Bright sanding sugars, gold pearls, and a killer sugar cookie recipe create a festive Mardi Gras Masquerade Sugar Cookie perfect for celebrating Carnival. The 2015 Carnival season comes to a close next week as Fat Tuesday sends Mardi Gras out with a bang. If you haven’t had a chance to celebrate this year, these Mardi... Read More »
It has been my dream to create a brownie recipe. For as long as I can remember, they’ve been my favourite chocolatey treat. I’ve tried numerous, countless attempts now to create my own brownie recipe, but somehow it’s still not quite there. However, amongst my attempts to create one, I’ve managed to create some great alternative recipes. Most of them have been more like fondant puddings or sponges, but delicious nonetheless. During my latest attempt to create a brownie recipe, I ended up making something worthy of becoming its own creation.
The Edmonds Cookery Book has been a New Zealand institution for four generations. My mother, my grandmother and my great grandmother before me all used this recipe book that has remained in New Zealand kitchens as a timeless classic and surely one of the most successful branding exercises in NZ history! (Edmonds, for those who are non-NewZealanders is a baking brand, originally comprising baking powder only but now a large number of baking products.) Gone are the days when a couple announcing their engagement received their free copy, but we still buy this cookbook in droves making it the best selling book ever published in New Zealand.