I’m not sure if I’ve mentioned it before, but I have a slight addiction to cookbooks. In fact “slight” is putting it mildly. If I had my way I would buy every single cookery book that took my fancy, but sadly I have neither the money or the room in my house! I’ve been trying really hard to be good lately but there have been so many new cookery books out lately I just couldn’t resist buying a couple. After all, I’d been saving my nectar points for ages and I had to spend them on something! 😉
I decided to treat myself to “Biscuit” by Miranda Gore Browne. Miranda was a finalist on the first series of The Great British Bake Off. Oh how I love that programme! Can’t wait for the new series 🙂
When the first series was shown in 2010 I remember watching Miranda with total admiration. Each week she produced really stunning bakes, but what really impressed me was her talent for decorating biscuits in the shape of shoes and handbags. They were gorgeous!
This is a really gorgeous book. It’s packed full of all kinds of recipes for sweet and savoury biscuits. Recipes I plan to try soon include lemon drizzlers, smores, coconut jammy thumbprints, bakewell biscuits and fudgy nut conversation stoppers. I’ve already made the chocolate flapjacks which were devoured by my boys.
I also made these little chocolatey delights that go by the name of Chocolate Toffee Melts…
You will find the recipe for them on Miranda’s website right here.
They don’t look quite as pretty once baked but they taste so good! Which is what really counts, right?