Orange Chocolate Drizzle Cookies That Melt In Your Mouth

Our orange tree is laden with fruit again, so I’m finding ways to use up all the delicious fruit before the cockatoos eat them all.

We have 4 dogs at our house at the moment (we are dog-sitting 2 dogs, as well as having 2 dogs of our own), and they have been chasing the cockatoos!  Thanks to this extra protection, there are plenty of oranges on our orange tree at the moment.

These cookies are delicious. The combination of chocolate and orange in a cookie is always a winner, and the soft biscuits just melt in your mouth!

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Heavenly Sweet and Moist Honey, Pear and Almond Slice

If the leaves are starting to change to the beautiful reds and russet colours where you are then this is the perfect slice recipe for you!

Pears are at their peak in the fall (autumn). I think they are often overlooked for their friend, the apple. In fact, they are a great substitute for apples in crumbles, cakes and desserts. This slice is sweet, moist and very moreish. Yum

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Irresistible Passionfruit Yoghurt Cheesecake

I love checking out delis – the cured meats, and local and imported products are sometimes irresistible.

I was at the fruit market yesterday when I noticed something special in the chiller section. Barambah Organic Natural Yoghurt is heavenly. It was recommended by a fellow foodie whose blog I love. Check her out here. Because this yoghurt isn’t homogenised, it still has the layer of cream on the top. It reminds me of when I was younger, and the milkman used to deliver the bottles of milk every morning. They, too, had a layer of cream on the top underneath the foil lid. We used to have to be quick to bring the bottles in, in the morning, to beat the magpies who used to peck a hole in the top of the foil!

I had some passionfruit in the fridge that I needed to use, so I decided to incorporate the passionfruit and the natural yoghurt in a baked cheesecake.

This cheesecake also has a light topping. It’s inspired by a cheesecake made by a colleague of my husband. She made a cheesecake and took it to work one day – my husband has been raving about it ever since! Here’s her recipe.

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