Tuesday, 1 October 2013


Hi there!
Thanks for visiting. Simply put, this blog is a way for me to share recipes.
I'm a mother of two young boys, one with an insatiable sweet tooth and the other who is shaping up to be a big eater... of food in general. Subsequently, I try and bake as much as I can so I at least know the majority of what my family is eating.
I'm not into any fad diets or movements - I have nothing against anyone who follows that path, it's just not how I roll. I love good food, but I also enjoy exercise. So it's all about balance in my world.
Anyway, you didn't come here to read my ramblings... let's get cooking!

I thought I would start with a staple recipe in our household, a basic biscuit (cookie for the out-of-towners) which STS (Sweet Tooth Son) loves helping to make as well as eating, but they are not actually too jam-packed with sugar. I've made these with a few different types of flours, such as spelt and wholemeal, and they seem to work just as well. They are also nice with icing for special occasions.

Chocolate Shape Biscuits

75g sugar (I use raw caster sugar)
75g butter, at room temp
1 egg
2 tablespoons milk
225g plain flour
25g cocoa

Pre-heat oven to 160 degrees Celcius (fan-forced).
Cream butter and sugar together in mixer (I use a Kitchenaid mixer with the paddle attachment). Add egg and milk, mix well.
Add flour and cocoa and mix on a slow speed, so it doesn't go everywhere, until it forms a dough and clumps around the paddle.
Roll out dough and cut shapes, we like stars and aeroplanes.
Bake for 10-15 minutes.

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