Oatmeal raisin cookies

Oatmeal raisin cookies

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…]

Whisk & Pin (Australian made)

Whisk & Pin (Australian made)

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…]

A giant chocolate chip cookie for Valentines Day

A giant chocolate chip cookie for Valentines Day

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…]

White chocolate cranberry cookies

White chocolate cranberry cookies

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…]

Vanilla bean creme brulee and cinnamon sugar cookies

Vanilla bean creme brulee and cinnamon sugar cookies

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…]

Chocolate chip cookie chocolate brownies

Chocolate chip cookie chocolate brownies

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…]

Date, pecan and ginger cookies

Date, pecan and ginger cookies

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 baking – anzac biscuits with nutella filling

ANZAC day baking – anzac biscuits with nutella filling

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…]

Almond and macadamia biscotti

Almond and macadamia biscotti

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.