Hi! I’m Werona. Welcome to Cookies or Biscuits!
I adore food, and sweetness is my downfall. I love to spend time in my kitchen, trying out new recipes or baking old favorites. In my spare time I spend time with my family, take photographs, garden and scour through second-hand books shops. You would laugh if you saw the excitement I get from finding old cookbooks at those bookstores.
I am an Australian, who has lived in America since 2001. You will need to excuse me if I sometimes throw in a strange word now and then. My best friend graciously walked me through the “American” wording for many cooking implements recently. For 12 years I had been blissfully unaware that Americans call baking pans “pans” and not “tins”. These word differences are where the name of this blog comes from. In Australia, we use the word “biscuit” instead of “cookies”. Cookies or Biscuits? They are the same to me – but many of you image two different things.
When we first moved to America, I struggled with dealing with new ingredients, a new measuring system and new baking pan sizes. Some of my favorite foods were unavailable and suddenly I was faced with the choice of not eating them or learning how to make them from scratch. There were also recipes that needed to be adjusted slightly to account for differences in measurements. (Did you know that an Australian and English tablespoon hold 20ml while an American is 15ml?). I want to share these recipes with you, so that you can have a little taste of Australia in America. I will also share some of my family favorites (which have a distinct English feel about them) and some new dishes I have discovered since moving to America.
My husband is unable to eat gluten, so many of my recipes are made from Gluten Free flours. I mainly use Namaste Perfect Flour Blend or Orgran Self Rising flour.
Come join the journey with me – and try some new recipes. You might find a new favorite too!