Recipes

Chocolate Chip Cookie by Cookie + Kate

Posted on July 29, 2021 by Michelle Bowles | 0 Comments

Ingredients

2 cups whole wheat flour

1 tsp baking powder

3/4 tsp baking soda

1/2 tsp sea salt

1 1/4 cups chocolate chips

2/3 cup lightly packed coconut sugar

1/2 cup brown sugar

1/2 cup sugar

1/2 cup plus 1 tbls melted coconut oil or extra virgin olive oil

1/4 cup plus 1 tbls water

Method

1. Whisk to combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda and sea salt in a medium bowl. 

2. Add the chocolate chips and toss to combine.

3. Combine the coconut sugar, brown sugar, regular sugar, oil and water in a large bowl. 

4. Whisk until the sugar has incorporated into the oil - approx 1-2 minutes.

5. Combine the Flour and Sugar mixture making sure that no more flour is visible. Be careful not to overdo it.

6. Line 2 baking trays with baking paper. 

7. Spoon the mixture into even 2 inch mounds on your baking tray.

8. Freeze the cookies on the pan for 30 minutes or chill for 24 hours in the fridge. 

9. Preheat the oven to 175 degrees.

10. Bake cookies until the edges are just starting to turn golden, approx 14-17 minutes.

 

Recipe from Cookie + Kate

 

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Ginger Shortbread by Sugar Salt Magic

Posted on July 01, 2021 by Michelle Bowles | 0 Comments

Ingredients

115g unsalted butter, softened

50g caster sugar

130g plain flour

2 tbls cornflour

3 tsp ground ginger

1/3 cup finely chopped crystallized ginger

Method

1. Preheat the oven to 180C (fan forced). 

2. Line 2 baking trays with baking paper

3. Beat the flour, cornflour and ground ginger together until it looks like wet sand.

4. Add the crystalized ginger and continue to beat until combined.

5. Roll the dough between two sheets of baking paper until it is approx 8mm. 

6. Use your choice of cookie cutter to cut the dough into shapes, rounds or squares.

7. Place the cookies on the baking trays approx 2cm apart and chill for 10minutes.

8. Remove the cookies from the fridge and place in the oven for approximately 14 minutes or until the edges start turning golden.

9. Remove the cookies from the oven and let them sit for a few minutes to cool before transferring to a wire rack.

Recipe from Sugar Salt Magic

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Lemon Shortbread Cookies by Love and Lemons

Posted on June 03, 2021 by Michelle Bowles | 0 Comments

Ingredients

1/2 cup softened butter

1/3 cup cane sugar

1 medium lemon zest

1 tbls fresh lemon juice

1 tbls fresh thyme leaves, chopped

1 1/4 cups all purpose flour

1/4 tsp sea salt

Method

1. Preheat the oven to 180C

2. Line a large baking tray with baking paper

3. Cream the butter in an electric mixer.

4. Add the sugar and beat until fluffy, scraping down the sides of the bowl as required.

5. Add the lemon zest, lemon juice, and thyme. Mix again.

6. Add the flour and salt. Mix until just combined.

7. Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface and flatten into a 1" circle.

8. Wrap and chill the dough for 15-30 minutes until slightly firm.

9. Roll the dough on a lightly floured surface until about 1/2 cm thick. 

10. Use your choice of cookie cutter to cut out desired shapes. 

11. Transfer to the baking tray and bake for 10-14 minutes or until the edges are lightly browned. 

12. Transfer the cookies to a wire rack to cool. 

 

Recipe from Love and Lemons

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Gingerbread Fluffernutters by Morgan Hipworth

Posted on May 20, 2021 by Michelle Bowles | 0 Comments

Ingredients

Gingerbread

150g butter cut into cubes

150g dark brown sugar

200g molasses

1 egg

450g sifted flour (cake flour is best but all purpose flour will also work)

1tsp baking soda

1tbls grounded ginger

1tbls ground cinnamon

1tbls mixed spice

Peanut Butter Mousse

120g sifted icing sugar

210g peanut butter

60g softened butter

60ml thickened cream

Marshmallow frosting

1 cup white marshmallows

1 tbsp water

Method

Gingerbread

1. Set up the electric mixer with the paddle attachment

2. Beat the butter and brown sugar together for 2-3 minutes on medium to high speed until light and fluffy

3. Add eggs and molasses, and beat on medium speed until combined and the mixture no longer looks separated. Approximately 3-5 minutes

4. Reduce mixer speed to low and gradually add the remaining ingredients and mix until combined

5. Divide dough in half and wrap each half in plastic

6. Let stand at room temperature for at least 2 hours. If you have time it is best to let stand for 8 hours

7. Preheat oven to 180C. 

8. Roll each piece of gingerbread out on a lightly floured surface. Each piece should be approximately 3mm thick

9. Stamp out your cookies using a 6cm round cookie cutter. Take it to the next level and choose a Christmas shaped cookie cutter 

