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…]
So I thought I’d offer a couple of recipes today; the first one being a caramel crunchy peanut butter sauce and it was lovely; creamy, with a subtle nutty texture and a salty/sweet flavour. Just a warning (and it’s a lovely warning), on standing it becomes v. thick and fudgy in consistency. If you want to spoon some[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…]
So today we have some lovely vanilla bean crème brulee and cinnamon sugar cookies. Enjoy! The vanilla pods made this dessert special, giving it a lovely, soft, subtle vanilla flavour – you could use vanilla extract but I just love seeing those little black seeds throughout the custard. And there’s nothing better than your spoon cracking through the[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.