My first Chiffon Cake

What a way to bring in the New Year than with a brand new recipe where I’ve finally christened the chiffon cake tin I bought in Japan a little under two years ago. I bought the tin while browsing Tokyu Hands – a Japanese department store which sells everything from travel goods to stationery, beauty products,…

Bitter Caramel & Chocolate Custard Layer Cake

When I get into the office in the morning I usually take ten or fifteen minutes to prep my morning cup of tea and breakfast – whether it’s some maple porridge or an open toastie. Recently the open toastie has been a slab of rye sourdough from a beautiful loaf I purchased from Schwarz Bakery…

My Bread & Butter Pudding

I’ve always had the biggest crush on custard. As a toddler I loved the stuff so much that my mum used to buy litre cartons of it and I’d eat cups of it. Fresh custard tarts puffy from the local bakery, lightly dusted with spicy nutmeg, perfectly flaky and buttery egg custard tarts at yum…

Custard Profiteroles

I remember I first tried making choux pastry about two or three years ago, back when those nightmare croquembouche towers first started to make an appearance on the Sydney dessert scene, thanks to an episode of Masterchef Australia. Little me didn’t have any grand plans for constructing a tower of cream-filled puffs, held together with rock-hard toffee,…

Vanilla Slice Pudding

Okay so for a while now I’ve been posting a lot of “healthy” recipes, which I know you guys don’t like too much of. This is Confessions of a “Glutton” after all, and it’s no secret that I love my sweets. I had bought a six pack of passionfruit at the discount price of $2…

Ginger Brûlée Tarts

I feel rather horrible about admitting this, but I don’t have a lot of time to browse other food bloggers’ websites. While some members of the Sydney Food Bloggers community are simply lovely (I’m looking at you, Tina) and go around to everyone’s blogs to add comments and likes, I find it hard enough with…

Portugese Custard Tarts + BAKE SALE

I came across this Bill Granger recipe thanks to the delightful Kulinary Adventures of Kath and I must admit that I’ve had a number of mishaps with this recipe. I’ve never really understood what went wrong, as when Kath has made them they’ve always turned out beautifully, With mine, they tended to either have the custard overflow…

Yok Thai Tapas & Wine

I’ll start off by saying that the full name of this gorgeous Thai restaurant is actually Yok Thai Gub-Glam Tapas and Wines. The word ‘Gub-Glam’ is defined as food eaten with alcoholic drinks, or snacks eaten with or between drinks; the Thai word for ‘Tapas’, really. The Sister had showed me this place some time…

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,…

Exploding Custard Tarts

I’m laughing as I’m posting this, because this is truly one of the most disastrous recipes I have ever tried attempting! But as I told myself from the beginning when I started this blog – I will write about everything I bake, no matter how fantastic or terrible it turns out. We all have our days in…

Strawberry Custard Tarts

A recipe to herald what (hopefully) looks like the early arrival of spring. With strawberries selling at five punnets for $10 at the moment, how could you possibly resist? I’ve been wanting to make some form of a strawberry tart or another after seeing the number of juicy red strawberries rolling out into the shops…

Vanilla Crème Brûlée with Nut Praline

So with all the talk going around about Fifty Shades of Grey, I gave in to popular culture and bought myself a $10 copy from Kmart on the weekend. Can you believe that the electronic copy on iBooks is the same price? So much for saving paper. I have to admit though, I’m a fan of the…