Tag Archives: Cookies

Freshly Baked. Salted Peanut Cookies…With A Hint Of Cocoa.

It’s been a long, long time since I’ve made peanut cookies. So much so I had forgotten just how fabulous they can truly be. For too long I’ve overlooked using peanuts in my baking  in favour of  rather  more sophisticated … Continue reading

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A Little Taste Of Italy. Lemon Polenta Cookies With Rosemary and Pine Nuts.

There’s a certain curiosity associated with baking with herbs. For me it started with a visit to Lavandula in Victoria’s beautiful Hepburn Spa region and Stephanie Alexander’s lavender scones. Before too much longer I was inspired to add a little finely minced fresh … Continue reading

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For The Weekend. My Latest Baking Obsession. Pecan Sandies.

I love the way that one recipe can serendipitously inspire another. Having spent the majority of last week waxing lyrical about Rosa’s rich buttery almond shortbread, an acquaintance enquired if I had ever made Pecan Sandies, reminiscent of her American childhood. … Continue reading

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Weekend Baking. Lemon Crackle Cookies With Cardamom.

I’ve always loved the combination of lemon and cardamom,  a common and very popular flavour pairing in Scandinavian baking. Warm, aromatic and gingery cardamom has a natural, almost effortless affinity with tangy citrus. Legend has it that the spice was … Continue reading

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A Kiwi Favourite. Disappearing Afghans. Chocolate Cornflake Biscuits.

I was first introduced to this biscuit decades ago on a trip to New Zealand. Afternoon tea at a picturesque cafe in Wanganui. It was difficult to choose from the delicious array of baked goods on offer. In the end … Continue reading

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Not For The Faint-Hearted. One Pan White Chocolate Chip Caramel Skillet Cookie With A Hot Chocolate Fudge Sauce, Strawberries and Ice Cream.

This recipe is not for the faint-hearted. I could feel my arteries hardening as I whipped it up for my hungry teenagers this afternoon. Perfect fare for a wet winter’s afternoon. It’s school holiday time again. The weather is too … Continue reading

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More Sunday Night Baking. Butter Swirls With Plum Jam and Almond Meal.

Take a very simple vanilla butter biscuit dough. Spread with plum jam and scatter with almond meal. Roll up swiss roll style. Slice and bake. The result? A gorgeous, very moreish biscuit. Short, buttery and delicious. Sometimes I use raspberry … Continue reading

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A Science Experiment in My Kitchen. Honey Snaps With a Chocolate Ganache.

Sometimes a great recipe just happens to find you. These Honey Snaps with a Chocolate Ganache were baked by my daughters this weekend. As part of their chemistry homework. One hundred girls were given the recipe and told to bake … Continue reading

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Pure Heaven. Passionfruit Melting Moments With a Roasted Coconut and Passionfruit Butter Cream.

I haven’t made Melting Moments in years. Not since my daughters were in kindergarten and I made a lemon curd version. Packaged in cellophane and tied with pretty ribbon for a school fete. My word associations for these delectable treats? … Continue reading

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Filling The Biscuit Barrel. Oaty Chocolate Chip Biscuits.

I like to think of these as a fancy Anzac biscuit. With chocolate chips. Crisp and crunchy with a chocolate hit they are a perennial fixture in our biscuit barrel. A much healthier version of the much-loved chocolate chip cookie. … Continue reading

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