Alfajores

I am not a hipster – never have been, and never will be – by any stretch of the imagination. I’ve never been the one who joins in on the frenzy to try a new craze – waiting until over a year to try infamous – near Sydney celebrity status – creations such as the Black…

Snickers Tart

Goodness, it really does feel great to be back online. My apologies for being briefly missing-in-action. Since last weekend I haven’t had any internet access from home, and then last Monday in an attempt to change mobile phone network providers I got shut out entirely which meant that all of Monday I had no internet…

Chewy Salted Caramels

One of my favourite lollies as a kid were Werther’s Originals – back when you could only get them in the hard variety, and each smooth, glossy butterscotch was individually wrapped in a golden, crisp cellophane. A love of butterscotch and caramel is one of my few tastes that hasn’t transitioned and changed as the years…

Salted Caramel Meringues

A couple of weeks ago I had been invited to attend the launch of Valli Little’s new book under the Delicious series: Love to Eat at The Grounds of Alexandria’s Potting Shed. It was a sumptuously beautiful rustic location, with hanging pots from the ceiling trailing vines down over our heads, and huge fresh pomegranates, bunches of…

Banoffee Pie

When I was stocking up on homewares at Kmart for my new place, one of the things I picked up was a big fruit bowl for the kitchen. I’m unfortunately one of those absent-minded people who’s rather “out of sight, out of mind”; if I don’t see you regularly enough I tend to forget about…

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…

Caramel & Pecan Brownie

With all the recipes that I’ve come across, I still continue to go back to the same classic caramel recipe that was one of my earliest culinary experiments. It has just the right amount of creamy ooze, and perfect balance. A classic caramel I’d use regular butter and rely upon the salts already in it…

Sticky Cinnamon Buns

Oh, the joys of apartment living. Moving into a very old apartment, it seemed to be a given that there would be a plethora of problems in our first couple of weeks. The gas-heated fireplace in my friend’s room turns on by itself randomly, the toilet liked to randomly flush on its own, my bedroom…

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…

Butterscotch Pecan Self-Saucing Pud

Winter is the season of squishy baby food. Hot, creamy potato mash, thickened tangy jus and sauces, oozy cheesy lasagne and this soft, melt-in-the-mouth self-saucing pudding is no exception. This was to be dessert for a weekend lunch at The Sister’s place; and it was ridiculously simple to quickly rustle up the hour before we…

Salmon Salad with Chilli Caramel Dressing

First off, I apologise for this week’s recipe post being late. I usually write my Monday recipe posts over the weekend, and as I was getting my materials together for writing, I realised that I had left my camera with the photos of this salad I wanted to write about in my desk drawer at…

Caramel Croissant Pudding

So I watched the video of Nigella Lawson’s Caramel Croissant Pudding years ago and really, I didn’t understand how she had left croissants around to go stale in the first place. Heaven knows in my kitchen, they definitely wouldn’t have had the time to go stale! However, as luck would have it, I was grocery shopping…