Shortbread

Shortbread is a Scottish biscuit traditionally made from one part white sugar, two parts butter, and three parts flour. In this recipe I have added cornstarch for a more tender cookie but you can omit that if you prefer.

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Christmas Crinkle Cookies

It’s that time of the year again! This year I decided to start with a very festive cookie. This is a quick and simple recipe but fun to make and enjoy!

French Onion Soup

Throughout history, this soup was known as soup of the poor. Onions were plentiful and stale bread was used instead of wasted. The modern version of this soup is covered in cheese which makes it a little bit more costly!

Gnocchi

Gnocchi are thick, soft dough dumplings made from wheat flour, egg, cheese, potatoes.

Malassadas – Portuguese Doughnuts

Malassada is a Portuguese confection, made of egg-sized balls of yeast dough that are deep-fried in oil and coated with granulated sugar and cinnamon.

Creme Brûlée

This is my favourite dessert. Please do not be intimidated by the torch, it is a very simple tool to use.

Bolos Levedos – Portuguese Flat Muffins

These are traditional from Furnas, a town in Sao Miguel, Azores.  I like to eat them plain but back home you can get sandwiches made with bolos in certain restaurants in Furnas. Deliciously simple but a little time consuming. Ingredients: For the yeast: 3 tbsp. flour 1 cup warm water 3 tbsp. yeast 1 tsp. sugar…

Brownies

Soft and chewy brownies that are very easy to make!