Soft, chewy, and filled with warm spices like ginger, cinnamon, cardamom, all spice, and a little black pepper, these yummy snickerdoodles are hard to resist. Cozy up with a cup of tea or coffee and a plate of these delectable cookies. One of my favorite traditions for the holidays is making cookie tins and platters… Continue reading →
A cookie that's simple and perfectly complements a warm cup of tea.
My lemon lavender cookies are so yummy, if spring had a flavor, this would be it! A delicate butter cookie with hints of lemon and fresh lavender, they're the perfect pairing with a cup of tea.
Learn how to make vegan pumpkin chocolate chip cookies that are extra fibrous and super satiating. They are excellent with a cup of tea or coffee for breakfast, snack, or as a healthy dessert.
This traditional Greek Christmas recipe is a must-bake in our household come Christmas time, infusing the house with that festive scent of baking, orange, cinnamon and spices. It’s also our go-to gift, when visiting friends and family over the festive period. Instead of a bottle of wine or bunch of flowers, we tend to create a plateful of Melomakarona and Kourampiedes to take round for the host (sometimes there’s a bottle of wine too, of course!) These Greek Christmas cookies take their name from a mixture of ‘meli’ - honey, and the ancient Greek word ‘makaria’ - blessed. With that kind of meaning, you can see the reason that they’re a central part of foodie Greek Christmas traditions (as well as for their taste, of course). Once soaked in honey, these biscuits are moist, flavoursome and gently spiced - in short, the perfect Christmas mouthful. In some regions Melomakarona are known as Finikia, but occasionally recipes for Finikia ask you to deepfry them instead of oven bake them. Don’t worry about making too many - they always get eaten one way or the other. Traditionally, we use any Melomakarona crumbs to make these walnut-filled Kariokes! These are a great Christmas dessert, or an addition to your midmorning cup of coffee - it’s Advent, after all, so it’s time to indulge! I love to sit down in a cosy chair for ten minutes and eat a honey cookie, taking in a moment’s quiet during the festive rush. I highly recommend it!
Those soft cardamom cookies with cranberries will be on spot for your afternoon cup of tea or coffee. You’ll only need 20 minutes of your time, a bowl and a blender.
This cherry almond ricotta cake is moist and tender with an irresistible almond flavor. It’s the perfect snack cake, coffee cake or celebration cake! The cake is loaded with juicy sweet cherries—using frozen, pitted cherries makes the batter really easy (although you can use fresh pitted cherries if you prefer). For a gluten free cake (pictured in this post) use a GF all-purpose flour blend—I recommend Bob’s Red Mill Gluten Free 1-to-1 Baking Flour. Almond flour helps keep the cake moist, while fresh ricotta gives the cake a fluffy texture. Be sure to use a good quality ricotta (the ingredients should list just milk and/or whey, salt and vinegar). Serve the cake on its own with a cup of coffee or tea, or dress it up with whipped cream (try this Cardamom Whipped Cream) or ice cream for a festive dessert!
