From the look of the past few posts, you might think I’m on a cookie bender! Though I’m sure there are worse addictions to have… And I simply can’t separate Christmas time from gingerbread, so cookies ye shall have indeed. These cookies/biscuits/etc were inspired by a Donna Hay (#number1fan) recipe I first met a few… Continue reading Tasty Christmas Chocolate Gingerbread Cookies
First things first: bikkies, biscuits, cookies – it doesn’t matter. You can call them what you like. Crackers, even! (As in, graham crackers, for those in the US). I won’t judge you. They’re all the same to me. The reason for calling them ‘bikkies’ is simply because this recipe traces its origins to Red Puppy Bikkie… Continue reading Ginger Bikkies (or Cookies or Crackers!)
Always in search of food-related inspiration and advice, I hurried to The Food Show when it came to Christchurch earlier this month. In particular, I was hoping to get some good baking tips from Julie Le Clerc (pronounced ‘clear’, as in my name!), who was running a demonstration on cakes, having just returned from India… Continue reading Foodie Goes To The Food Show… and finds Julie Le Clerc’s Best Ever Vanilla Cupcakes!
For me, this is the Year of the Cake Decorator. And this is the first of a number of posts chronicling my adventures with amateur cake décor. Be prepared: there will be sprinkles, pastel colours, glitter, flowers, ruffles and all manner of girly stuff to come. Ok, this post is not an original. Both the recipe… Continue reading Pastel Ombre Swirl Cake (Attempt #1)
Last weekend, I had a baking flail. In fact, the only reason it wasn’t an all-out fail was because I learned a thing or four while I stuffed up. Both taste and look took a hit, I’m afraid – but I am very thankful that not a word of criticism was uttered by the receivers… Continue reading Baking flail: when things go wrong… (Red Velvet Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Icing)