Earlier in October I read OUTBACK DREAMS by Rachael Johns ... loved this rural romance set in Australia and drooled over Faith's baked goodies.
I made a promise to share, if I got my hands on the recipe for Faith's famous Custard and White Chocolate Cookies so here it is ... the recipe that is, not the biscuits.
"Anyway, right now my stomach is crying neglect. Do you have any of your famous custard and white choc-chip cookies in that esky?"
"I can't believe you're hungry already. We've barely been on the road half an hour." But she was already unclicking her seatbelt. "Pull over."
While faith retrieved the snacks, Monty drummed his fingers on the steering wheel and brainstormed safe topics of conversation. He'd never had to think about such things with Faith before; come to think of it, he'd never had to with any woman.
She returned moments later with a large Tupperware container and as she peeled back the lid, the familiar aroma filled the cab.
Faith's Custard & White Chocolate
Cookies Biscuits ;)
140g butter, softened
175g caster sugar
½ tsp vanilla extract
225g self-raising flour
85g custard powder
85g white chocolate chips (I doubled that)
Heat oven to 180C/160C fan forced (that's 356/320 for US peeps)
- Line two baking trays with baking paper
- Cream the butter and sugar in mixer until light and fluffy
- Add lightly whisked egg and vanilla and mix well.
- Sift in the flour and custard powder and mix until a dough is formed
- Throw in the choc chips and work together by hand
- Form the dough into small balls, place them on the baking tray and press down lightly. Be sure to leave a gap because they spread.
- Bake for 10-15 mins until golden. Remove and cool on a wire rack (mine took 10mins)
- Try not to scoff the whole batch in one go! (Rachael Johns you are so right lol)
Ok go bake your own ... they're YUM I promise :)
and now I have another sweet treat for you ...
2 copies of OUTBACK DREAMS thanks to Harlequin Aust - print copy Aus/NZ & eBook copy International. Just tell me your favourite cookie/biscuit and I'll put you in the draw.
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Synopsis:Faith and Monty are both looking for love...but they’re looking in the wrong direction.
Faith Forrester is at a crossroads. Single, thirty and living on a farm in a small Western Australian town, she’s sick of being treated like a kitchen slave by her brother and father. Ten years ago, her mother died of breast cancer, and Faith has been treading water ever since. She wants to get her hands dirty on the family farm. She wants to prove to herself that she’s done something worthwhile with her life. And she wants to find a man...
For as long as he can remember, Daniel ‘Monty’ Montgomery has been Faith’s best friend. When he was ten, his parents sold the family property and moved to Perth, and ever since, Monty’s dreamed of having his own farm. So for the last ten years, he’s been back on the land, working odd jobs and saving every dollar to put toward his dream. Now he finally has the deposit. But there’s still something missing...
So when Faith embarks on a mission to raise money for a charity close to her heart, and Monty’s dream property comes on the market, things seem like they are falling into place for them both. Until a drunken night out ends with them sleeping together. Suddenly, the best friends are faced with a new load of challenges...
Monty and Faith are both ready to find a life partner and settle down, but have they both been looking in all the wrong places?
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