My 25th Birthday Cake

Those of you on Instagram may have spotted my epic birthday cake this year. A couple years ago, after I first started to finely-tune my pastry skills, it became fairly apparent that there wasn’t much point in purchasing cakes for birthdays and celebrations anymore. Not necessarily because I would bake one for the occasion, but…

Roman Strawberries & Cream, Balsamic, Orange Sugar

Okay, so I know in my last post I said I was going to be baking something this afternoon, but with the weather a little muggy today, the thought of turning an oven on already exhausts me. With a punnet of beautiful, fresh strawberries in the fridge that I had bought earlier this week, it…

Bill Granger’s Ricotta Hotcakes

Breakfast in my family is always a very speedy affair – it’s breakfast for the sake of quickly getting something into your stomach before the day starts as opposed to something to linger over and enjoy luxuriously. For that reason I’ve dismissed the idea of trekking it all the way to Bill’s in Surry Hills…

Berry Ripple Meringues with Strawberries & Brown Sugar Crème Fraiche

Nothing is a better indication of a great night out than a sleep in until 12 noon the next day! I had my birthday celebrations on Friday night, starting with trés classy drinks at Zeta Bar, enjoying their Coney Island festivities, before proceeding to Stonewall Bar on Oxford Street for a spot of dancing, and…

Strawberry & Cream ‘Swan’ Macarons

Yay for the Sydney Swans! 🙂 Actually to be honest I’m not an AFL watcher in the slightest, but with the big kerfuffle going on about Grand Finals today, and considering I was going to be making macarons anyway, I decided to give them a theme. I made plain almond macaron shells based on my…

French Toast

Happy International Bacon Day! I woke up this morning to discover with delight that it was the first day of spring and also a little day called International Bacon Day… as an enthusiastic carnivore, I must say that this is one of my favourite days of the year 😉 While International Bacon Day is an…

Strawberry Custard Tarts

A recipe to herald what (hopefully) looks like the early arrival of spring. With strawberries selling at five punnets for $10 at the moment, how could you possibly resist? I’ve been wanting to make some form of a strawberry tart or another after seeing the number of juicy red strawberries rolling out into the shops…

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…