Chocolate Hazelnut Buttermilk Cake

Apologies for the no-post last week, kittens. Its been an emotional couple of weeks for me lately bogged down with family issues. I won’t go into it too much, but basically what has happened is that I came out to my parents (it’s in my previous post of Hot Cross Buns) a couple of months ago…

Snickers Tart

Goodness, it really does feel great to be back online. My apologies for being briefly missing-in-action. Since last weekend I haven’t had any internet access from home, and then last Monday in an attempt to change mobile phone network providers I got shut out entirely which meant that all of Monday I had no internet…

Pork, Cider & Apples

There are few things better after a long day at work than a home-cooked dinner and a bottle of chilled apple cider. I’m not particularly a fan of drinking very sweet ciders such as Rekorderlig and Somersby straight up, preferring James Squire’s Orchard Crush or Bilpin that has more of a tang and slight acidic…

Cinnamon Pancakes w/ Whipped Maple Butter & Candied Walnuts

I’m still adjusting to having so much time to myself. After working part-time, studying full-time, maintaining a blog and hitting up the gym four times a week for a period of six years, it’s a little hard to get out of the habit of knowing you have something to do or catch up on in…

Honey Orange Roasted Duck with Paris Mash, Candied Hazelnuts and Salad

Now this is unusual, you must be saying. Cath NOT making a dessert?? The idea for this dish came after watching Masterchef Australia, where I saw Ben making the Paris mash for his dish in the Guillaume at Bennelong challenge. Surprisingly, I’ve never made mash before, not having any sort of masher, and I figured…