Last weekend, I had the most wonderful time away with friends at Anglesea, along the Great Ocean Road in Victoria. It was gorgeous to leave behind all my cares and chores for a couple of days, and really just do - well, nothing. We talked and watched TV and walked along the beach, and grocery shopping, cleaning, washing and vacuuming did not even enter my head. Here is a view of Roadknight Beach at Anglesea:
Isn't it stunning? The weather was just glorious on Saturday morning when we went for a walk along the beach, but turned to rain in the afternoon, so we turned to cooking TV for entertainment while the rain bucketed down outside. Bliss!
As you can imagine, plenty of eating was also done. Saturday morning was a highlight, with Sian making a bang up fry up breakfast of blueberry pancakes with honey, bacon and eggs. It was fabulous!
One of my friends, Craig, is gluten and dairy intolerant, so I brought along a couple of treats that I baked to make sure he wouldn't miss out. The first of those treats was the spice biscuits pictured at the top of this post - or the "nipple biscuits", as they became known. The recipe came from the Fisher & Paykel website here. These biscuits were very easy to make and tasty to boot - they would be particularly good at Christmas, when spice cookies are a given. I used hazelnuts on top of my biscuits instead of almonds or walnuts, hence the reason for their "nipple" moniker.
They may not look like much, but they pack a punch - the sesame seeds make these crackers crunchy and flavoursome, and don't be tempted to add more salt - the recipe contains the perfect amount of salt.
Both of these treats were delicious, whether or not you have food intolerances. I would definitely make them both again.