Milk Bar’s Compost Cookies

This post is a little overdue as I’ve been down with my yearly bout of bronchitis for the last fortnight. I’m a person who loses my appetite when I’m sick – as usually I lose my sense of smell and taste, and with those gone the allure of my usual favourite foods doesn’t appeal as…

The Best Chocolate-Chip Cookies

I’ve been recently a little obsessed with the website Serious Eats. If you haven’t heard of the site before, the creator J.Kenji Lopez-Alt is an absolute wizard to the same level as Heston Blumenthal. It’s not sous-vides and molecular gastronomy, but it’s still about the science of food – at its core, most basic fundamentals. Does a…

Bourbon Maple Cookies

So the Night Noodle Markets wrapped up last Friday for yet another year, and dare I say that this year possibly had the most variety? I make a habit of dropping in at least once every year to observe the snaking lines, the plumes of smoke, and the flood of people post 5pm-knock-off jostling for a table…

Mars Bar Cookies

If you put me in front of the single chocolate bar section of the confectionary aisle, there are actually very few choices I would go for. Sure, invite me to dip my hand into a box of Cadbury’s Favourites or Mars’ Celebrations and I’ll go bananas – but they are all the fun-sized chocolates that…

Choco-Nut Cookies

Out of all the things that can be baked, few things smell better than the aroma of freshly-baked cookies. Of course, this is largely due to the considerable amount of butter that goes into them, but as I always say – life is for eating and the amount of butter is greatly divided into the…

Flour & Stone

“I heard they run out of lamingtons early…so I think we should go there first.” Guessed where I’m talking about yet? Yes, Flour and Stone. You would have to be living under a rock without Instagram, other social media and without food blogger friends to have not heard about Flour and Stone’s legendary Panna Cotta…

Coffee Caramel Shortbreads

It has been a whole month of me not baking. My apartment overseas doesn’t have an oven, so when I returned two weeks ago I rapturously embraced my old, creaky, temperamental oven with much fondness. And old it is, for it not even has a light inside and every time I want to check on…

Sweetness the Patisserie

It’s about time that I finished up my Christmas shopping, and with the majority of it done, I just had to buy the ‘finishing touches’, so to speak. I was due for a visit to Sweetness the Patisserie. Sweetness the Patisserie has been on Epping’s Oxford Street for at least a couple of years, founded…

Xmas Baking Class – Gingerbread Cookies

All right, biggest news first. I have officially finished my double law degree!! The results came out this afternoon and I’m thrilled to have passed everything. Five years law school complete – now onto the next stage of my life, wherever that may take me 🙂 Now onto other exciting recent events. As some of…

‘Addictive’ Peanut Butter & Choc Chip Cookies

Until this year, the last taste I had of peanut butter was when I was the age of about eight. With the rise of peanut allergies, many schools and workplaces have now banned peanut butter and peanut products outright, and for that reason I’ve not really gotten into the peanut butter fad until recently. My…

Chocolate Lace Crisps

You snooze, you lose! Unless you’re a cat and you have unlimited time all day to snooze and do other things that you like. Unfortunately the rest of us are running to a tight schedule. Cooking in-between exams! Some are of the opinion that you should post-pone extracurriculars during exam time but I’m of the firm…

Chocolate Chunk & Raspberry Cookies

You know that feeling. It starts with the slight fidgeting, the inability to concentrate on any one thing. The sigh of frustration for no reason in particular. Then the snappiness starts when someone is being just a little irrational or annoying, then the growing niggling sensation, the craving. The hunger. CHOCOLATE. For us ladies, you…