Pistachio Friands

I sometimes wonder – would certain foods be as fun to eat if the methodical process behind preparing and eating them was gone? In this sense – would pistachio nuts taste just as good if we didn’t have to go through the process of unshelling the fickle little things? There’s something about the routine of…

Nutella Cake + GIVEAWAY

I’ve never been big into sugary spreads slathered in between my sandwiches. In my personal opinion, jam tastes better with scones, honey better in porridge, peanut butter in muffins, and Nutella as a sneaky molten gooey centre in cakes. The Sister’s mother-in-law to be was down in Sydney last weekend, and they had invited me…

Olive Rosemary Focaccia

My last experience in baking with yeast involved a failed pizza dough in the middle of winter and since then, I haven’t so much as dared to try and bake my own bread. With my recent invitation to Masterchef Australia auditions, however, I felt that it was about time that I start to conquer my…

Portugese Custard Tarts + BAKE SALE

I came across this Bill Granger recipe thanks to the delightful Kulinary Adventures of Kath and I must admit that I’ve had a number of mishaps with this recipe. I’ve never really understood what went wrong, as when Kath has made them they’ve always turned out beautifully, With mine, they tended to either have the custard overflow…

The ‘I Hate Mondays’ Burger

This recipe is one that I’ve had for some years now, an adaptation of Bill Granger’s recipe for Spaghetti with Spicy Meatballs. I’ve modified the meatball recipe and used it for making my own meatballs, and on the odd occasion, into hamburger patties for some of the most ah-mazing hamburgers you will ever taste. It…

Bill’s (Surry Hills)

‘This hill is really testing my fitness.’ I was too puffed to give a coherent reply, so when at last we reached the top Albion Street, I leaned as nonchalantly as I could against the traffic light (when what I really wanted to do was collapse against it) and after a few breaths, replied ‘At least we’ve…

Bill Granger’s Ricotta Hotcakes

Breakfast in my family is always a very speedy affair – it’s breakfast for the sake of quickly getting something into your stomach before the day starts as opposed to something to linger over and enjoy luxuriously. For that reason I’ve dismissed the idea of trekking it all the way to Bill’s in Surry Hills…

Oat, Apple & Raspberry Loaf

So this weekend I felt like something….healthier. Hahahaha you say, who are you kidding? 😛 Well to be honest, most of the things you bake at home will be healthier than any of the baked goods you buy outside, because you can not only control the content of what you put in, but also space…

Zucchini Fritters With Yoghurt Sauce

Wow, what is with this absolutely crazy gale wind today?! Went to uni this morning and the wind was blowing against me so hard that I was actually forced to stagger off the footpath, which under any other situation, would have been laughable had not everyone been in the same situation! Comfort food, please, my…

Mother’s Day Raspberry Buttermilk Pancakes

I hope you all are spoiling your mothers this Mother’s Day! As mentioned in my previous post, my mum requested that I make her the cinnamon nut scrolls (recipe here), however I decided at the same time that I’d whip up some raspberry buttermilk pancakes at the same time for a bit of a breakfast…