Raspberry Tarts with Frangelico Cream

I don’t think I’ve ever seen a Christmas with this much rain before in a very long time. While the mercury soared up to 30 with bright blue skies yesterday, a gusty change overnight and some very spooky fog hovering over the roads on midnight, Christmas Eve has brought in a constant precipitation, with the…

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…

Sweetness the Patisserie

It’s about time that I finished up my Christmas shopping, and with the majority of it done, I just had to buy the ‘finishing touches’, so to speak. I was due for a visit to Sweetness the Patisserie. Sweetness the Patisserie has been on Epping’s Oxford Street for at least a couple of years, founded…

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…

Orange & Almond Biscotti

Today was the day I submitted my (hopefully) last ever assessment task for my double degree of a Bachelor of Business Administration and Bachelor of Laws. It has been an indescribable experience over these last five years…. At 7am I had a hunchback and stiff neck from sitting in front of my laptop for the…

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…

Chocolate Lace Crisps

You snooze, you lose! Unless you’re a cat and you have unlimited time all day to snooze and do other things that you like. Unfortunately the rest of us are running to a tight schedule. Cooking in-between exams! Some are of the opinion that you should post-pone extracurriculars during exam time but I’m of the firm…

Chocolate Chunk & Raspberry Cookies

You know that feeling. It starts with the slight fidgeting, the inability to concentrate on any one thing. The sigh of frustration for no reason in particular. Then the snappiness starts when someone is being just a little irrational or annoying, then the growing niggling sensation, the craving. The hunger. CHOCOLATE. For us ladies, you…

Blueberry Swirl Muffins

I’ve been having an idle look through my blog stats over the last week to get a bit of an idea of what the average reader of my blog is like. From what was given to me, it looked like the majority of my readers were from Australia (thanks to word of mouth probably!), as…

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…

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…