10. If you choose to use a round cookie cutter you can stamp a mini gingerbread man out of the middle of half the cookies (this will be the top) 

11. Line the baking trays with baking paper

12. Place the cookies on the trays and place into the oven. 

13. Bake for approximately 8-10 minutes or until darkened around the edges

14. Cool on trays for 5 minutes before transferring to wire racks

Peanut Butter Mousse

1. Beat the icing sugar, peanut butter and butter for 4 minutes or until light and fluffy

2. Add the cream and beat for another 1 minute

3. Transfer the mixture to a piping bag fitted with a 1cm round nozzle ready to assemble.

You can watch our Piping bag tip here

Marshmallow Frosting

1. Place the marshmallow into a microwave safe bowl and microwave on high heat for 30 seconds or until just melted

2. Stir through water and set aside

Assembly Method

1. Pipe 1-2tbls of the peanut butter mousse into each cookie base (without the gingerbread man stamped out)

2. Top with a spoonful of the marshmallow frosting

3. Add the top cookie (the one with the gingerbread man stamped) and sandwich together

 

Recipe credits Morgan Hipworth

 

 

Mini Zucchini Frittatas by Mimi Thorisson

Posted on April 29, 2021 by Michelle Bowles | 0 Comments

Ingredients

2 large zucchini - sliced in half rondelles

5 eggs

4 tbls cornstarch

2 tbls fresh lemon juice

chopped mint

150g grated cheese

2 shallots, finely chopped

2 garlic cloves, finely sliced

1/2 tsp nutmeg

2 tbls olive oil

Salt

Pepper

Method

1. Preheat oven to 180C

2. Slice zucchini in half-rondelles and finely chop garlic and shallots

3. In large frying pan heat the olive oil 

4. Fry the shallots, garlic and zucchini for a couple of minutes until slightly golden

5. In a large bowl whisk the eggs and cornstarch

6. Then add the grated cheese, nutmeg, salt and pepper

7. Finally add the zucchini mix and combine well

8. Pre grease a muffin tray

9. Pour mixture into the muffin tray, mixture should make 10 mini frittatas

10. Bake in the oven for approximately 20 minutes or until slightly golden on top

Recipe from Mimi Thorisson

 

 

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Anzac Biscuits by Bake Play Smile

Posted on April 01, 2021 by Michelle Bowles | 0 Comments

Ingredients

1 cup rolled oats

1 cup plain flour

120g brown sugar

70g desiccated coconut

1/2 tsp baking soda

125g butter

2 tbls golden syrup

Method

1. Preheat oven to 160C

2. Mix the rolled oats, flour, brown sugar and coconut in a bowl.

3. In a microwave safe bowl place butter, golden syrup and 2 tablespoons of cold water and heat for 3 minutes or until melted.

4. Stir through the baking soda. 

5. Pour the wet mixture over the oat mixture and combine well.

6. Prepare the baking trays with baking paper. 

5. Roll the mixture into balls - approximately 1 tablespoon each and place on prepared baking trays. Flatten slightly. (shape your anzac biscuits using an australian animal or the australia map for something a little different.)

6. Bake for 10-12 minutes for chewy texture of 12-15 minutes for crunchy. 

Recipe sourced from Bake Play Smile

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Orange and Thyme Shortbread by Taste.com

Posted on October 22, 2020 by Michelle Bowles | 0 Comments

Ingredients

125g softened butter

1/4 cup caster sugar

1 cup plain flour

1/4 cup rice flour

2 tsp finely grated orange rind

1/2 tsp coarsely chopped thyme

Orange Buttercream

100g softened butter

1 cup icing sugar

1 tsp finely grated orange rind

3 tsp orange juice

Method

1. Using an electric mixer beat softened butter and caster sugar in a bowl until pale and creamy. 

2. Add plain flour and rice flour, stir until dough comes together.

3. Shape into a disc. 

4. Preheat oven to 160C. 

5. Prepare 2 baking trays by lining with baking paper.

6. Place the dough on a lightly floured surface. 

7. Add the orange rind and thyme. Knead until smooth.

8. Roll dough out on a lightly floured surface to a 3mm-thick disc. 

9. Use a 4cm cookie cutter to cut your desired shape from the dough. 

10. Place on the prepared baking trays.

11. Bake for 10-15 minutes or until lightly golden. Ensure to swap the trays halfway through.

Orange Buttercream

1. To make the orange buttercream, use an electric mixer to beat the butter in a bowl until very pale. 

2. Gradually add the icing sugar, 1 tablespoon at a time, beating well after each addition.

3. Add the orange rind and juice, beating until well combined.

4. Place in a piping bag fitted with a 5mm plain nozzle. 

5. Once biscuits have cooled down, pipe the orange buttercream over half the biscuits. 

6. Top with the remaining biscuits.

 

Recipe supplied by Taste.com.au

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