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Cooking - NZ & French Style...

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When I got up this morning I decided that today would be my baking day.

Mr FF as you know, has a bit of a sweet tooth and loves biscuits. I emailed my sister in NZ and asked her for the recipe for Sante biscuits, which my Nana used to make for us when we were small.

They are very yummy and come complete with piece of chocolate on top.

Sante Biscuits Recipe


230g butter
1/2 cup sugar
2 cups flour
1 tsp instant coffee powder
1 tsp vanilla essence
2 tsp baking powder
Chocolate for the top ( I used dark cooking chocolate)

1. Cream the butter, sugar, vanilla essence and coffee powder.

2. Add baking powder and flour. Beat until mixed.

3. Line a baking tray with baking paper.

4. Roll into balls and press with a fork. Top with a piece of chocolate.

5. Bake at 150 C for 20 minutes.

Lately I have been making biscuits using cutters and this recipe requires you to roll the mixture into balls then press with a fork but the balls that I made were a little on the large side hence I only made 12 biscuits and ended up eating more chocolate than I used on the biscuits.......

I then made Quiche Lorraine for Mr FF's lunch tomorrow.

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The pressure is on as Mr FF loves to show off what is in his lunchbox and he has been raving about a cake that the client's wife made and keeps saying what a good cook she is!

I am supposed to be sorting through those boxes so had better get back to it.

A bientot,

L x


  1. They look delicious! I am going to add them to my list for sure!

  2. Those biscuits look delish, bet my boys would demolish them in a second! Thanks for sharing the recipe :)


  3. Wow! This post was tough for me today...on a diet! But I am keeping those recipes and will use them when I can. Thanks!

  4. Oh those biscuits!!! And my Henri adores anything with bacon and eggs ...I don't believe I have ever made him a quiche...and now I'm thinking, why not? What a treat for Mr. FF to enjoy and I can only imagine just how many more treats are in store in your new kitchen! --Lili

  5. Yummmm, what wonderful biscuits..and imagine, quiche in a lunchbox. Something for co-workers to truly admire.

  6. Thanks for the recipes. Those biscuits look so delicious. And the quiche! See, "real men do eat quiche!" --Delores

  7. I am adding those biscuits to my list! They sound delish!

  8. Aloha, I love family recipes...they are the best!!;)
    Aloha wishes from across the sea

  9. Mr FF is a lucky guy! I'll have to try these!!!Maryanne :)

  10. i love childhood recipes. thanks for sharing, that quiche looks amazing!
    bon appetite!

  11. I adore quiches and your biscuits...look delicious!

  12. It looks so yummy, I wish I enjoyed baking :o(
    Might get out my Edmonds Recipe book and see if there's a really easy recipe in there for me.

  13. Family recipes are the best and your biscuits look fabulous Leeann... Love it that Mr FF wants to show off what's in his lunchbox to colleagues (ooops that doesn't read all that well ;-) - but you know what I mean!)
    S x

  14. Hmm - pop over to Aussie and you can churn out some lamingtons and iced vovos as they're always great for presentation ;-) Now - about all that butter ...

  15. This all looks delicious. I'm going to try the biscuits. Looks like something my husband would love. Hope you are well. Love your blog.

  16. Ms. Chair Up reminded me that I've got an Edmonds Cookery Book somewhere - what a blast from the past, Paua Fritters et al. I reckon Mr. FF will soon be replacing his brave (& somewhat misguided) compliments for that Other Woman's cooking to his very own Plus Précieux Chère!
    Millie ^_^


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