Fig & Hazelnut Tart, and a new Noritake Dinner Set from Everten

I had the pleasure of recently catching up with my friend Kulinary Adventures of Kath, when she invited me to attend The School of Life’s talk at the Enmore Theatre with special guest Nigella Lawson. If – like me  you have never heard of The School of Life, it’s a global organisation dedicated to developing emotional intelligence;…

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…

Choco-Nut Cookies

Out of all the things that can be baked, few things smell better than the aroma of freshly-baked cookies. Of course, this is largely due to the considerable amount of butter that goes into them, but as I always say – life is for eating and the amount of butter is greatly divided into the…

Rhubarb, Mascarpone & Hazelnut Tarts

I love the zoo. From being taken to Sydney’s Taronga Zoo as a five year old by The Sister to wandering around Singapore Zoo on my own at the end of last year, I’m always held captivated by the animals. Seeing the giraffes with their gracefully arched necks delicately step around one another to feed,…

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…

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,…

Chocolate Ganache Tarts

‘I am just so angry that I really need to bake right now.’ My mother gave me a sympathetic look over her shoulder as she prepared dinner, where I had been ranting about my irritating day at work. ‘What do you feel like baking?’ (She’s heard this many times before). (Pause) ‘Shortcrust pastry. But I’ll…