Sunday, 11 May 2014

The Best Chocolate Chip Cookies

The champion of all cookies and biscuits....the chocolate chip cookie. And the champion of all chocolate chip recipes, is this recipe of course! This recipe was handed down to my mum, from her Aunty Jane, and stolen from my mum, by me. This recipe is amazing,it never fails, and i always make these, whenever i have to bake something for school.

The half and half, dark chocolate to milk is perfectly balanced, and all works for all ages including sweet toothed teenagers(many have asked to eat the whole box). Its crunchy on the outside, and soft and chewy on the inside. They are just so good I'm craving them right now, and its making me depressed that i don't have any or any time to make them! Also this mixture is egg free, which means the whole raw mixture bowl is demolishable in one go; Don't say i didn't warn you.
For variations, which i don't recommenced, as this mixture is perfect on its own! Try using all dark chocolate, all milk, or even try white chocolate if you like sweet things. To make them triple chocolate chip cookies, replace some of the flour with cocoa powder.

Ingredients- makes about 30

230g butter
1/2 cup sugar
2 cup flour
1 tsp baking powder
2 T condensed milk
100g dark chocolate
100g milk chocolate

1. preheat oven to 180°c
2. beat butter and sugar together
3. add condensed milk,beat
4. mix in dry ingredients
5. mix in the chopped up chocolate
6. roll into balls (i use about a teaspoon of mixture)
7. flatten with floured fork
8. bake for 14-15 mins or until golden
9. cool, then eat. duh!

Monday, 5 May 2014

Tomato and Mozzarella Tart

The weather is getting warmer and dryer, and that means only one thing, more picnics! Delicious finger food: sandwiches, sausage rolls and carrots dipped in hummus(the best healthy but, tasty snack ever)!
For these i used small cherry tomatoes, as that is what i had on hand, and i find they have better flavour, but feel free to use big tomatoes.Also, feel free to make one large tart, if you have a big party or garden party coming up.
Also feel free to switch up the toppings ,to what ever you like, just make sure it doesn't contain to much liquid, because it might make the pastry soggy. I have made leek and blue cheese, and beetroot and feta, before, but, tomato, mozzarella and basil is the best. I did have a recipe for this, but can't seem to find it so will give approximate details, and let me know, if anything is really wrong with the recipe.


1 sheet of pre-rolled puff pastry
1 egg, beaten
50g Parmesan
tomatoes, sliced
pesto or fresh basil

1. preheat oven to 180°c
2.cut the sheet of puff pastry into 8
3. lay the pastry out on a baking tray,score around the edges to create a border
4.paint with beaten egg
5. scatter the parmesan over the pastry
6. lay the tomato slices on top, making sure you don't lat it on the border
7.bake in the oven until golden and base is cooked
8. scatter pesto/basil and mozzarella
9. serve hot or cold.