Crème brûlée A simple dessert yet so hard to master! When deciding to make this crème brûlée, I definitely did not know the amount of technique this dessert required. Crème brûlée, also known as burnt cream or Trinity cream, is a baked French custard with a slight wobble in the centre, topped with hardened and … Continue reading Crème de la crème
Handmade pappardelle with slow-cooked beef cheek ragù When mentioning the word 'winter', the reaction you will initially get from most people will be negative. And with freezing mornings, layers upon layers of clothes and dark nights, who can blame them? But don't worry, food is on your side. Luckily you have meals like this freshly … Continue reading A warm hug.
Mini French tarts So you don't want to devour a whole a cake, but you don't want something boring (like a gluten free, dairy free, sugar free slice); I've got the solution. These mini and moreish French tarts are the perfect little bite to go with your cup of tea. They are not too big … Continue reading Bite-sized delights
Chocolate Profiteroles While I am slowing coming to accept the fact that it is no longer Summer, I can also accept that the upcoming months can give me the excuse to stay inside and cook! Yes, there’s no more beach swims, no more warm nights and no more soaking up the sun, but there’s cosy … Continue reading Fancy afternoon tea
Homemade pita bread and tzatziki dip As I was flipping through the latest Gourmet Traveller magazine, I came across a section titled ‘Greek Feast’ with recipes for Greek salad, Greek custard tart and even a lemon barbecue chicken. But what caught my eye was the homemade pita bread and tzatziki dip, it sounded delicious! The … Continue reading Dipping into pita
Cous cous with grilled cherry tomatoes and fresh herbs [Picture: You’re at a cafe along the Amalfi coast sipping an Aperol Spritz, devouring a delicious caprese salad and watching the most amazing sunset you have ever seen.] This sounds like a very appealing vision, but in reality you are at home, in the middle of … Continue reading The real deal: well, almost.
It’s the middle of Summer in Melbourne and it’s also very warm! As you start to make the most of the warm weather, delicious ice creams and refreshing beach swims, now would also be the time to reflect on the succulent food Summer tends to bring. Likewise, I bring you these amazing mango prawns. Sticky … Continue reading Summer vibes