Passionfruit Vanilla Macarons

Has anyone ever seen that strange phenomenon outside where there’s a breeze going from a steady direction, but at some spot on the pavement there’s a random tightly-knit swirling circle of leaves and dust; seeming to go at its own pace? There’s probably some sort of scientific or meteorological explanation for this, but I’d much…

My Bread & Butter Pudding

I’ve always had the biggest crush on custard. As a toddler I loved the stuff so much that my mum used to buy litre cartons of it and I’d eat cups of it. Fresh custard tarts puffy from the local bakery, lightly dusted with spicy nutmeg, perfectly flaky and buttery egg custard tarts at yum…

Vanilla Slice Pudding

Okay so for a while now I’ve been posting a lot of “healthy” recipes, which I know you guys don’t like too much of. This is Confessions of a “Glutton” after all, and it’s no secret that I love my sweets. I had bought a six pack of passionfruit at the discount price of $2…

Vanilla Bean & Salted Caramel Cupcakes

Salted caramel. People go nuts about it these days, yet all it really is is caramel with salt flakes added to it. Devilishly simple yet that’s all it takes to make something a standout and for people to cock their heads to one side and go ‘mmmmmm’. I made these cupcakes for my last day…

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…