British Cinnamon Apple Pie Bars

THE DELICIOUS TASTE OF APPLE PIE WITHOUT FUSS   Apple pie is one of my all-time favourite desserts that my mum used to make when I was a little boy. Now that I’m in charge of the kitchen when I’m in the mood for apple pie I whip up a pan of these snack-size British Cinnamon Apple Pie Bars which are perfect on the run or packed in a lunch. Don’t get me wrong I love a nice slice of apple pie but I don’t always have the time to roll out the dough to make pie crust which is why I decided to experiment with apple pie bars instead. You get the same classic Apple Pie taste but in squares that you can carry along with you. Try putting a slice of apple pie in your hand and you’ll know exactly what I mean. These apple pie bars have a traditional British shortbread crust followed by a thick homemade apple pie filling and topped with brown sugar, white sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, butter and flour. You can clearly see by the photo how lovely these apple pie bars turn out but the key is to wait until they are cooled […]

Traditional millionaire shortbread squares

Homemade Squares The Family Will Love Father’s Day My dad is one in a million! Today I’m sharing with you the perfect dessert, some gooey millionaires shortbread squares for a simple yet elegant Father’s day dessert. Layered with homemade caramel on top of buttery shortbread and slathered with a chocolate topping then cooled and cut into squares. You know it’s got to be delicious. As you may or may not know all my family and my husband’s family still live in the same village in Scotland. This is a very popular British dessert back home which I’m sharing with you today. I hope you all enjoy it as much as we do. It’s on special occasions like today, Father’s Day that bring back all the memories of  living back at home. I miss my dad so much (as I do all my family) but my dad is very special to me as this is where I get all my experimental cooking and recipe ideas from. He was a chef in his younger days in the Merchant Navy. Although I enjoyed baking with mom I loved watching my dad in the kitchen when I was younger. He would make food come […]

Easter Bunny Butter Shortbread Cookies With Lemon Drizzle

EASY EASTER SHORTBREAD   The best memories I have of baking especially at Easter is coming into the kitchen after school and smelling and seeing what my mom had baked. My favourite cookie that my mum would make is the butter shortbread cookie which I will share with you here today.These butter shortbread cookies are super easy to make and decorate and are far better to make homemade vs store-bought cookies. My mum used to make these amazing double shortbread cookies which are two pieces of shortbread loaded with jam in the middle and icing on top. We always used to fight over those when we were kids just because they were doubled up and stuffed cookies. After moving to Canada I had to get this shortbread recipe from mum so I could bake it with my kids, which is actually my grandma’s recipe. I love lemon and so does my family which is why I created this shortbread cookie with lemon drizzle. My youngest Rhia is the helper to decorate the cookies even though she eats more than the actual decorating. Of course there is always a fight to see who gets to finish off the lemon drizzle icing or to have […]

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