Italian Fig Cookies – Cuccidati

Italian Fig Cookies – Cuccidati

Baking cookies at this time of the year seems to be a worldwide event. These Italian Fig Cookies know as Cuccidati are appropriately festive with a snowy white glaze and colored sprinkles. Take a bite and you know it’s Christmas time. Italian Fig Cookies are...
Merry Christmas and a festive Stollen

Merry Christmas and a festive Stollen

  I can hear the kookaburras calling outside my window and the Torres Strait pigeon in the mango tree as dusk settles here after a hot and humid Christmas eve. It’s not what many would consider typically Christmasy but to us, it is. Today I baked and...
Lebkuchen is one of the great Christmas cookies

Lebkuchen is one of the great Christmas cookies

Lebkuchen is a spicy German cookie synonymous with Christmas. Soft in the centre and slightly crunchy on the edges, fragrant with spices and sticky molasses. What this cookies lack in looks it makes up for in flavour and like all good things, improves with age!...
The Norweign Dessert Cone – Krumkake

The Norweign Dessert Cone – Krumkake

This week as we race towards Christmas day I find that I’m baking lots of recipes from this wonderful cookbook by Greg Patent¬†like these delicious Krumkake. In Montana where Greg lives, the snow is softly falling and the vista is picture perfect. Quite unlike...
Hazelnut Christmas Cookies

Hazelnut Christmas Cookies

These unusual hazelnut cookies (or biscuits) are a German specialty called Nussplätzchen which have a thin base topped with mound of hazelnut marzipan. The topping is soft and chewy when first baked but hardens and becomes crunchy in a matter of days. As with much...