Project Type: Biscuits and Slices


We first came across Speculoos (or Speculaas, Spekulatius) when we were in Northern France and Belgium earlier this year. Not only were they addictive, but the crumb was used in plenty of other dishes – from cheesecakes to Carbonnade – the Belgian… Read More

Parmesan Shortbread

Although I’m rarely tempted by sweets (despite the amount of baking that I do), I have difficulty resisting cheese and biscuits. These days, however, cheese doesn’t like me as much as I like it – although that’s getting a tad into too… Read More

Oaty Ginger Slice

This oaty ginger slice appeared in Wish You Were Here. As for the recipe itself? I can’t remember where I found it the first time – although it is a quintessential Kiwi classic. You’ll find it in bakeries all around the country – usually… Read More

Triple chocolate choc-chip cookies

These cookies come from Nigella’s “Nigella Express”. In that book, she describes them as the chocolatiest cookies you’re likely to come across. In this, as with most things flavourful, she’s absolutely right. What you need 125g dark chocolate – the good minimum… Read More

Chocolate and Cranberry Cookies

My daughter goes mad for these cookies and while I totally understand why she does, they’re such a palaver to make that I really need to be in the mood – and I’m not in that mood as often as she’d like… Read More

Ginger Biscuits

Fruit Crumble Slice

Nigel Slater wrote in his memoir toast that even a bad crumble is good. It’s a point of comfort. I’d agree with him except that one time I attempted to make a gluten-free crumble for a gluten-free guest. In the interests of… Read More