Ginger, Pepper & Caramel … Christmas is coming!

As the Yuletide lights begin to glow around the edge of these dark, cold November days, I decided to get myself into a pre-emptive festive spirit by turning my recent obsession with ginger into a rich, grown-up spiced cookie, complete … Continue reading

Butterscotch Praline White Chocolate Biscotti

I like the classy ease of having a jar of homemade biscotti in the kitchen. It makes me feel European and sophisticated, like my favourite Italians, hee hee. On mornings when I am dashing out the door, it’s lovely being … Continue reading

Cranberry & Macadamia Biscuits

These are the most satisfying of treats to complement a cup of tea or coffee. The original recipe used pistachios, and I’m sure the combination of the pale green-gold pistachios and dark red berries would be beautiful if you wished … Continue reading

Chocolate Almond Biscotti

  These dark beauties are a great after-dinner biscotti. I kept them small so they are the perfect size for dunking into an espresso. The dark chocolate chunks and the slight bittersweet tang of the almonds is a great accompaniment … Continue reading

Orange Chocolate Shortbread

Shortbread is, I think, one of the best treats you can rustle up quickly when you just need that warm, crisp, light mouthful to accompany a big mug of tea or coffee.  This takes five minutes to put together and … Continue reading