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Fudgy-Wudgy Chocolate Cookies



My children are my biggest baking supporters,and the best part is that I don’t always have to bake with complicated  methode or make sophisticated  looking baking product, but even the little simple thing  will do for them.  What kind of simple little things?  Mmmm…. cookies 😛

Their  (mine as well) favorite cookies are the fudgy wudgy chocolate cookies.


Fudgy-Wudgy Chocolate Cookies

Recipe Adapted from The Australian Women’s Weekly Everyday Cakes & Cookies


  • 125g butter, chopped
  • 1 1/4 cups firmly packed brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup plain flour
  • 1/4 cup self raising flour
  • 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • 1/3 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup raisin
  • 1/2 cup pistachio
  • 1/2 cup dark choc chips


  1. Preheat oven to 180′ C. Line 3 oven trays with baking paper
  2. Beat butter, sugar, egg and extract in medium bowl with electric mixer until smooth. Stir in combined sifted flours, soda and cocoa., stir in raisins, nuts and choc chips
  3. Drop rounded tablespoons of mixture onto prepares trays about 4 cm apart, press each with a fork to flatten slightly
  4. Bake cookies for 10 mins.  Stand cookies on trays for 5 mins, before transferring to wire rack to cool.



Um Ali

Um Ali actually means the mother of Ali, which Ali… we don’t know, there are millions of them, but just the thought of this woman is being so famous because of her dish, makes me dream the one day there will be a dish named after ME… LOL… enough dreaming, back to the dish!

It’s again one of my favorites (of so many favorites I’ve got 😉 ) of quick desert recipe, it’s easy but rich in flavors, in the summer you ca eat it with ice cream, in the winter just eat it eat while it’s hot.



  • 5 pcs croissants
  • 2  1/2 cups fresh milk
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 2 tbsp golden raisin
  • 1 tbsp  sliced pistachio
  • 1 tbsp sliced almond
  • 1/2 tsp cardamom
  • 1 tbsp rose water
  • 2 tbsp granulated sugar


  1. Heat  the oven 180′ C
  2. Arrange the croissants in an oven dish
  3. Pour the milk over
  4. Sprinkle raisin, pistachio, almond, cardamom, cinnamon and sugar.
  5. Baked for 8 mins or until top of the dish slightly browned
  6. Take it out of the oven, while hot pour in the rose water.