Blog Posts - Biscuits And Cookies



Roasted Cherry Ice Cream Sandwiches (No Churn!)

This seems to happen every single year. I don’t plan on baking something specifically for Valentines Day, and then I end up posting something pink, red or chocolatey completely by accident! I had originally made these Roasted Cherry Ice Cream San...
by spicyicecream on Feb 7, 2016

Raw cacao & fig bliss balls

There seem to be thousands of bliss ball recipes on the internet and I have made many different versions of them. This is just one of my favourite combinations but you can really use any dried fruit, nuts and seeds that you have on hand. And they see...
by The Culinary Library on Jun 19, 2015

Cookies & Cream Cheesecake Stuffed Cookies

Just a quick post from me today, sneaking in with an Easter inspired recipe before it's too late. This is the time of year for OTT chocolate creations, speckled eggs and hot cross buns doughnuts, all of which I have in the archives. So this year...
by spicyicecream on Mar 29, 2015

Chocolate Biscotti

Ok I know we’re way past new year greetings but my mind is still hovering somewhere around the end of 2014 so to heck with it; Happy New Year! I trust that your holidays were amazing and awesomely gluttonous? As for me, I’m still feeling...
by Citrus and Candy on Feb 3, 2015

Italian Crostoli + Nescafé Dolce Gusto Circolo

Although I’m a pretty fussy coffee drinker, I never had any interest in buying an espresso machine, for the extra time it would take to grind coffee beans and clean the machine afterwards. First thing in the morning, I want my coffee immediately! B...
by spicyicecream on Dec 21, 2014

Chocolate Spice Gingerbread + 10 Homemade Christmas Gift Ideas

It's beginning to feel a lot like Christmas, that's for sure. For the last few years, one of the things I've enjoyed most about the Christmas season is baking. And in particular making homemade treats as gifts for friends, family and work colleagues.
by spicyicecream on Dec 9, 2013

Rosemary, Chocolate Chip & Sea Salt Cookies

Oh boy, I can't tell you how nice it feels to bake something again! After 3 weeks of travelling and then a much needed 2 week detox, my oven - and this poor, poor blog - were both feeling a little neglected. So, I decided to bake up a batch of my fav...
by spicyicecream on Aug 25, 2013

Crisp Coconut Biscuits

I make these biscuits all the time because they are simple to make and always turn out well. They are simple but rich and the desiccated coconut gives them a bit of texture and a lot of crispy crunch. These biscuits do need to cool down to go crispy,...
by The Culinary Library on Aug 18, 2013

The Sweet Swap – Soft Raspberry Coconut Ice

In July I participated in The Sweet Swap – a edible gift exchange between different Australian Food Bloggers. We were all matched with three different bloggers and made our sweet treats and sent them off to our matches. We then waiting in antic...
by The Culinary Library on Jul 14, 2013

Passionfruit S'mores + 13 Ways with Passionfruit

13 Ways with... PassionfruitIt has been quite a while but I thought it was about time that I bought this monthly column back, because I always loved putting it together. Choosing one ingredient and finding so many different ways to use it was really...
by spicyicecream on Jan 28, 2013

Christmas Recipes and Gift Ideas

With Christmas almost a week away we thought we would put together a few ideas for Christmas Gifts and some Recipes to feed a crowd, most of which can be made well ahead of time. Gift Ideas For gift ideas for those people who have everything, why not...
by The Culinary Library on Dec 16, 2012

Brownie Cookies with Maple Bourbon Buttercream

I had my first day off in months the other day and was excited to get into the kitchen and bake something, while still in my PJ's, in the middle of the day on a Wednesday. But when it came to deciding actually what to make, I hit a wall. The fridge w...
by spicyicecream on Aug 23, 2012

Chocolate Hazelnut Biscotti

These chocolate and hazelnut biscotti were made for me by a friend of mine and they were so delicious I had to make some more for myself. The recipe is adapted from The Williams-Sonoma Cookies & Biscotti cookbook. The rich dark chocolate and roas...
by The Culinary Library on Jul 17, 2012

Easter currant cookies

Pour la recette en Francais cliquez ici Ingredients: 225g butter, softened 140g sugar 1 egg yolk 280g flour 1 tsp mixed spice A pinch of salt 1 tbsp candied peel 55g currants To finish: 1 egg white sugar Method of preparation: Combine the butter and...
by couscous and pudding on Apr 6, 2012

Easter Egg Nests recipe

Pour la recette en Français cliquez ici Ingredients:Corn Flakes some butter (1/2 tsp per 100g chocolate) chocolate Method of preparation: On a double boiler, melt the chocolate and the butter Mix it with the cereals Divide the mixture between muffin...
by couscous and pudding on Apr 6, 2012

Cocoa Nibs Thumbprints

Pour la recette en Français cliquez ici Ingredients 115 g butter at room temprature 100 g of sugar 1 egg yolk, lightly beaten (large size) 1 teaspoon of natural vanilla extract vanilla powder 180 g flour A pinch of coarse salt 160 g of peeled roaste...
by couscous and pudding on Apr 6, 2012

Easter currant cookies

Pour la recette en Francais cliquez ici Ingredients: 225g butter, softened 140g sugar 1 egg yolk 280g flour 1 tsp mixed spice A pinch of salt 1 tbsp candied peel 55g currants To finish: 1 egg white sugar Method of preparation: Combine the butter and...
by couscous and pudding on Apr 6, 2012

Easter Egg Nests recipe

Pour la recette en Français cliquez ici Ingredients:Corn Flakes some butter (1/2 tsp per 100g chocolate) chocolate Method of preparation: On a double boiler, melt the chocolate and the butter Mix it with the cereals Divide the mixture between muffin...
by couscous and pudding on Apr 6, 2012

Cocoa Nibs Thumbprints

Pour la recette en Français cliquez ici Ingredients 115 g butter at room temprature 100 g of sugar 1 egg yolk, lightly beaten (large size) 1 teaspoon of natural vanilla extract vanilla powder 180 g flour A pinch of coarse salt 160 g of peeled roaste...
by couscous and pudding on Apr 6, 2012

Lavender Cookies

Pour la recette en Français cliquez ici Ingredients: 115g butter at room temperature 50g caster sugar 175g flour 1 tbsp lavender or to taste 2 tbsp of sugar (for sprinkling at the end) Method of Preparation: Using an electric mixer, beat the sugar a...
by couscous and pudding on Apr 5, 2012


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