I love what food means to families and the bonds it creates, the moments shared and the memories forever made.” It’s also interesting how certain recipes and adaptations to traditional meals are passed down from mother-to-child. Whenever my husband and I make pumpkin soup, he adds his mum’s secret ingredient – a green apple. It was something I thought to be strange before I tried it, but it brings a unique sweetness to the dish and now I wouldn’t make it any other way. I love what food means to families and the bonds it creates, the moments shared and the memories forever made.

Mum’s chocolate chip cookies

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup caster sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 175g butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla essence
  • 1 egg
  • 3/4 cup plain flour
  • 3/4 cup self raising flour
  • 1 1/2 cup chocolate chips

Method

  • Preheat the oven to 180ºC and line two baking trays with baking paper.
  • Place sugars and butter into a mixing bowl and mix until creamy. Add vanilla and egg and mix again until well combined.
  • Sift the flours into the mix and stir using a wooden spoon, then stir in the chocolate chips until all of the ingredients are well combined.
  • Place teaspoons of the mixture onto the baking tray and bake for about 15 minutes. Cool on the tray for five minutes before putting them on a wire cooling rack.
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