Biscuits & Cookies

Valentine’s Day Cookies

Valentine’s Day Cookies

Valentine’s Day isn’t really a day I take much notice of, but it is a nice excuse to decorate some chocolate cookies. I was actually asked to do these for a little public interest story for the morning news, and once I started – well, […]

Gingerbread

Gingerbread

When looking for a good Gingerbread recipe, two things are important to me, and the first thing is the flavour.  I want gingerbread to have a strong spice aroma and taste – otherwise it’s just not gingerbread!  The second important thing when making cut-out cookies, […]

Christmas Custard Cookies

Christmas Custard Cookies

These cookies are so delicious, it’s difficult to stop at just a couple and impossible to eat just one.  It is a variation of a shortbread recipe.  I had every intention to bake the recipe my mother and Aunts would use every Christmas (they made […]

Buccellatini

Buccellatini

This recipe ties to the last recipe I posted, Buccellato Siciliano .  You may not want to make a large wreath and maybe prefer to make some biscuits instead.  These are called Buccellatini and they are made using the exact same ingredients.  I’m adding a separate […]

Shortbread

Shortbread

My English grandmother would make shortbread and she comes to mind whenever I eat it.   I think it was one of the first things she taught my sister and I to bake.  Last week I spotted a beautiful Nordic Ware snowflake baking pan, and […]

Gingersnaps

Gingersnaps

  These Gingersnaps are just as they should be, thin, buttery and crunchy all the way through.  The flavour of ginger is perfectly balanced with the brown sugar and spices and I have had to give most of them away to friends to avoid eating […]

Cantuccini

Cantuccini

One would think that I have made Cantuccini many times considering I lived in Tuscany for 14 years before moving to Rome five years ago.  The truth is that I made them this week for the first time.  I tried a couple of recipes, and […]

Decorated Sugar Cookies

Decorated Sugar Cookies

I recently made some decorated cookies for Peppino Capuano Jewellery in occasion of ‘La Vendemmia 2017’.  “The excellence of the best international wines encounters the exclusivity of the luxury boutiques in the fascinating setting of Via Condotti and Piazza di Spagna”.  La Vendemmia is an exclusive […]

Soft Persimmon Cookies

Soft Persimmon Cookies

I love Persimmons! I love the soft and juicy Hachiya variety and these are the ones that are perfect for baking.  I also love the hard Fuyu variety because you can eat them like you would an apple.  If you’ve ever eaten an unripe persimmon you probably haven’t […]

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 […]