Cranberry, White Chocolate & Oat Biscuits

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In a perfect world, my biscuit tin would be constantly stocked with homemade biscuits and cookies, ready for those moments when I sit down to my afternoon cup of tea or when friends and neighbours drop by unexpectedly. Unfortunately, my full-time job often prevents the opportunity for frequent baking during the week, something which I try to make up for over the weekend.

I know that dried cranberries are available throughout the year, but somehow it seems more fitting to use them when Christmas is around the corner. I started off making a simple shortbread and then added my current seasonal favourites – dried cranberries, white chocolate chips, oats and lemon zest. The following recipe is the result of my experiment.

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Madeleines with Nutella

Easy and delicious Madeleines with Nutella. This is a classic French madeleine recipe with tips on how to make madeleines perfectly every time.

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I have a real soft spot for madeleines. It could be because I have very early memories of eating these dainty little madeleine cakes, their light sponginess making them the perfect snack for little hands.

The madeleines of my childhood were always plain or lemon flavoured. These days, recipes abound with countless variations of flavours for these little cakes, both sweet and savoury. And I love them all!

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Peach and Raspberry Jam

An easy recipe for a small batch of Peach and Raspberry Jam. Delicious made with either fresh or frozen fruit.

peach and raspberry jam in weck jars

To continue on from my recent foray into the world of jam-making, I tried my hand at one of my favourite fruit combinations for jam – peaches and raspberries. And the result? Truly delicious! This Peach and Raspberry Jam is a welcome addition to our breakfast table.

I need to buy me some more jam jars …

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Apricot Jam

An easy recipe for a small batch of Apricot Jam which you can use with fresh or frozen apricots. You won’t be buying jam again after you have tried this recipe!

homemade apricot jam in weck jars

Given the amount of jam which my husband and I go through (about 1 jar of Bonne Mamam per week), it’s rather surprising that I only recently got into jam-making. For a long time, I always thought that you needed a gluttony of fruit in order to make jam. And in Switzerland, a gluttony of fruit comes at an extortionate price.

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