Pretzels with Roasted Garlic & Mustard Butter

Recently Night Owl has gone back to working behind the bar two nights a week again, which leaves me with the exciting nights of Friday and Saturday free. Instead of hitting up the party scene like I would have done six or eight years ago, grown-up me now spends these evenings have an exciting time lounging on…

Easy Berry Ricotta Muffins

I was told of my grandmother’s passing yesterday evening while I was recipe-testing these muffins. She made it to the impressive age of 95, thanks to regular walks and a rather lack lustre diet of minimally-processed foods without excess sugars, salts and fats. Saying that she was “a bit” of a hypochondriac might be a severe…

Coconut Cacao Bliss Balls

As every woman knows, there comes a certain time of the month where your appetite sparks up to an uncontrollable degree. The mere thought of slicing into a perfect medium-rare steak has me salivating, and the urge to consume my own weight in chocolate nags and prods at me incessantly. Usually I listen to my…

Dark Chocolate & Raspberry Macarons

I had attempted to make some Portugese Tarts. My prior failure with my Exploding Custard Tarts last year haunted me still, but when my friend Kulinary Adventures of Kath pronounced she had found a fail-safe recipe, I was encouraged and tried it, only to have them fail yet again. This time, at least they didn’t explode, but…

Raspberry, Apple & Almond Breakfast Muffins

On weekdays I usually have a protein-rich cereal with skim milk and some fruit, but on the weekends it can slide significantly depending on what’s in the house. Sometimes I stay good and have some delicious golden toasted sourdough with a thick slather of lush avocado, or if there’s cake and muffins in the house,…

Bourke Street Bakery

After having a very satisfying brunch at Bills, Girl From the Bus and I consulted my printout from Google Maps and began to slowly walk our way over to our second foodie stop of the day, Bourke Street Bakery. Bourke Street Bakery is located in the very leafy heart of Surry Hills, on the corner of Bourke…

Snickers & Peanut Butter Muffins

Its been a while since I made muffins. And following on from my re-discovery of the Nigella Quick Collection app on my iPhone, I was flipping through the other recipes after I made the Coffee Caramel Shortbreads and found a recipe titled: Snickers and Peanut Butter Muffins. Okay, I don’t know a single person, foodie…

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…

Macadamia Caramel Slice

I’m not the owner of this recipe. I first tasted this creation a few years ago, when my sister brought back samples from various parties at her office. The owner of this delightful recipe was a woman who was a coeliac, and she made the gluten-free version of this by merely substituting the plain flour…

‘Addictive’ Peanut Butter & Choc Chip Cookies

Until this year, the last taste I had of peanut butter was when I was the age of about eight. With the rise of peanut allergies, many schools and workplaces have now banned peanut butter and peanut products outright, and for that reason I’ve not really gotten into the peanut butter fad until recently. My…

Glutton’s Rocky Road

Why hello there. You know you want me… As I’ve been told before, I’m a terrible tease and I’m sure I’ve teased you more than long enough about my Glutton’s Version of Rocky Road. This really is something else entirely, and SO SIMPLE. And sneaky. And sinful. And delicious. You can honestly chuck in anything…

Zucchini Fritters With Yoghurt Sauce

Wow, what is with this absolutely crazy gale wind today?! Went to uni this morning and the wind was blowing against me so hard that I was actually forced to stagger off the footpath, which under any other situation, would have been laughable had not everyone been in the same situation! Comfort food, please, my…