Make your cup of coffee or tea a bit healthier this fall with this delicious Sugar Free Pumpkin Spice Creamer! It's dairy free and vegan, tooPaleo, low carb, keto, dairy free, vegan; Free of: eggs, soy, peanutsMakes about 13, 2-Tablespoon servings
I used to be a cinnamon girl, but the last few months I’m really into cardamom. It doesn’t mean I don’t like cinnamon anymore but I just don’t think about it on daily basis and start to craving more cardamom taste on my food, dessert or even on my drink. I like to try something new and make an experiment for breakfast. When others are busy thinking about what clothes to wear for tomorrow, I was busy thinking about what should I eat for breakfast. I like to enjoy my breakfast with a warm drink such as coffee, tea, cappuccino or chai tea. Although I’m not really like milk but had too much caffeine, and I decide it had to be milk this week. Masala Milk Ingredients 2 cups milk 8 peeled pistachios, chopped finely 3 whole cardamom pods, crushed 1-inch stick cinnamon 2 cloves A pinch of saffron honey or brown sugar Direction Soaked saffron in a lukewarm milk for about 15 minutes. Bring milk, spices and chopped nuts to boil over medium heat. Reduce heat and simmer gently for about 5 minutes or until the small bubble start to appear, turn it off and leave it to steep for …
I guess this cookie is reminiscent of a Hershey’s peanut butter cup, minus the peanuts and in cookie form! So maybe not all that similar on second thoughts. The sweet, crunchy filling is a co…
This pumpkin chocolate chip bread comes high on my list of healthy Halloween treats. This is a truly seasonal autumn recipe, that smells so good when it’s baking that I can barely bear to leave it in the oven long enough. It’s one of those breads that is really more of a cake - but I somehow feel slightly virtuous when enjoying it with a slather of butter and a cup of tea in the mid afternoon if I call it pumpkin bread! I love Halloween bakes; they’re a little break from the mountains of sugar and candy children seem to be fed around the 31st, but are still a really seasonal treat. This is one of the first recipes I’ll reach for, because it’s perfectly seasonal without being smothered in ghosts, ghouls and all things spooky! I’ll save those for the Halloween cupcakes recipe I’ll publish next week - so keep your eye out for those. The orange and spice combination means that this recipe shouldn’t be relegated solely to Halloween, either - it’s well worth its place on the afternoon tea table well through November and into December!
Every thought of having a cookie for breakfast? Maybe you’ve been in a rush, missed your breakfast slot and that cookie looks especially tempting to have alongside a cup of coffee? Well, if t…
Recipe Cups of pineapples and cookies instant pot - What a delightful dessert! It consists of pineapples and cookies. It's a very simple preparation of cooking the fruit with vanilla and sugar. The cookies will be crunch and sprinkle on top. recipe pressure cooker - recipe instant pot
A tradition spice cookie made in Finland during the holidays. Usually made in the shape of a pig.
Biscuits with white wine? Trust me, it works so well! Koulourakia is a traditional Greek cookie recipe resulting in cookies that are crunchy on the outside and light within. They’re considered something to cook for a celebration - traditionally for Greek Easter, but these are so good that the recipe has spilled out, and is frequently cooked through the rest of the year too. We Greeks call these ‘cookies’, but these are not the American, chewy kind - more like Italian biscotti. I came up with these ‘Koulourakia krasata’ - white wine-infused cookies - when I was inviting some friends over for coffee, and wondering what to make. I stumbled across this recipe, gave it a tweak, and here we are! These sesame-crusted biscuits are the perfect companion to a Greek coffee with friends (Greek coffee culture is a big deal!) - or with whichever type of coffee you prefer!
For me, the ideal cake has to work as a breakfast treat equally as well as it works alongside a cup of coffee or tea in the afternoon. It has to suit grown up tastes, but also appeal to the kids. It has to be easy, not involve too many ingredients, and have some goodness to it. This flavoursome and moist banana loaf recipe ticks all of those boxes! Delicious and super-easy, this is a treat that my little ‘monkeys’ at home adore! If you’re planning on doing some baking with the kids, this is a great recipe to start with, as it’s easy, quick, and they end up with a yummy banana bread! If you don’t have a round bundt cake tin, this recipe will work just as well in a couple of loaf tins. It’s perfect as it is, or sprinkle a little icing sugar over it when cool for a final flourish.
I always wanted to try cookies using whole wheat flour but wasn't confident about the taste. But today I tried out these wonderful jam drop cookies using whole wheat flour instead of all purpose(maida). Earlier I had prepared jam cookies sandwich style and this time I made these jam thumbprint egg less cookies.
This cookie recipe features a welcoming gingersnap spice, but with a soft and chewy texture that melts in your mouth.
Hocolate & Coffee Ganache cake is prepared using moist vanilla coffee as base cake and then icing is done using chocolate coffee ganache which I prepared and kept in the freezer the previous day. If you want to make this cake eggless, alter the recipe and instead of eggs, use a cup of yogurt.
This Chai Hazelnut Layer Cake is the perfect cake for welcoming the changes of the season whether you’re a tea lover or not. The aromatic spices in a cup of chai are unreal and totally reminiscent of Autumn.