White chocolate

Hot Cross Cookies



Recipe from: Donna Hay


Alterations I made were:

  • substituting the sultanas in the recipe for chocolate chips
  • using melted white chocolate for the crosses instead of icing sugar



I’ve had a cookie craving for the past week now and finally found some time today to make these. These sweet crumbly cookies have a distinctive cinnamon taste and I feel that one teaspoon of cinnamon instead of two is plenty enough. (Note that I didn’t use a piping bag, hence the uneven crosses.)


Hope you all have a Happy Easter!

Raspberry and White Chocolate Muffins




  • 2 cups plain flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 cup caster sugar
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla essence
  • 2 cups frozen raspberries
  • 1 cup roughly chopped white chocolate
  • icing sugar (for dusting)



1. Preheat oven to 180°C

2. Place flour, baking powder, sugar, egg, oil, milk and vanilla in a bowl and stir until just combined

3. Fold through the raspberries and white chocolate

4. Spoon mixture into muffin cases and bake for 20-30 minutes (or until cooked through when tested with a skewer)

5. Cool on a wire rack and dust with icing sugar to serve



Raspberries + White Chocolate = Great combination. The tanginess of the raspberries balanced out the sweetness of the white chocolate making these muffins very scrumptious.

White Chocolate Mud Cake


Ok first of all, please ignore my crappy icing. I was trying to do something fancy, but that ending up failing so i scraped everything off and hid my failure with icing sugar.



  • So I found this recipe from Exclusively Food
  • Changes I made to the recipe: decreasing the amount of white chocolate to 270g and the sugar to 1/2 a cup (this still resulted in a very sweet cake)
  • Once the mixture is poured into a baking pan, make sure you drop the pan from 10cm or so onto a counter LOTS of times to get rid all the air bubbles before baking



A quick and easy recipe that results in a delicious mud cake that will leave you wanting another slice…and another slice