Biscuits & Cookies

Cherry Chocolate Bars

Cherry Chocolate Bars

When you live overseas, you often have moments of nostalgia which invariably include craving a food or flavours from home.  Although I’m not one to eat chocolate bars on a regular basis, if I could arrange a steady shipment from Australia it would be for […]

Brutti ma Buoni

Brutti ma Buoni

  Brutti ma Buoni are a chewy and crunchy biscuit or ‘cookie’, consisting basically of meringue and hazlenuts.  Their origin is from Gavirate (province of Varese) in Lombardia, dating back to 1878.  Their name comes from the way they look, and it literally translates to ‘Ugly but Good’.  […]

Italian Red Wine Biscuits

Italian Red Wine Biscuits

There is a wonderful food store across the street from where I live that sells bags of very addictive  Italian Red Wine Biscuits.  They are much smaller and thinner than when I make them,  but eating one just leads to you reaching for another and […]

Classic Chocolate Chip Cookies

Classic Chocolate Chip Cookies

Nothing screams comfort food more than a chewy, chunky chocolate chip cookie, obviously enjoyed with an icy cold glass of milk. I have made two versions, one with dark chocolate and walnuts, and the other with white chocolate and Brazil nuts.  I had planned on making […]

ANZAC Biscuits

ANZAC Biscuits

When I catered for ANZAC Day last Monday, I made over 200 Anzac biscuits.  Some of those were used to make a crumble for the raspberry cheesecakes, but the rest were put out on the table.  At the end of the morning tea, just a few were […]