Orange Butter Biscuits (Orange Shortbread)

    These shortbread biscuits have a lovely delicate orange flavour, due to the zest of one orange. PS: Just a tip for those of you who are biscuit ‘dunkers’ – try these biscuits dunked in a cranberry herbal tea, the cranberry and orange flavours compliment each other beautifully. Another tip: Shortbread biscuits can be […]

Chocolate Fudge (with walnuts)

    I know there are many recipes that incorporate biscuits into fudge, and there are better biscuit fudge recipes around, but for me, this biscuit fudge recipe holds many memories. This is because this recipe is in Mum’s first recipe book, written in her handwriting, and this is the first biscuit fudge recipe I […]

Bran Biscuits

  Mum made these Bran Biscuits recently and shared them with friends. This left the friends wanting the recipe, and asking which recipe she used, but of course, as everyone knows, and this is a recurring theme of this blog, it is never that simple with Mum and recipes. Mum referred to (the words ‘referred’ […]

Home-baked Luggage

  Whose mother travels on the bus with her carry-on luggage bursting with home-baking? Mine does, that’s who. Mum’s carry-on bag contained no less than Plum Cake, Feijoa Muffins, biscuits, lemons to make a Lemon Syrup, and a pot of butter!   Mum stepped off the warm bus and into a bitterly cold wind that […]

Whittakers and Griffins Cookie Bear Hundreds and Thousands Chocolate Block

    Whittakers is a well respected New Zealand chocolate company. Griffins produce the iconic and well-recognised Cookie Bear hundreds and thousands biscuits, which are vanilla biscuits covered in pink icing with multi-coloured hundreds and thousands sprinkles on top. These two companies have joined forces to bring us a chocolate block based on the hundreds […]