Christmas, Dessert, Sauces

Old-Fashioned Chocolate Sauce

As far as Christmas goes, I still think home-made gifts are the best. None of us really has a fortune to spend on gifts and to be honest, are they truly appreciated? You might say that home-made presents may not be appreciated either, but for me, personally, I would far prefer something that someone has taken the… Continue reading Old-Fashioned Chocolate Sauce

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Butterscotch self-saucing Pudding

Father's Day in New Zealand is in September - today in fact. Unlike the rest of the world who celebrate in June, we get to wait until Spring to spoil the fathers in our lives...or they get to wait, not sure, but today looks like it's going to be a gloriously fresh Spring day. I… Continue reading Butterscotch self-saucing Pudding

Biscuits / Cookies

ANZAC Biscuits

Today is ANZAC Day - a very special day in both New Zealand and Australia, where soldiers who have given their lives in the armed forces are remembered and celebrated. ANZAC stands for Australian and New Zealand Army Corps and dates back to the First World War (1914 - 1918), and is strongly linked to the… Continue reading ANZAC Biscuits

Biscuits / Cookies

Crunchies

Dilemmas. We all have them, none of us really enjoy them, so who needs them? Not me...I have a dilemma on my hands and am trying to think wisely and not be a Worry Wort before I have to make a decision.  But I'm a planner. And planners plan. I like to have A Plan.… Continue reading Crunchies

Fudge, Slices, Sweet

Caramel and White Chocolate Fudge

Fudge can be a tricky treat as you're working with sugar and sugar is not always a willing participant. Sugar needs to reach a very high temperature before it caramelises, but the trickiness is that it can seize/crystalise) and if this happens, I've been known to empty out the pot into the bin and start… Continue reading Caramel and White Chocolate Fudge