Passionfruit and Mango Pavlova

What are you thankful for from 2017? In 2017 I looked back and was thankful for my job and the education that my parents funded for me. The income I’ve earned from my job allows me to pay rent in a wonderful part of Sydney, pay for my food, social activities with friends and family,…

Galettes: Black Star Pastry X Delicious Masterclass

It used to be that if you wanted to learn how to make artisan cakes and pastries, your options were to either enroll in Le Cordon Bleu or a TAFE course. But what about those of us who don’t intend to really look at doing it as a career, but rather want to take on…

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…

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…

Cranberry & Dark Chocolate Scones

I adore high tea. The whole process of dressing up for the occasion, the elaborate tier when it comes out, stacked with the dainty sandwiches, warm scones and various delicate treats, and the whole procedure of pouring your tea through the strainer and the adding of milk while stirring with your little spoon. Scones is…

Chocolate Créme Caramel & Hazelnut Praline

So last week I made all of you a promise. I promised you the recipe for the luscious Chocolate Créme Caramel with Hazelnut Praline that I gave you a sneak peek of when I posted up the Classic Créme Caramel. Now I will say that most of the time I prefer things in their pure,…

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,…

Glutton’s Tiramisu

One of the most common questions I get asked when people find out I’m a food blogger that particularly loves sweets is: “What is your favourite dessert?” It’s a difficult question to answer, but my primary concern is always balance. A dessert has to have that perfect balance between sweet and not-too-sweet, texture, acidity, presentation. It…

Berry, Honey & Mascarpone Tarts

Happy New Year’s Day, all! I can’t think of more beautiful weather to kick off 2013. Following the Chinese Lunar Calendar it’s the Year of the Snake – my year – so let’s bring it on! I’m starting this year’s first blog post with a lovely treat that would be a downright hit at any…

Chocolate Mousse & Minted Sugar

As I’ve mentioned in the past, I hate wastage. I particularly hate wastage in the form of eggs, so when it comes to recipes that require strictly only egg yolks or egg white and don’t provide a means to use the other half in any other part of the recipe, I get a little annoyed….

Raspberry Tarts with Frangelico Cream

I don’t think I’ve ever seen a Christmas with this much rain before in a very long time. While the mercury soared up to 30 with bright blue skies yesterday, a gusty change overnight and some very spooky fog hovering over the roads on midnight, Christmas Eve has brought in a constant precipitation, with the…

Roman Strawberries & Cream, Balsamic, Orange Sugar

Okay, so I know in my last post I said I was going to be baking something this afternoon, but with the weather a little muggy today, the thought of turning an oven on already exhausts me. With a punnet of beautiful, fresh strawberries in the fridge that I had bought earlier this week, it…