Easy Jam Drops Cookie Recipe

These soft, chewy jam drop biscuits have a centre of gorgeous raspberry jam – the perfect cookie to send to school in your children’s lunchbox, or to devour with a cup of tea.

Jam Drop Cookies have been an institution of my parent’s house my entire life. My mother used to make big batches of biscuits and load up her 3 tiered biscuit tin. And I can tell you that they didn’t last long with 4 kids around. I used to help my mother make hers, and now my 2.5yr old son ‘helps’ me, too ( he’s a pretty great taste-tester!). Here’s the recipe… Read More

Super Easy Recipe for Making Apple Turnovers that are Sublime

Classic Apple Turnovers are easy to make, and even easier to eat!

A few weeks ago I took a trip to Glenorie Bakery with my little family. One thing you will learn about me is that I LOVE bakeries and patisseries. I just love everything about them – the smell, the fresh bread, the sweet cakes and pastries. It really is my idea of heaven. And this busy bakery in rural Glenorie was certainly a treat!

Whilst at the bakery buying just about 1 of everything, I came across an apple turnover. I haven’t had an apple turnover since I was about 8, and this one looked so good – crisp puff pastry coated with tiny sugar crystals, lovely cinnamony-apple filling, fresh cream. AHHHH… and maybe even a little bit of maple syrup?
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White Chocolate Macadamia

Quick, Easy and Mouth-Watering Macadamia Nut Cookie Recipe

Mmmmm… There’s no better way to enjoy macadamia nuts than with a cookie recipe that’s quick, easy and makes heaps to eat!

Macadamia nuts whilst still on a tree
Macadamia nuts whilst still on a tree

My parents have a gorgeous macadamia nut tree in their backyard. They planted it about 15yrs ago, and it has great foliage and even more gorgeous nuts. The bees buzz around pollinating the flowers and a few months later the nuts begin to appear. When they’re ready they drop to the ground. The nuts are then best left for 6 months or so, to develop their sweetness.

All my nieces and nephews love cracking them open for Grandma. In fact a pretty cool person (me) even bought her a super dooper nut cracker especially for macadamias because their shell is so hard. Check it out here.
So, the other day I was around at their house, and decided to crack myself some nuts to take home. The result was White Chocolate and Macadamia Biscuits. Here’s the recipe:

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