The season of comfort foods and holiday treats is finally upon us. Though it has been unseasonably warm here in Australia of late – it doesn’t mean that I can’t bring the first taste of the spirit and warmth of Christmas to my kitchen. So this recipe for Star Anise Spiced Dark Chocolate Sables is just one of the first inspired by the upcoming holiday season that I plan on sharing.
My most recent and vivid memory of the best scone I had eaten took place just last week – whilst sharing a traditional Devonshire High Tea with my mother at this darling English tea house. Enjoying warm scones (served with plenty of berry jam and whipped cream) on a chilly ice cold day. Together, we were just in the moment – laughing, sharing and relishing in each other’s company. Nothing would faze us.
Sometimes we all need chocolate. And butter. Sugar too. Right now, I’m in the midst of final law exams, which have completely occupied all my time, emotion and mind. Oh for dreams of free time baking and cookbook reading! …I just can’t wait to dive back in and spend hours and hours in the kitchen again.
I have sat down to write this post almost a dozen times now, constantly back-spacing and deleting each rendition once I realised that I didn’t exactly know what I wanted to express. Each sentence seemed to stem from a place in my heart that I couldn’t find myself connecting with. I just couldn’t find the right words or tone to communicate what I really wanted to say to you all, dear readers, which is – you need to make this recipe.