Matcha Madeleines

These delicate little French pastries have an added oriental twist with the addition of Japanese Matcha tea powder. Luckily I can easily find this tea at the nearby “Parliamo del The'” tea shop just down the street where I live. They are so easy to make if you have the shell shaped madeleine tins otherwise you could also use small cupcake pans. Continue reading

Sicilian Taralli Cookies

These delicious Sicilian Taralli are actually a lot easier than they look. The very simple dough is rolled by hand and twisted into these little wreaths. They result in a very light and barely sweet cookie. If you wish you can glaze them with a lemon glaze or just dust them with powdered sugar. This is a recipe I keep going back to – so it must be good! Continue reading

Apple Pie Cookies

Who wouldn’t like apple pie in this moment, an all American but by now international comfort food? Well here’s an easier alternative with all the ingredients and flavours of apple pie rolled into one cookie. This is a soft cookie with a slightly crunchy exterior and filled with delicious chunks of fresh apple. Great for breakfast or a snack. If you want extra crunch add chopped walnuts or pecans. Continue reading

Slice-and-Bake Lavender Oatmeal Breakfast Cookies

Just a touch of lavender flowers in these oatmeal breakfast cookies can make a difference in taste from boring to intriguing. These slice-and-bake cookies are also a snap to make. Their crispy and tender texture practically make them melt in your mouth. Great to have on hand for a quick breakfast or energising snack. Continue reading