Breakfast-in-Bed Crepes

A couple of weeks ago I had taken an entire week off as I had an on-site session I needed to attend for college. Upon my return to work, I brought with me a third of the NQN Lumberjack Cake. My colleagues asked me to explain what Lumberjack cake was, and upon my description, they were all…

Salted Caramel Popcorn

While the folks were away, The Sister and I would usually discuss at the beginning of the week what our plans were for the next seven days and what nights we would be at home. We did this so we knew how much grocery shopping we needed to do, in order so that we could…

Classic Créme Caramel

I can’t help but find it incredibly funny nowadays that the reason why my attempts at panna cotta and créme caramel always went wrong was because I used the wrong sort of cream – thickened instead of pouring. I always got terribly confused with the names that recipes used – double, thickened, single, pouring, pure,…

Snickers & Peanut Butter Muffins

Its been a while since I made muffins. And following on from my re-discovery of the Nigella Quick Collection app on my iPhone, I was flipping through the other recipes after I made the Coffee Caramel Shortbreads and found a recipe titled: Snickers and Peanut Butter Muffins. Okay, I don’t know a single person, foodie…

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…

Caramel Swirl Cheesecake

I saw this recipe a while ago on taste.com.au, and I simply just had to try it. Caramel and cheesecake…two of my favourite sweet things in the world, combined! After looking at the recipe however, I decided to modify it by tossing out the caramel chews component (to be swirled through the cheesecake), as frankly,…

Spiced Chai and Salted Caramel Macarons

There are some moments in your life when the planets seem to align, so when you’re doing a particular task that usually doesn’t turn out as well as you’d like and it turns out perfectly…. It is truly an OH MY GOSH moment. This happened to me today, when my Chai macarons turned out amazing. When…

Caramelised Apple Crepes

After about six solid days of rain, the sun has finally emerged for more than just an hour or two! The next door neighbour’s cat is sunning himself, and I sat beside him with a cup of hot gen mai cha sencha green tea to enjoy the morning sun. Everything in the garden is nice…

Salted Caramel & Chocolate Tarts

With one major assignment handed in, I definitely needed some baking therapy this weekend. I decided to try making profiteroles again after having failed twice a few months ago (they failed to rise), and so had bought some thickened cream to pipe into them and a block of chocolate to dip them in. However, after…