This cake came about as I didn’t have certain ingredients in the recipe at home. It was a pretty cake that I wanted to make, but my pantry and liquor cabinet lacked certain supplies. The result was even better than I could have hoped for!
Christmas isn’t complete without mince tarts. I made these for a food styling / photography class that Billy Law was hosting in Melbourne. They were styled by the students of the class.
Home made Nutella and peanut butter in the Thermomix. Pretty damn good if you ask me!
Why wait for butter to soften when you can cook with olive oil?
Two cakes made with olive oil; a chocolate cake and a hazelnut and orange cake.
Chocolate, hazelnuts and Frangelico. It’s a lovely tart, but be careful if you have false teeth!
If you are on a strict diet, look away…. I was luckily enough to be one of the lucky tweeters when the call for people to sample the new desserts from my favourite place in town went out. Along with other passionate foodies, we indulged in the lastest creations from super couple Bernard and Yen
It’s been 1266 days since I first started this blog. Throughout that time, I’ve managed to squeeze out a humble 500 blog posts. This can either be considered woeful or impressive compared to others. For me, I don’t care; I’m just surprised I’ve lasted this long and still loving it. So instead of letting this
Well, what a weekend. Lisa asked me if I wanted to team up and recreate Heston’s perfect baked Alaska. I’m not sure what sparked it, but I think it was the baked Alaska on Masterchef and many tweets, that prompted it. And if that wasn’t enough, we decided we would also attempt Heston’s perfect burger
Melbourne’s answer to Adriano Zumbo? I’ve not been to Zumbo in Sydney… YET. But I’ve seen enough to think when Zumbo finally opens in Melbourne he may just have a bit of competition. Lux Bite is a cute little cafe with gorgeous looking desserts with quirky names. The staff are extremely friendly, and their enthusiasm
At the last cooking the books feast, I suggested a Nigella Lawson book, after we decided we didn’t want to do Bourke Street Bakery. Agnes flicked through a few of Nigella’s books that were in Cherrie’s collection, and we decided on her latest book, Kitchen. ALTHOUGH…. as I began to do this post, I noticed
I feel like I’ve been starting a lot of blog posts with “I was one of the lucky bloggers chosen to..” and this is no exception. I was lucky enough to score an invite to the Bulla Cream Masterclass with Bulla Cream ambassador and celebrity chef, George Calombaris. Last year, Bulla ran a competition that
I must admit, I thought this book would just be like one of those other ones I’ve seen; country style cooking with waffly stories and recipes I’d never try. Hardie Grant the publishers offered to send me a copy, and boy was I glad they did. On closer inspection, Audrey Gordon is actually Heidi Arena,
I know we are well past Christmas, but suck it up and deal with it. This post has lots of food porn. My close friends from high school and myself started a tradition of having a Christmas party a few years ago. I’ve usually taken charge with the food with help from everyone, especially Miss
Week 40 Theme: Apple Cookbook Used: The Hummingbird Bakery Cookbook Author: Tarek Malouf and The Hummingbird Bakers This has all my favorites; apples, chocolate, nuts, butter and sugar. I was flicking through the Hummingbird Bakery cookbook at my local bookshop, when this recipe caught my eye. Like I always do, I went back to the
If you haven’t heard me whinge on twitter about how worried I’ve been to try my oven, then hear me now! Our place has an oven that is probably older than I am; and older ovens don’t have the best reputation of cooking things well. You have to find the hot spots, and get to
I made you this cake to celebrate! Iron Chef Shellie turns 2 today! And because I am an absolute idiot…or the interweb/computer is, I lost the first draft of this post, and I’m having to type it for the 2nd time. It only seems fitting doesn’t it. *sigh* It doesn’t help that I’ve left
This is hands down THE BEST cake I have ever made! I really wanted to make this because my friend Kiran is limited to what she can eat as she can only eat lactose free, wheat free, gluten free, things. This recipe was free from everything, except maybe the chocolate, but she didn’t have an
Happy New Year to you all! Hope you all had a lovely Christmas and brought the new year in with some fun and fabulous food. I know I certainly did. It was the best new years I’ve ever had, complete with the one the of the best views of the fireworks in Melbourne without being
This recipe wasn’t destined to be on my blog. My mum started making it then we had an old family friend drop by so the cake was stuck at step 1. I ended up finishing it off for her whilst she socialised the night away. If you like hazelnuts, this one is for you! Coming