Cranberry and White Chocolate Cookies

After receiving Nigella Lawson’s Nigella Christmas as a Christmas gift this past year, I was browsing excitedly through it, imagining all the things I’d be making for Christmas 2015. A quick chat with Mel revealed that she owned the same book (no surprises there!). Mel mentioned to me that there was an excellent cookie recipe in…

Chocolate Ripple Cheesecake

    Christmas always includes two desserts: cheesecake and chocolate ripple. I have been fascinated by this Chocolate Ripple Cheesecake recipe by Mary Berry for it’s combination of two favourite recipes. I decided to use a BBQ with some work colleagues to finally try the recipe. This cake is decadent but delicious. A small piece goes a long way! I’m always…

Almond Biscotti

  Growing up, Almond Biscotti were always one of those fancy biscuits, which were brought and served on special occasions. Topped with either red or green glacé cherries, it was a biscuit I only really came to appreciate when I was older. They are usually piped using a star nozzzle, but I improvised with a…

Peanut & Banana Oat Biscuits

  Although I fill my posts with largely sweet, decadent offerings; on a regular basis, these are the biscuits that fill my biscuit jar for me to enjoy with my daily morning cup of tea. While still being delicious enough to hit those 10.30am sugar cravings, these are healthier and more satisfying than the regular…

Chocolate coconut crunchies a.k.a. Kingston Biscuits

I don’t about you, but in my workplace, whenever a pack of Arnott’s assorted creams get opened, the Kingstons are the first to disappear. For those unfamiliar with these delights, Kingstons are coconut shortbreads sandwiched together with chocolate cream filling. It is this biscuit that inspired me to make the chocolate coconut bundt cake. It…

Chocolate Quakes

I like making biscuits for work; I find they are more popular than a cake or muffins. Often I don’t know what to make, and I will select a cookbook from my shelf and browse until something takes my fancy. One Sunday afternoon, I picked up The Essential New York Times Cook Book from my…

Almond Biscotti

I love these almond Biscotti. Usually wafer thin, they are delicious with coffee or enjoyed as a treat on their own. Unfortunately this is not a family recipe.I don’t think either of my grandparents ever made them. A former colleague used to make these, and I keep forgetting to get the recipe from her. However…

Yorkshire Gingernut Biscuits from Mary Berry

I love gingernut biscuits; the spicy heat from the ginger is a very welcome addition to an otherwise simple biscuit to accompany my morning cup of tea. Perhaps originating from Yorkshire, given the title, they do seem very English and so Mary Berry’s recipe seemed a good place to start.

Honey Jumbles by Merle Parish

The more I read Merle’s Kitchen, the more enamoured I am with her recipes and her no-nonsense writing style. These biscuits jumped out at me, with my growing taste for honey (in my tea, on my toast, on my cereal to name but a few occasions!). As always with Merle’s recipes, these are a delight….

Anzac Biscuits

Anzac Day is commemorated on April 25 each year. I do realise that it is now the end of May. However this were made at the request of my grandmother. She attends a weekly seniors day each Thursday. One of the planned activities was to make these biscuits. She loved them so much, she asked that I make…

Monte Carlos

I will have to admit, I don’t have fond memories of Monte Carlos. In Australia, made by Arnotts, Monte Carlos are quite  hard biscuit with an unusual icing in the middle. They are part of many biscuit trays and always are  the last left on the tray (along with the poor Kingston). When I saw this recipe…

Chocolate Chip Cookies

I think almost every baker has a few select recipes up their sleeve that they go to in times of need, Sponge Cakes, Scones, Chocolate Puddings, Brownies and Chocolate Chip Cookies. Mastering these five treats will cover you for almost any situation. I am quite content with this chocolate-chip recipe. I have made cookies using…