On needing to use up oats, peanut butter chips and raisins and looking for the perfect oatmeal raisin cookies one night, I decided to go directly to a good source and found this great recipe (is anybody else so confused by the over abundance of recipes online now? I know I know, I’m part of the problem). Anyway,[read more…]
Recently I received an email from Denis, the owner of Bezalel Art, an Etsy store based in Victoria which specialises in hand-made, beautifully embossed rolling pins. So lucky me I got to trial one! Bezalel has a lot of different patterns to choose from and you can even customise your own rolling pin. I decided to[read more…]
Jonathan from TBD Imports very kindly sent me a new product to try recently – vanilla salt. I’ve been noticing different salts around lately and they intrigue me so Ant and I were really happy to try this. TBD’s Singing Dog vanilla salt is a mixture of Murray River pink salt from Australia and organic ground vanilla from Indonesia.[read more…]
There’s nothing I love more than a site featuring gorgeous sweets, I just can’t resist them. Even home bakers appreciate beautifully made, healthy baking mixes and desserts and they make great gifts. Whisk & Pin, a company based in the Blue Mountains from whom I’ve ordered regularly, now have a sparkly new gourmet food site! Their products are handmade with the best[read more…]
Hee hee. I’ve always wanted to bake a giant cookie. A few years ago, in lieu of a birthday cake for a good friend from uni, I purchased a giant chocolate chip cookie with Happy Birthday iced over the top. I remember sitting on the steps outside a bookstore in the city waiting to meet up with him holding the[read more…]
I love this combination of cookie – little tart yet sweet dried cranberries and a burst of candy sweetness from white chocolate. I prefer these cookies chewy with chunks of white chocolate because there’s just something really messily decadent about those uneven chocolate pieces. No neat little cookies for me, I’m a giant cookie girl. Not that[read more…]
TBD Imports is an online company located in my home town of Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, which sources organic and fair trade cinnamon and vanilla products (I also spotted flavoured nut butters, I’m really looking forward to trying those). Recently, Jonathan from TBD very kindly asked me to review Singing Dog Organic Pure Vanilla Extract, Singing Dog Organic Gourmet[read more…]
No you aren’t dreaming or hallucinating. This really is a thing – a wonderfully inspired recipe I discovered recently by lovely Sydney blogger Katrina Meynink, (also freelance food writer and recipe developer and lots of other things). You could say I did a double-take. Cookie dough chocolate brownies – no way! As a long time brownie lover, I’m[read more…]
Apologies for the wordy title but … I had no idea what to call these saucy little tarts (ooh missus!). I’m a sucker for this type of hedonistic dessert – there’s something fundamentally appealing about the combination of fudgy cookies, cold, creamy ice cream with chocolate sauce and not minding getting chocolate all over your face while you’re[read more…]
Is there anything better than the warming fragrance of home made cookies baking? These chewy, spicy and sweet cookies were a delight and were made with oil rather than butter. Just an excuse to have more I think.
Anzac Day, for those readers who aren’t from this neck of the woods, marks the date of the first military action fought by Australians and New Zealanders in WW1 (ANZAC = Australian and New Zealand Army Corps). We remember those who fought on 25th April. To commemorate, I though Anzac biscuits would be nice to make[read more…]
What little delights these are. Crunchy and sweet, perfect for having with espresso – which has given me a genius idea so stay tuned for a lovely dessert soon. I didn’t have enough almonds so I used some macadamia nuts to make up the difference and they were perfect so I would probably do this again.