Category: Biscuits & Cookies

  It is time for Cookie Swap 4 on the 2nd of August! The 4th one held to date and the 2nd national one. The event involves a whole lot of ¬†home made cookies but there is also a fundraising element to the day. Bakers and participants are given an opportunity to mingle and relax (and naturally share cookies and recipes) and the event is used to raise awareness about an organisation doing good work, and some cash for them…

This weekend saw the 3rd Cookie Swap in Cape Town. It was also the first time that it was held at a national level with swaps held in Johannesburg and Durban. It was a wonderful afternoon of sampling, swapping cookies and getting a recipe or two. Most important was the charity portion of the afternoon where the aim was to raise funds for the Khayelitsha Cookie Company for much-needed equipment.

  Last weekend was the 2nd annual Cape Town Cookie Swap. I don’t really have favourite cookie recipes so take the opportunity to page through all my cookbooks and to choose a new recipe to make. Katie Caldesi wrote a wonderful Italian cookery book called The Italian Cookery Course. The book is beautiful, interesting, easy to understand and covers the Italian culinary map. I decided to make the Orange and Pistachio Cantuccini in the book and replaced the orange peel…

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