A LITTLE BIT OF BAKING

May has been the month for birthdays, and it was Mother’s Day.  Who can’t resist a little cake or biscuit to give to mum with her cuppa in the afternoon, spoil her a little I relish the quiet time I have in the kitchen when the boys aren’t home.  I don’t tend to have anything…

GINGER FLUFF SPONGE

There is something comforting and feels like home when you eat a sponge.  Our neighbour makes the best sponges with passionfruit icing – would make the CWA proud. This was my first attempt at a sponge, don’t ask me why I have never made one before but why would I try when my mum and…

SNICKERDOODLES

All the best things about a cookie covered in cinnamon sugar – Doughnut Cookies!!! 2 3/4 cups plain flour 2 teaspoons baking powder 1/2 teaspoon salt 250g softened butter 1 1/2 cups caster sugar, plus 2 tablespoons extra for coating the cookies 2 large eggs 2 teaspoons cinnamon 1 teaspoon vanilla STEP ONE Preheat the…

CHRISTMAS SHORTBREAD

There are honestly no words to describe these delicious buttery shortbreads.  We all look forward to Christmas when mum makes these.  I have asked her permission to share her Aunts and she has kindly said yes. I hope these are as popular in your family as they are in ours. INGREDIENTS 3 oz (90g) caster…

BURNT BUTTER AND SEA SALT CHOCOLATE BISCUITS

If there is one cookie/biscuit recipe that needs to be in a home cooks back pocket, this is it.  There is nothing more comforting than a warm and gooey chocolate chip cookie straight out of the oven. These are an old favourite with a new twist.  I am also on the look out for new…

GINGERBREAD GRANOLA

I have a great love for gingerbread and gingerbread flavours, so what a better vehicle for this than granola.  Another bonus when you make this, is that the house smells amazing.  I hope you all love it as much as I do.  Please use the recipe and change it to the flavours that you enjoy,…