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Biscuits & Cookies, Recipes / 24.04.2017

We have our Aussie and Kiwi friends to thank for these absolutely scrumptious biscuits! Let me explain why. ANZAC stands for Australian and New Zealand Army Corps. Anzac Day is a national day of remembrance which is celebrated every year on 25 April - the anniversary of the Anzac's landing at Gallipoli, in Turkey during World War I. Anzac biscuits contain no eggs, as these were scarce during the war. Many people believe that the biscuits were sent with soldiers by their wives as they were not only a good source of energy but also kept well during transportation. If you do a little research you'll find that this...

Breakfast & Brunch, Edible Gifts, Recipes / 21.04.2017

I have a sister who loves to bake, just like I do. When I stayed with her recently, I tasted her latest creation - this totally addictive chocolate granola. She worked hard at perfecting the recipe, and then kindly shared it with me. I promised that I'd send her a shout-out for that. So thanks Sandra! Considering how delicious this chocolate granola tastes, I was quite surprised to find that is also quite healthy. Healthy is not really my thing, so I added my own special touch - in the form of some chocolate chips. There, that's better! Not only is this granola delicious and fairly healthy...

Cakes & Cupcakes, Recipes / 12.04.2017

I know, I know. Easter is all about chocolate. But that doesn't mean you can't mix it up a little and try something completely different! This triple-layered Speckled Egg Coconut Cake is the perfect show-stopper to end your Easter meal. It's made with light and fluffy coconut flavoured sponge cake, and iced with a coconut cream buttercream. Phyllo pastry works fabulously as a nest to hold the pretty speckled eggs that decorate the cake (so you will get some chocolate after all!). The fun part of course is the speckling. A little head's up - things are gonna get messy! So be...

Biscuits & Cookies, Recipes / 06.04.2017

Warming spices and a touch of citrus, then a burst of fruitiness - nothing says "Easter" like freshly baked Hot Cross Buns. Let's be honest though, they take a fair bit of time to make. These Hot Cross Cookies have all the spicy, fruity flavour of a hot cross bun, but can be made in a fraction of the time. This is a fun recipe for kids to get involved in - they can lend a hand by rolling the balls of dough and icing the crosses. If, like me, you are not a fan of raisins then try adding chopped dried apricots or cranberries instead. Ingredients: Cookies: 200g...

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