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Quick-mix anything biscuits – add what you like, ready in 5

Quick-mix anything biscuits – add what you like, ready in 5

Imagine a biscuit that seems to magically appear from nothing and you can make with whatever you've already got in the pantry. That's what these 'quick-mix biscuits' are all about. They take less than five minutes to put together and you can throw in whatever's...

Cheat’s coconut macaroons to make you swoon

Cheat’s coconut macaroons to make you swoon

At the risk of sounding like I’m writing an 1800’s manual for housewives, I quickly just want to talk about emergency afternoon tea provisions. Now, I’m fully aware that running out of biscuits to serve with a pot of tea is not exactly...

Muesli cookies – or biscuits, but probably cookies

Muesli cookies – or biscuits, but probably cookies

Hmmm, muesli cookies. Is it wrong that ‘cookie’ has entered this Australian's lexicon? It’s just that some ‘biscuits’ are most certainly ‘cookies’. Pretty much anything large and free-form, and definitely anything rocking chocolate chips. Biscuits are nice and...

Choc-chip, oat and zucchini biscuits are good

Choc-chip, oat and zucchini biscuits are good

Zucchini biscuits? To be honest, I’m a little bit meh when it comes to making sweet treats ‘healthy’. Part of me thinks, “just have the darn sweet and move on” and part of me thinks, “how clever to pack some goodness into a biscuit.”  I mean, what the hell...

Chocolate and rosemary biscuits – a cheap and cheerful snack

Chocolate and rosemary biscuits – a cheap and cheerful snack

The chocolate and rosemary biscuits are just a little bit different. The rosemary adds a subtle tang that brings out the flavour of the chocolate. Just up the road there is a front hedge grown from rosemary bushes. It smells just as delicious as you’d imagine,...

Ginger biscuits recipe – make in bulk and freeze

Ginger biscuits recipe – make in bulk and freeze

This ginger biscuits recipe is one I modified from the tried and trusty school recipe. I think the mums at the school canteen have been making these for generations. Certainly, the traditional recipe has ample sugar, plus golden syrup. A treat is a treat. When it was...

Gluten-free jam drops recipe

Gluten-free jam drops recipe

We have a little friend who comes to stay after school on Tuesdays. She is gluten-free and I like to bake her a scrummy afternoon tea like these gluten-free jam drops. Baking gluten-free is new to me, and it's been a little bit trial-and-error to get the consistency I...

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