Blueberry Chia Muffins

I was working as a volunteer at a legal centre for a year between the periods of March 2013 to March this year, and it was quite unusual back then how I didn’t have much of a sense of any sort of financial responsibility – even though I was earning a grand total of zero…

Quinoa Granola

For most people, it’s not news that breakfast is the most important meal of your day. From memory, the saying goes: ‘Eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince, and dinner like a pauper.’ And while I understand that a good breakfast is the key to kick-starting your day, I’ll readily put my hand…

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,…

Passionfruit Jelly Panna Cotta

My sister has always been the panna cotta queen in the house. She was the first to ever attempt to make it, and it’s one of her ‘special occasion’ recipes. She’s always made it with raspberry jelly and followed a recipe that used gold gelatine sheets, as well as substituting some of the cream for…

Brownie Cookies with Peanut Butter Frosting

Okay. I know I said in my last blog entry that I was a bit over chocolate… how quickly the moods of women swing, you must be saying! Because lo and behold, is yet MORE chocolatey goodness. Will of iron? I tell you, my will is more like Play-doh when it comes to irresistible food! So anyway,…

Strawberry Tarte Tatin with Vanilla Chantilly Cream

So the weekend has rolled around once again, and with it being an absolutely downright miserable day, I decided that something sweet, warm and comforting was appropriate. I’m a little over chocolate, so I decided to make an apple tarte tatin, celebrating my new oven-proof frying pan. However when entering my local Coles, I came…

Raspberry & Almond Scone

And after a couple of days of miserable, grey weather, the sun has decided to grace us with its presence, fortunately on my day off 🙂 While I already had planned to make macarons today (luckily it wasn’t raining today; humidity + macarons = disaster!), I also felt like rustling up something a little more…

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…

DIY aioli (arm not included)

I made my own aioli today!!! So happy, I’ve been wanting to try and make my own mayo or aioli, but I’ve been terrified it would split or something heinous – and today seemed like the day to take the plunge! Part of the reason why I love blogging so much is that it gives me a…