Strawberry Cheesecake Cookies

These Strawberry Cheesecake Cookies are a variation on one of my favourite cookie recipes of all time. Just picture: a tender, soft cookie baked to enclose a delicious strawberry cheesecake filling. It’s a winning combination!  I just realised that I’ve been making different versions of these ‘stuffed’ cookies for more than 10 years. I keep thinking up new flavour combinations … Read More

Spiced Stars and Snowflake Cookies

Cookies are to Christmas what chocolate is to Easter! I just love making Christmas cookies, from gingerbread men to crinkles, snickerdoodles to speculaas. Christmas cookies can come in all shapes and sizes – carefully cookie-cuttered or rustic. I don’t discriminate, I love them all. I am so impressed at all the amazing decorated cookies that I see on Instagram and … Read More

Chai, Fig and Almond Biscotti

What weird times we suddenly find ourselves living in. The Coronavirus situation is changing rapidly. Each day brings updates, new rules and guidelines. Where I live in Sydney Australia all non-essential businesses close today and there are talks of stricter lockdowns being enforced. The supermarket shelves are pretty much empty. I never thought I’d see the day when flour and … Read More

Pandan Crinkle Cookies

There’s something about the festive season that just screams cookies! From gingerbread and speculoos to shortbread and linzer cookies and everything in between. But one particular kind of festive cookie has always caught my eye, and yet I had never tried… Crinkle cookies! I wanted to do something different to chocolate or red velvet crinkle cookies that you often see … Read More

Candy Cane and Gingerbread Cheesecake Stuffed Cookies

Welcome to December! Christmas season is definitely in full swing now. I am not one of those people who gets super extra around Christmas time (I am yet to set up my tiny little Christmas tree) but I do really love making festive recipes. In the past, I have left Christmas baking to the last minute, but this year I … Read More

Earl Grey Chocolate Chip Cookies

This time five years ago, I had just got back from a 3 week solo trip to America and I was sorely missing my own kitchen. The first thing I baked when I got home were Chocolate Chip Cookies, with a twist – some rosemary infused sugar gave the cookies a lovely herbaceous vibe and the flavour was incredible. Cookies … Read More

Roasted Cherry Ice Cream Sandwiches (No Churn!)

This seems to happen every single year. I don’t plan on baking something specifically for Valentines Day, and then I end up posting something pink, red or chocolatey completely by accident! I had originally made these Roasted Cherry Ice Cream Sandwiches in the hopes of sharing them before Christmas, but the new blog design wasn’t quite ready yet. After a crazy busy week … Read More

Cookies & Cream Cheesecake Stuffed Cookies

Just a quick post from me today, sneaking in with an Easter inspired recipe before it’s too late. This is the time of year for OTT chocolate creations, speckled eggs and hot cross buns doughnuts, all of which I have in the archives. So this year I decided to keep it a little more simple – but no less decadent! … Read More

Italian Crostoli + Nescafé Dolce Gusto Circolo

Although I’m a pretty fussy coffee drinker, I never had any interest in buying an espresso machine, for the extra time it would take to grind coffee beans and clean the machine afterwards. First thing in the morning, I want my coffee immediately! But when I saw the sleek and shiny red NESCAFÉ® Dolce Gusto® Circolo capsule machine, I thought … Read More

Chocolate Spice Gingerbread

It’s beginning to feel a lot like Christmas, that’s for sure. For the last few years, one of the things I’ve enjoyed most about the Christmas season is baking. And in particular making homemade treats as gifts for friends, family and work colleagues. Something thoughtful that is made with love. Something with Christmassy flavours, that inspires a little bit of … Read More