Hazelnut Dulcey Protein Bombs

By the gods, it’s been a while between drinks blog posts cookies … So, my oven is still technically kaput.  But lately, I’ve had the most awesome good luck in bypassing its worst foibles.  Stuff like random changes in temperature of the kind that some would attribute to supernatural causes but the scientifically minded (such…

Baci di Dama

Baci di Dama are a classic Northern Italian biscuit, and one of my favourites.  The classic combination of chocolate and hazelnuts is truly hard to beat and one of my favourite things of all time.  Anyone familiar with this blog will be well aware of this, with so many posts devoted to this flavour combination. …

Chocolate Honeycomb Cookies

The thing about baking rich, decadent chocolate chunk cookies is not whether or not you can stop at one, when eating them.  It is really a question of whether or not you can refrain from eating the cookie dough, before you have even put them into the oven to bake.  I wonder if this is…

ANZAC Protein Bars

Well, this is unprecedented in recent history … I am posting a recipe before I’m good and ready to do so. [EDIT: I was never going to be ready.  The photos and macros have been included as of 25 April 2013.  Quite appropriate really.] But this is a special case.  Tomorrow is ANZAC Day and…

Double Strawberry Macarons … au naturale

Me: Hey, I’ve got these leftover egg whites.  What … ? My father: Macarons! I got no further with my question.  I made macarons.  Strictly speaking, these strawberry beauties are the second batch after reaching this “consensus”.  But more on that other batch another time 🙂 I’m still no big fan of eating macarons although…

Salted Brown Butter Shortbreads

I solemnly swear I am up to no good … This weekend I was supposed to make some healthy snacks for the coming week.  Except a voice kept popping up in my head whispering salted caramel … browned butter … cookieeeees.   Well, that was never going to end up in me making healthy snacks, was…

Zaeti … Venetian Polenta Biscottini

My favourite city in the world is Venezia.  I love her air of mystery, uniqueness, her astonishingly beautiful art, culture and history, and always that lingering sense of an undiscovered dark side to La Serenissma that you’ve just missed by turning a corner.   No wonder Carnevale masks are a symbol of the city.  The freedom…