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Category Archives: Cookies, sweet biscuits

Amarena Cherry Stuffed Amaretti

There is a funny story attached to this recipe. Having friends around is always an excuse to bake, to spread not only the love, but the calories. And so it … Continue reading

February 19, 2015 · 30 Comments

Molasses Ginger Cookies

Making biscuits and slices to satisfy my long skinny husband’s sweet tooth is the biggest cooking challenge of all if we strictly adhere to our wheat free diet. He really … Continue reading

November 11, 2014 · 36 Comments

Crispy cocoa swirl coconut meringues

Pesky egg whites, the freezer seems to be over run with batches of three. The choices for using them seem so limited, all meringue based, pavlova, macaroon, macarons. A little … Continue reading

August 21, 2014 · 24 Comments

Florentines, naturally gluten free

Removing gluten from my diet has improved my well being immeasurably. However, I question the value of the vast range of commercial gluten free copycat products on the supermarket shelves. … Continue reading

November 14, 2013 · 17 Comments

Nutty Bites

I seemed to be haunted by open jars of nut butter nearing their best by date. I have four partly consumed jars of peanut butter, all smooth, one low salt, … Continue reading

October 29, 2013 · 11 Comments

Paula’s Amaretti

My friend Paula has followed a gluten free diet for many years. A fearlessly experimental cook, Paula is continually trying this and tweaking that to improve and refine what she … Continue reading

October 17, 2013 · 14 Comments

Julia’s Hazelnut Crescents

This recipe came from a one time neighbour. Julia was painfully shy, but under her awkward facade was an energetic intelligent woman with an ascerbic dry wit and a ready … Continue reading

June 10, 2013 · 15 Comments

Old Fashioned Ginger Nuts

Commercial sweet treats were almost unheard of in my childhood home, but my Grandma occasionally bought a packet of Ginger Nuts. Fascinated, I watched as the adults dunked their hard … Continue reading

April 20, 2013 · 25 Comments

Lady’s Kisses

Economy was always upper most in mind when my Mum chose what she baked as treats. She chose biscuits and slices that could be made without the addition of eggs, … Continue reading

March 30, 2013 · 14 Comments

“R” Rated Macadamia Nut Meringues

Why “R” rated? Macadamia Nut Meringues will corrupt a child’s expectations about meringues! Six egg whites leftover from custard were sitting in the freezer and playing on my mind. I’m … Continue reading

February 12, 2013 · 15 Comments

Hazelnut Bread

This is an oldie but a goodie, a great festive season standby. Today I used hazelnuts, but you can use pistachios, almonds or walnuts, or you can use a mixture … Continue reading

December 19, 2012 · 2 Comments

JAFFA FRUIT CHEWS

This is a variation on an earlier post Fruit Chews with featured white chocolate bits and lemon zest. The household opinion on favourites is divided, I like white chocolate and … Continue reading

October 22, 2012 · 1 Comment

Sesame Coated Jam Drops

I love to make fruit preserves. The cupboard is laden with jam made from plums off friends trees, fragrant berries  bought cheaply at the height of their season and apricots, … Continue reading

October 10, 2012 · Leave a comment

Walnut Coffee Cookies

  I have a coffee addiction, a four espresso shots a day addiction. It’s the flavour and the aroma of coffee that I love and nothing other of an unsweetened … Continue reading

July 31, 2012 · 3 Comments