The Best Chocolate-Chip Cookies

I’ve been recently a little obsessed with the website Serious Eats. If you haven’t heard of the site before, the creator J.Kenji Lopez-Alt is an absolute wizard to the same level as Heston Blumenthal. It’s not sous-vides and molecular gastronomy, but it’s still about the science of food – at its core, most basic fundamentals. Does a…

Bourbon Maple Cookies

So the Night Noodle Markets wrapped up last Friday for yet another year, and dare I say that this year possibly had the most variety? I make a habit of dropping in at least once every year to observe the snaking lines, the plumes of smoke, and the flood of people post 5pm-knock-off jostling for a table…

Mars Bar Cookies

If you put me in front of the single chocolate bar section of the confectionary aisle, there are actually very few choices I would go for. Sure, invite me to dip my hand into a box of Cadbury’s Favourites or Mars’ Celebrations and I’ll go bananas – but they are all the fun-sized chocolates that…

Date & Walnut Blondies

I miss summer dearly. The cooler weather has made me a little more antisocial, choosing to spend my time at home inhaling the steaming vapours of fragrant curries, or spreading my freezing hands over the hot oven while my muffins rise and bake. As a result of this, I haven’t visited any new restaurants or…

Choco-Nut Cookies

Out of all the things that can be baked, few things smell better than the aroma of freshly-baked cookies. Of course, this is largely due to the considerable amount of butter that goes into them, but as I always say – life is for eating and the amount of butter is greatly divided into the…

Dark Chocolate & Raspberry Macarons

I had attempted to make some Portugese Tarts. My prior failure with my Exploding Custard Tarts last year haunted me still, but when my friend Kulinary Adventures of Kath pronounced she had found a fail-safe recipe, I was encouraged and tried it, only to have them fail yet again. This time, at least they didn’t explode, but…

Flour & Stone

“I heard they run out of lamingtons early…so I think we should go there first.” Guessed where I’m talking about yet? Yes, Flour and Stone. You would have to be living under a rock without Instagram, other social media and without food blogger friends to have not heard about Flour and Stone’s legendary Panna Cotta…

Mojito Macarons

I always love reading cocktail menus. The combinations of flavours and fruits is so alluring, and the unique names never fail to make one giggle. However there is always my one favourite I go back to: the Mojito. The combination of nasal-clearing mint, zesty lime and the crunch of raw sugar is something that never…

Coffee Caramel Shortbreads

It has been a whole month of me not baking. My apartment overseas doesn’t have an oven, so when I returned two weeks ago I rapturously embraced my old, creaky, temperamental oven with much fondness. And old it is, for it not even has a light inside and every time I want to check on…

Macadamia Caramel Slice

I’m not the owner of this recipe. I first tasted this creation a few years ago, when my sister brought back samples from various parties at her office. The owner of this delightful recipe was a woman who was a coeliac, and she made the gluten-free version of this by merely substituting the plain flour…

Sweetness the Patisserie

It’s about time that I finished up my Christmas shopping, and with the majority of it done, I just had to buy the ‘finishing touches’, so to speak. I was due for a visit to Sweetness the Patisserie. Sweetness the Patisserie has been on Epping’s Oxford Street for at least a couple of years, founded…

Xmas Baking Class – Gingerbread Cookies

All right, biggest news first. I have officially finished my double law degree!! The results came out this afternoon and I’m thrilled to have passed everything. Five years law school complete – now onto the next stage of my life, wherever that may take me 🙂 Now onto other exciting recent events. As some of…