photo by Bec Lee
This is my friend Tazzy, of steak sandwich fame, short for Tarryn and sometimes Razzmatazz, isn't she a button? It was the Sydney Garage Sale Trail last Saturday, the day when everyone in Sydney pulls out their old stuff and hangs out on their stoop with a few baked goods and music playing, hoping someone will buy everything. You can wander from suburb to suburb, trawling through other people's gold.
If you missed out, you missed out big time. Tazzy and her housemates pulled together all their vintage threads and set up a little stall (it's cooler if we call it a pop-up shop, though, isn't it) outside her house. I brought cookies to sell and there was Sydney's First Taco Truck right up the road. Multicoloured bunting was strung about and I saw the most AMAZING vintage mirror-fronted medicine cabinet that I can't believe I talked myself out of taking home. I did however pick up a wine rack, a couple of pots of herbs and a leopard-print necessity. It was such a good day.
Although I came here to talk to you about these cookies. Ooohhhhhh Lordy. And I thought the hazelnut cookies were good. My friend Alice sent me this recipe after posting about them on the Pure Pops blog not long ago. I soon found out that this could be, and I'm not putting this lightly, perhaps the best peanut butter cookie recipe in the world. Slightly chewy in the center, reminiscent of an ANZAC, flecked with chocolate shards and rolled oats.Excellent vintage shopping fuel.
This is my first time trying a Dan Lepard recipe, who is an award-winning baker and regular contributor to The Guardian (are all these hyperlinks making you dizzy?) Alice swears by him, and she completely knows best.
Dan Lepard's Peanut Butter Cookies with Oats and Chocolate Chips
These cookies were only slightly adapted from David's original recipe in The Guardian, I have only added half a cup of roughly chopped chocolate, as per Davids suggestion.