This buttery, crumbly, melt-in-your mouth slice is a favourite in my family. This like the traditional scottish shortbread sold in pretty tins at Christmas time. In fact, I often make this as a Christmas gift.
The custard powder in the ingredients is the real secret. Sure, it’s not “traditional”. But traditional shortbread in the 16th century only had three ingredients (sugar, butter and oatmeal), and back in the 16th century they also believed that bread would not rise if there was a corpse (as in dead body) in the vicinity. And I mean, how did they even judge that? So, it’s time we all modernised a bit. (more…)
I’m all about the hippy hipster healthy food at the moment. Here are three important things to know about chia seeds:
1. They’re oh-so-healthy
They’re made up of protein, fat and dietary fibre. Plus there’s a heap of minerals including calcium, magnesium, iron, and phosphorous.
2. They’re grown in Australia.
Aussie Aussie Aussie! Oi oi oi! (more…)
This week I came on to Clever Muffin, clicked on Recipe Index and was puzzled when I couldn’t find this recipe. This recipe, as in the one I’m currently writing, which I’m going to go out and say is game-changing for me. I have an obsession with Bakers Delights baked goods, and when I manage to successfully re-create them it’s a big moment in my life.
But this only helps if I remember to put them on the blog for easy baking access. Especially if I’ve altered the recipe at all. (more…)
You know what a hedgehog slice looks like? A dense brownie. You know what most hedgehog slices taste like? Crumbly biscuit. FAIL.
But not this recipe. Welcome to the awesome world of adding sweetened condensed milk to your hedgehog slice.
I am a liar. I have a recipe on this blog called ‘best chocolate chip cookies in the world’. They’re not. These are.
The old cookies are good, don’t get me wrong. But they’re a bit like reflecting on boys you dated in high school. They were nice and all, but not the real deal. Is that appropriate? Meh.