Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe

No self respecting baker can get by without a great choc chip cookie recipe. This is my Chocolate Chip Cookie recipe adapted from one on the back of the flour sack!! I added extra egg to make it a bit softer and I only use butter.

Chocolate Chip Cookies

Chocolate Chip Cookies

Butter has the flavour that I like in my baked goods.


This is my basic chocolate chip cookie dough.


1 ½ cups butter, softened

1 ¼ cups granulated sugar

1 ¼ quarter cups packed brown sugar

1 tablespoon vanilla

3 eggs

4 cups all purpose flour

1 ½ teaspoons baking soda

½ teaspoon salt

3 cups semi sweet chocolate chips


1. Heat oven to 375 F.

2. In a large bowl, beat butter, sugars, vanilla, and eggs on medium speed or with spoon until light and fluffy.

3. Stir in flour, baking soda and salt. Dough will be stiff. Stir in chocolate chips.

4. On ungreased cookie sheet, drop dough by tablespoonsful, or small ice cream scoop, 2 inches apart.

5. Flatten slightly.

6. Bake 12 minutes or until light brown.

Cool 1 to 2 minutes, then remove from baking sheet to cooling rack.

Makes about 6 dozen cookies. These cookies have been dipped in my chocolate dip mix.

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Baking tips and tricks.

This evening Lauren helped me out by typing out a list of Baking tips and tricks. She did an awesome job! Thanks girl!

The 2 Pages of Tips and Tricks are at

Bread and Pie Tips

Cakes and Cookie Tips

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Homemade Banana Cake

Homemade banana cake is a great recipe to add to your baking routine. Its sweet and fruity and full of so many flavors. Banana cake is also similar to banana nut bread, banana loaf, and many more variations.

When I make homemade banana cake I am aiming to have a moist banana cake with a subtle flavor. There are many recipes around that have plenty of the right characteristics.

This is an easy banana cake that should have the family begging for more. This banana cake is certainly more cake than banana bread. It really is a different texture.

Here is one that is a favorite.

Homemade Banana Cake Recipe


2 Cup All purpose Flour
1 tsp Baking Powder
1 tsp Baking Soda
1 tsp Salt
1 1/2 Cup Sugar
3 Egg Whites
1/2 Cup butter (1 Stick)
1 Cup Mashed Bananas (the riper the better)
3 Egg yolks
2 tsp Vanilla
1/4 Cup buttermilk
1/2 Cup Chopped Pecans or Walnuts


Beat egg whites until stiff. Continue beating while adding 3 tablespoons of the sugar. Set aside. Sift flour, baking, powder, baking soda and salt. Cream butter well and gradually add rest of the sugar. Add Bananas and beat for 1 minute at medium speed. Add egg yolks one at a time. Add Vanilla. Add flour mixture and buttermilk, a little of each at a time.  Add chopped nuts and fold in beaten egg whites.

Bake in 3 9 inch cake pans at 350F for about 30 minutes. Allow to cool on a rack and stack with the frosting.

Banana frosting

1 small box of Confectioners Sugar
1 1 banana mashed
1/2 stick butter
1/2 Cup Chopped Pecans or walnuts.

Cream butter. Add sugar and banana, and pecans. If too thick add a little cream

Layer cake with Banana frosting.


So thats it for today, enjoy making your very own easy Homemade Banana Cake.

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Bacon and Cheese Bread Braid – Video

Bacon and Cheese Bread

A how to video by the Aussie Bread Man.
Here is the recipe for Bacon and Cheddar Bread.

Short version of the Bacon and Cheddar Loaf

Long version of the video. This has more details about the baking process

375F is 190C

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Facebook Page

Jalapeno and Cheese Bread

Happy Jalapeno and Cheese Bread

My Baked Goods Facebook Page is where I will often upload pictures of loaves and dough. Today I uploaded the loaves that we have made this week. My daughters love to help and offer suggestions about how we can make the loaves “pretty”. Personally I like the loaves to look pretty but primarily I like a good tasting loaf.

The Baked Goods Facebook Page  has less than 100 Likes and I am trying to promote the page and get it up to 100 at least. Can anyone help?? Thanks I knew you could. Just visit the  Baked Goods Facebook Page  and LIKE it. Then Share it with your friends. Give them the opportunity too.

Don’t forget that my eBooks are available for FREE download by signing up for my email list. Its simple and its at the top on the right side of the page here.


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Baked from Scratch Cookie Book is Complete

The Baked From Scratch Cookie edition is now available.

Subscribe to my email list and you will receive the Bread Edition first and then a couple of weeks later you will receive the link for the Download of the Cookie Edition.

Win win for you!

Enjoy the Cookies and the Bread.


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Protected: Baked From Scratch eBook – Download – Cookies

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Second mistake for the week.

Today I was told by a reader that there was no HONEY in the Honey Oat recipe! LOL After all this time and all the times that I read and re-read the Baked from Scratch – Bread book we find a missing ingredient.
Thanks to Linda for pointing it out via Jim! Awesome!

If anyone ever sees an error please email me. My mother does. 😉

Anyway that’s the news today. I am now off to edit the eBook again! LOL



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Aussie Damper Recipe

Damper Recipe

An Aussie bread that has become known around the world is the Damper. Originally a bread made using the simplest of ingredients, damper has evolved to be a more gourmet bread while still maintaining simplicity.

Here is a modern damper recipe:


3 cups flour, self-raising
1/4 teaspoon salt
6 fl oz milk
1 teaspoon sugar
1/3 cup butter
extra flour if required


1. Mix flour, salt and sugar in a mixing bowl
2. Mix butter into the dry ingredients with your hands
3. Add milk slowly, mix to a soft dough
4. Knead on a floured board. Place rounded dough ball into a floured cake pan. Score with a knife the top
5. Bake in a preheated oven at 375° F for 30 – 40 minutes.

After baking turn out onto a cooling rack for 15 minutes before slicing.

Eat with butter, syrup, honey, jelly etc.


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eBook Gift and Contact page

Well today has been an exciting day in many ways. (Some people say it doesn’t take much to get you excited Eric!)

Firstly, I got the eBook Baked from Scratch – Bread integrated into the email subscription as the free Gift for subscribing. I hope that it helps to encourage people to join our list and also encourages more people to BAKE. This took quite a while and I am sure it will be worth it.

Secondly, I ran into Jason at the store this afternoon. Jason is the person that inspired my Honey Oat Bread recipe. Read about it in the eBook Baked from Scratch – Bread.

Thirdly, I put a Contact page on this site and I hope that people will either email me or join our Facebook group

Wow!  Big day for the Aussie Bread Man.



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