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…

Totally Unicorn Beetroot Cake

I’ve made Red Velvet Cupcakes only on one occasion, about two years ago. I dutifully followed a Nigella Lawson recipe, where the lady said to put in all of one of those little tubs of red food colouring gel. I thought nothing much of it at the time – mixing it smoothly into the batter,…

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…

Raspberry Nutella Cakes

The recipe for these sumptuous and ridiculously easy cakes comes from Katie Quinn Davies’ blog What Katie Ate; a website I decided to consult at the end of last month when we were in the midst of organising an end-of-working-year morning tea in our office for our last day. I already knew I was going to be…

Sticky Mocha Pudding

My colleagues at work have it tough. With my continued cooking and baking experiments at home for this blog, I often make way more than I can eat myself (or want to eat myself), and so end up packing it up and taking it into work, where they (with great suffering) will endeavour to help…

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…

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…

Choc Chunk Brownies

I really thought things couldn’t get much better than the Dulce de Leche Brownies I made last year. I thought I had perfected that fudgy, decadent indulgence which lies right between well-done chocolate cake and raw cake batter. But an office birthday is a calling for me to roll up my sleeves to get my bake…

The Sweet Swap

Often following the one recipe for cupcakes or cookies produces way too much for me alone to eat. For this reason I’ve got fellow foodie work colleagues, friends and family who are more than willing to be my culinary guinea pigs. But about a few months ago, I received an email from Sara of Belly…

Flourless Chocolate Cake

So after I had made my Dark Chocolate & Raspberry Macarons, I had a small bowl of beautifully silky dark chocolate ganache left over, as well as a punnet of (very expensive) raspberries. And as some of you know, I hate wasting food, especially quality food that is pricey. Thus I did a bit of…

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…

Lindt Lindor Bar

My first week at a new job and ohmygosh how hectic it has been. Files for one client that were 30cm high (no joke), harassing phone calls, non-stop piling of my in-tray…my first taste of full-time work has been quite brutal! Interesting, without a doubt, but every night when I drag my weary self through…