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Halloween Recipe by Kirsten Tibballs: Spider Peanut Cookies

Halloween Recipe!

Kirsten Tibballs, who Masterchef proclaims ‘the queen of chocolate’, is one of Australia’s most celebrated and internationally respected pastry chefs and chocolatiers. Kristen is Pastry Chef and Director of Savour Chocolate and Patisserie School in Melbourne and is generously sharing several of her Halloween recipes with Gourmet News readers over coming days.

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spider cookie (4 of 5)

Spider Peanut Cookies

(Peanut Butter Cookies)

Makes: 30-35 cookies

240g unsalted butter

80g caster sugar

300g brown sugar

2   whole eggs

1 tsp vanilla bean paste

130g crunchy peanut butter

400g plain flour

1 tsp baking powder

200g Callebaut milk chocolate chips

Preheat the oven to 170˚C. Mix the butter, caster sugar and brown sugar together in the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment until the butter is fully incorporated. Add the eggs, vanilla and peanut butter and continue mixing. Sieve the flour and baking powder together into a bowl. Add the sieved dry ingredients to the mixture and lastly add the chopped chocolate chips. Remove from the stand mixer.

For each cookie, weigh out 40g of the dough and roll into balls. Place each ball onto a baking tray lined with baking paper, leaving space between each cookie to allow for spreading. Lightly press down on each ball. Bake at 170 ˚C for 10 minutes.

Remove the cookies from the oven and using a teaspoon, make a small dent in the middle of each cookie while they’re still warm. This will allow the spider to sit on top of the cookie. Cool the cookies at room temperature.

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Recipe & Images Courtesy of Kirsten Tibballs/Evil Twin PR

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Tea Lovers Rejoice!

Sydney Tea Festival Serves Up the Best Sunday 20th August

The ultimate celebration of speciality loose leaf tea, the Sydney Tea Festival will sweep the city this Sunday 20th August. Discover, experience and connect with speciality teas from Australia and beyond.

Returning to Carriageworks, the one-day event will feature a new do-it-yourself tea blending station, and an interactive tea ceremony performance, together with a fresh program of workshops and talks hosted by leading industry experts.

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THE TEA MARKET

Festival-goers can wander the tea market and taste a huge range of speciality loose teas and tisanes including premium, single origin, organic and rare teas; healthy herbal blends, chocolate, chai, and iced teas; and a range of locally grown and globally sourced teas.

Tasting tea will be a breeze with the festival’s signature porcelain cup appearing again. Valued at $5 and included in every adult ticket, this cup will allow visitors to taste their way through the day.

In addition, food on offer will cater to those seeking both sweet and savoury bites, with a range of food purveyors and trucks boasting global cuisine and tea inspired creations.

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Also on the day, visitors can participate in the ‘Tea with a Stranger’ tea ceremony performance, hosted by members of Ueda Sōko Ryū Australia. Festival co-founder, Corinne Smith, describes the interactive experience as a way of facilitating deep connection, openness and communication.

“Tea with a Stranger encourages people to leave their digital self behind and step into the vulnerability of face-to-face human connection facilitated by the sharing of tea,” Smith said.

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DETAILS

Date & Time: Sunday 20 August 2017 9.00am – 4.00pm

Location:       Carriageworks, 245 Wilson Street, Eveleigh

Cost:                Pre-sale adult entry $15.50 (including all fees and charges)

                          Door-sale entry $20.00 (plus credit card processing fees)

                           Workshop tickets $48.00 and Talks $15 (including all fees and charges)

                           Kids Under 12 Free

                          All tickets include a festival tasting up (valued at $5)

Visit:               http://www.sydneyteafestival.com.au/

Social media:

Facebook: www.facebook.com/sydneyteafestival/

Instagram: www.instagram.com/sydneyteafestival/

Twitter:       https://twitter.com/teafestivalsaus

Youtube:    https://www.youtube.com/user/sydneyteafestival

Information & Images Courtesy of Nicole Warwick – Liquid Ideas/Renee Creer – Tea Festivals Australia – Photographer: Alana Dimou

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Let Your Gluten Free Cravings Run Wild This Weekend!

SYDNEY GLUTEN FREE EXPO

Saturday 5th & Sunday 6th August

9:00am – 4:00pm daily

ROSEHILL GARDENS

**Family Friendly/Free Parking/Kids Activities

www.glutenfreeexpo.com.au

The biggest collection of Gluten Free food providers, gluten free food trucks, experts and celebrity chefs will gather at Rosehill Gardens on August 5th and 6th for the Gluten Free Expo. 

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This event is $18 entry and there’s a goodie bag for the first 2500 people through the door each day!

The Expo offers a great opportunity to discover, taste and buy everything that’s new in gluten free foods as well as pick up a bargain with many show specials.

With gluten free beer and burgers to granola and delicious pasta options, there will be options for every gluten-free craving. 

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There will be cooking demonstrations on the Coles stage and a dedicated education stage where visitors to the Expo can find out what’s new, with expert dietitians and medical practitioners sharing the latest developments in diet, coeliac disease management and research.

There will also be a number of chefs on the Coles stage, including Masterchef contestants, cooking up some delicious gluten-free dishes. 

Information & Images Courtesy of Gluten Free Expo

Follow: @glutenfreeexpoau

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