Cooking with the Bent Shed

Serving up the flavours

September 2019

Oz el hanout bikkies

I wanted something to show off the Oz el hanout spice mix. After poking around, I found the Dutch “Speculoos” recipe and, with some adaptations, turned it into a rather firm biscuit, excellent for dunking into hot drinks. 
It tends to trigger gingernut memories, even though the actual ginger quantity is nominal!

Photgraph of twi biscuits sitting on a pink plate

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Lemonberry meringues

A surprisingly light, flavoursome little meringue. I like making them into tiny bite-sized twists, but this recipe will work for anything up to a full pavlova base. This is a very simple and quite addictive recipe, particularly if you have a piping bag – meringue mix is remarkably versatile and pipes into a variety of shapes.

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