Category Icing and Glaze

Kingston Biscuits | Close Encounters of the Cooking Kind

Kingston Biscuits (Australian Biscuit Series Part 5)

An oat, coconut and golden syrup sandwich biscuit (cookie) full of chocolate cream. Reminiscent of an Anzac biscuit, it makes a quick, easy and satisfying snack. This is a scheduled post as I’m currently off gallivanting around Morocco! I’ll be back soon, but in the meantime, enjoy these Kingston Biscuits! So I’m in Morocco! This […]

Chocolate Orange Bundt Cake | Close Encounters of the Cooking Kind

Chocolate Orange Bundt Cake

A moist chocolate orange bundt cake topped with an orange-infused chocolate ganache. Great for an afternoon snack or to serve for dessert at a dinner party. It’s a versatile cake that is sure to please. Oh hiiii there! Sorry for the unexplained hiatus last week. It was not intentional, but it was much needed. My hay fever […]

Carrot Cake | Close Encounters of the Cooking Kind

Carrot Cake

A moist, tender double-decker carrot cake, lightly spiced and full of juicy sultanas. Covered in a cream cheese frosting and topped with Easter eggs, it’s the perfect dessert to serve this Spring (or any time of year, really!). I have made this carrot cake three times in the last month or so. Each time, the […]

Mint Slice Biscuits | Close Encounters of the Cooking Kind

Mint Slice Biscuits (Australian Biscuit Series Part 2)

And just like that, our little Australian holiday is over and we’re back in the real world. Booo! This week is not even close to over, but boy has it been hard. On top of the cold weather (goodbye 25°C+ Sydney weather) and being back at work, I’m also struggling with a nasty case of […]

Gingerbread Christmas Tree | Close Encounters of the Cooking Kind

Gingerbread Christmas Tree

Before I start this post, I want to apologise to my Dad. Dad, I know that this is fifth sweet recipe I’ve posted in a row. I know you like to see a balance here, but I’m sorry to tell you that the next few posts will also contain sweet recipes. It’s just the way […]

Honey Jumble Biscuits | Close Encounters of the Cooking Kind

Honey Jumble Biscuits (Australian Biscuit Series Part 1)

I’m really excited to bring you this recipe today. It’s the first post in a new series called Australian Biscuits. It was originally going to run over the next few weeks and consist of four or five recipes for iconic Australian biscuits (cookies). With Christmas coming, I’ve got a bunch of festive recipes that I’ve just GOT to share with you […]

Piñata Cake | Close Encounters of the Cooking Kind

Piñata Cake

So. Tomorrow is Close Encounters of the Cooking Kind’s first birthday! Wow! I can’t believe how quickly the last year has gone. There have definitely been times where I’ve been a bit over it all, but there have been many, many more times where I’ve really, truly enjoyed the whole thing and couldn’t imagine my life […]