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Australia, Cakes, Food, History & Traditions

ANZAC Biscuit Traditions

Home made bikkies When is a Cookie a biscuit? When you live in Australia, of course. On April 25 each year, Anzac Day, the nation stops to commemorate the supreme sacrifice of a group of soldiers that have contributed to the development of our national psyche. We don't have many traditions of our own so… Continue reading ANZAC Biscuit Traditions

Food, History & Traditions

Scones with Tea – A Morning Tradition

In my husband's family, it is a tradition to have morning tea. That is, a cup of hot tea with a scone, or two, with butter or jam. My husband's paternal grandmother was a brilliant farmhouse cook and used an old wood burning stove; one that was without thermostat, temperature gauge. And everything was cooked to perfection. Wouldn't we all love that skill? I am going to share a simple and 'NEVER FAIL,' Family recipe, (and variations), so that your kitchen will RULE when it comes to morning teas.

Cakes, Food

Christmas Cookie Recipe – One Batch, Five Different Cookies

I am used to being the sole cook in the kitchen, yet Christmas is always frenetic. There is more people in the house, more to do, more excited conversation, more spontaneity, and thus ever more distractions. This is not conducive to concentrating on the task at hand: i.e. to make seven varieties of cookies following several recipes at once. Adhering to Christmas traditions often mean cooking at least seven different types of biscuits or cookies, for the 'Juletide' feast. In today's fast paced lifestyle, time-poor families need some kind of shortcut if they are to maintain these age-old customs and it was an error or serendipity that created an opportunity to make that happen. This recipe makes at least three, if not four, types of cookies, from the one mix, reducing the workload in the kitchen. [See recipe below.]

Cakes, Community, Food

12 Days of Christmas – Danish Pebernødder

Another Christmas recipe from the wonderful blog of My Danish Kitchen. I tried this recipe the morning. Apart from the usual problem of getting biscuits to brown in this new oven, I altered the recipe by adding some perlsukker ( pearl sugar chips) on the top for my husband who has both a sweet tooth… Continue reading 12 Days of Christmas – Danish Pebernødder