Today I am blogging and baking these oatmeal pecan and chocolate cookies. The pecans are being toasted in the oven, the chocolate chips are open to snack on with a cup of tea, and the kitchenaid is at the ready.
Because today a man came to repair my washing machine. Seeing my broken frontloader up against the wall, the man-who-works-with-washing-machines-for-a-living said he had hurt his back and could not move the washing machine…. if I could be so kind. (more…)
When I started making this slice I initially just wanted to make a chocolate crackle slice. And then I thought – this needs caramel! So I did.
But then I thought – this needs salt! But how? Let’s add another chocolate layer and salt that! So I did.
Sprinkling the sea salt on top of the chocolate.
I’m going through a healthy pancake making phase at the moment – and blueberry and bran fit this description nicely.
In my world, it’s excellent motivation to get out of bed. They only take about 15-20 minutes from start to finish and I feel like I’ve started the day with something creative and yum. But regular pancakes aren’t really an ‘everyday’ food… but these totally can be.
Why can’t I find this recipe on my site under ‘s’ for strawberry in ‘sweet muffins’ on my handy recipe index? Oh, because I haven’t posted it. I’ve blogged previously about past-Aimee and future-Aimee and how annoyed I get when I haven’t posted a recipe I want. Assuming you can accept that there are actually two versions of yourself at one time, I’m sure this makes sense to you too.
Long story short, I’m currently baking more from a collection of notes that from my site because I have 40 recipes photographed and waiting to go, that are not up. Because life. (more…)
I did a lot of research before settling on this recipe for cookies and royal icing. I read a lot of comments, reviews and author’s feedback. So you can feel safe in the knowledge that I undertook this with a great deal of seriousness.
Which is kind of ironic because I iced them at midnight, after a lot of vodkas, that were consumed at a Christmas catch-up with a lovely girlfriend. BUT, I personally think that testifies to the safety of the recipe, the research I did, and the science of it all (coz I love the nerdy science aspects of baking).
Another reason this recipe needed to be foolproof was because it’s 30C degrees on average at the moment in Melbourne, and that adds an extra layer of difficulty to making traditional Christmas recipes, especially cookies that require rolling.
So I wanted absolutely foolproof. And vodka proof. (more…)