Tag Archives: homemade

Cookie Pie

For those days where rolling 20 or so individual cookies seems too arduous a task, a cookie pie may be the answer!

Pressing the whole dough into a cake tin and baking it straight away makes the path to getting diabetes more efficient.

And as it has been requested as birthday cakes this year by my nearest and dearest, I give full permission to also call it a cookie cake. Whichever name you use, I'm sure it will go down a treat!

Terribly satisfying, and also hugely indulgent, a slice of warm cookie pie served with a scoop of vanilla ice cream can satisfy the sweetest of cravings for all things comforting.

Advertisements

American Campfire meets French Pastries

Being a kiwi, the idea of an American campfire with smores, is the stuff of childhood dreams (fuelled by television's portrayal of what Americans ideally do).

So every winter, out would come the skewers and the marshmallows, and as we carefully held our safe end of the stick the marshmallow slowly roasted in the fireplace. Many a cold winter's night was spent toasting the outer layer of these sugary delights, and my goodness were the Americans onto something great!

The crispy caramelisation and burnt bits, combined with the gooey molten centre is what I wanted to recreate from Adriano Zumbo's recipe for Toasted Marshmallow Macarons.

I toasted a tray of marshmallows in the oven on grill, and let the sweltering heat emulate a fireplace, (that my current flat does not have). Out came a giant cloud of toasted marshmallow mass. This was whipped into a healthy amount of creamed butter in addition to creme patissiere – as if this recipe couldn't get any better 😍 this is then piped between two French Macarons and left to mature in the fridge overnight.

I know I said in a previous post that English Coconut Macaroons are my favourite out of these two cousins, but this filling may just tip the scale 😉

Until next time,
Happy baking (and eating!)

Chocolate Chip Cookies

 

Is there anything more synonymous with the simple pleasure of home baking, than the humble chocolate chip cookie?

For some, it is their entry into the sugary scented baking world, where they experience the unadulterated wonder of the chocolate chips still in it’s melted and gooey state, ready to be savoured and devoured in a matter of seconds.

Speckled and dotted with little nuggets of chocolate that each burst at their seams with melted goodness; Chocolate chips is where it’s at for comforting food that never fails to perfectly decorate brown sugar cookie dough.