Butterscotch Pecan Self-Saucing Pud

Winter is the season of squishy baby food. Hot, creamy potato mash, thickened tangy jus and sauces, oozy cheesy lasagne and this soft, melt-in-the-mouth self-saucing pudding is no exception. This was to be dessert for a weekend lunch at The Sister’s place; and it was ridiculously simple to quickly rustle up the hour before we…

Vegetable Castellane Parmigiane

I’ve never been a believer in diets. Lactose-free, paleo, no chocolate, no gluten or raw; as I have said before, I’m a supporter of everything in moderation. I believe if you deny yourself something, for example, saying that you will eat no chocolate, all you will think about is chocolate 24/7. Personally, some of the…

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…

Salmon Coconut Ceviche

On the days where I visit the gym, I try and make sure I have a light meal at least an hour before my class. Any sooner and I’ll have indigestion, however I’ve noticed that if I don’t eat something an hour or two before the class, I barely have enough energy. I was sorting…

Hazelnut Pumpkin Quinoa Salad

Over the Christmas break there was a couple of days where The Sister joined me for dinner at mine. During this time, her fiance was still interstate with his family, and as they had only moved recently to their new place, she was so unfamiliar with the kitchen that she didn’t even know how to…

My Salad Nicoise

It’s always a routine, but from about 11am on a usual day in our office, you will be asked the question “What are you having for lunch?” As I’ve mentioned in previous posts, it’s no secret that we love our food. One of the girls regularly brings in lunch from home, and her favourite salad…

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…

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…

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…

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….