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…

ANZAC BISCUITS

An oldie but a goodie.  There is always an argument in our house on whether you like a chewy or crunchy Anzac biscuits.  I love mine chewy, hubby loves them crunchy.  So one tray I always cook for a minute longer.  These are a wonderful addition to lunch boxes or just with a cup of…

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…

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…

PEANUT BUTTER AND CHOCOLATE BISCUITS 

A four ingredient recipe that is quick, easy and really moreish Makes 22 400g crunchy peanut butter 1 egg 220g caster sugar 180g 70% dark chocolate chopped, roughly dash of vanilla sea salt to sprinkle Preheat the oven to 160C.  Line two baking trays with baking paper or a silpat sheet. In the bowl of…

GINGERBREAD DECORATING

Today it has been a very typical Melbourne winters day, so what to do with two very bored and active 3.5 year olds? Decorate gingerbread ladies/men. I pre-made the cookies yesterday so they were all ready for today’s adventure. Little man got a tad excited and hungry at the same time and his is just…

CHOCOLATE AND ALMOND BISCOTTI

Today I had a craving for chocolate, as their wasn’t any in the house I had a rummage through the cupboard to see if I had anything to make either a chocolate cake or chocolate cookies. It was coffee time also so I thought why not biscotti? I had cocoa powder, roasted almonds and the…