon tea / Little blue's sweet treats / Picnic prep

Chewy coconut & date cookies

Warning: These biscuits are extremely moreish. A little bit chewy and a little bit crunchy, these buttery cookies are jam-packed with coconut and chunks of date – a touch of exoticism to celebrate the sunshine. Perfect for breakfast if you’re very naughty like us, or lunchboxes, teatime and picnics. And the recipe is so easy … Continue reading

Turkish inspired: Pistachio & cardamom cake with pomegranate cream filling
Afternoon tea / For hungry dinner guests / Little blue's sweet treats

Turkish inspired: Pistachio & cardamom cake with pomegranate cream filling

In the midst of this bleak mid-winter, I fancied a taste of Turkey last weekend. I spent a few days in Istanbul last autumn and it was a true smorgasbord for the senses – a glittering kaleidoscope of bright colours and bold flavours and steamy hammams. Not something I could quite exactly recreate during our … Continue reading

Get ready for Christmas: Lebkuchen
Afternoon tea / Edible gifts / Little blue's sweet treats / Party nibbles

Get ready for Christmas: Lebkuchen

Today’s the day I’m going to tell you the recipe for my friendly little gingerbread-esque men in my profile picture. It’s time. Time for lebkuchen. For the uninitiated, it’s a sort of soft, spiced German gingerbread that smells and tastes of Christmas and makes everybody very happy indeed. I made my first batch of the … Continue reading

Rum & white chocolate fudge
Afternoon tea / Edible gifts / For hungry dinner guests / Little blue's sweet treats

Rum & white chocolate fudge

So November’s been a not-so-good month for the blog. Sorry blog and sorry hungry readers. But on the plus side, it has been an absolutely smashing month for charity. I spent most of it organising a fundraiser with a few colleagues called DRESS (Disaster Relief for Emergency Situation in Syria) to raise much-needed funds for … Continue reading