On ANZAC day, there is the dawn service, the parade, and of course, these great biscuits. Anzac biscuits (cookies for our North American friends) are so named as allegedly they were good biscuits for wives and girlfriends to send to their loved ones in the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps at war. Because they were baked without the use of eggs, it was said that they did not spoil and would make the long journey intact. [Read more…] about Anzac biscuits
Snacks & lunchbox
Vegetable pasties can be a great weekend meal, that are also perfect for lunch boxes of after-school snacks. It is easier than you might think to make your own shortcrust pastry, but you can always use store-bought pastry instead. Baking the vegetables gives them a nicer flavour. You don’t traditionally pre-cook the vegetables for Cornish pasties (with meat), but it does add to the flavour to do so. [Read more…] about Vegetable pasties
Gluten-free baking can be hard to master, but at Easter time you can’t miss out on a hot cross bun. This gluten-free hot cross bun recipe includes some sneaky chocolate chips to give a little Easter flavour to your baking. You can swap them for dried fruit if you prefer, and simply use flour and water for the cross. [Read more…] about Gluten free chocolate hot cross buns
As Easter Friday rolls around, many turn their minds to homemade hot cross buns. Well think no more: we have the best recipe for you (and it’s not even ours!). We can’t really better Karen Martini’s fabulous hot cross bun recipe, so instead we’ve just cooked them up, photographed them, with a few minor amendments. Enjoy!
Rocky road is great to make as an edible gift. The kids can even make it themselves to give to their teachers or friends. Cut into a slab or break into chunks for a moreish treat. [Read more…] about Rocky road
These parmesan savoury biscuits are great as a pre-dinner snack, and another perfect DIY Christmas hamper item. If you are making salty delights in advance, store them in an airtight container.