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August 19, 2017

Marshmallow Crunch Brownies

Marshmallows aren’t really my kind of thing, but when it’s sandwiched between a brownie and apeanutty chocolate crakle….that’s a completely different story!

You can probably tell from the recipes I post, that I have a bit of a sweet tooth and whilst most of the time I do turn to chocolate when I’m craving something sweet, I also do find that something with a biscuit or wafer is a little more satisfying, perhaps because having to bite through something rather than it melting away makes me feel like I’m actually eating something. 

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In Bread, Dessert, Recipe on
March 29, 2017

Matcha French Toast

If you’re a fan of matcha, and live in Sydney, you’ll no doubt have heard of Cafe Oratnek (or Cafe Kentaro) in Surry Hills and their matcha lattes, lamington, tiramisu, donut etc etc etc.

Actually no. 

Let me try again. If you’re a fan of matcha, you’ve probably visited Cafe Oratnek and tried them all.

Unless you’re like me of course, and tend to like visiting after the hype has died down, once everyone’s moved on to visiting other new and exciting places, in hopes of there being less of a crowd!

So I did eventually visit this cute little cafe, although I still didn’t avoid a bit of a wait around the busy lunch period (but I guess that’s a sign that it’s actually good!). And I did manage to try their delicious looking Matcha French Toast, which was every bit as amazing as I had imagined it to be!

Cafe Oratnek’s version is quite a unique creation-  thick slices of rye sourdough dipped in a matcha egg batter, served alongside a creamy dollop of matcha cream, strawberries and banana chips, all sprinkled with a layer of matcha coconut.

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In Dessert, Recipe on
June 3, 2016

Flower Pot Dessert : Chocolate Biscuit Pudding

 

Chocolate Biscuit Pudding Recipe

100g chocolate chips
80g butter, at room temperature
1 egg
70g Marie Biscuits (I used half a packet)
1/4 cup sugar
1/2 cup whipping cream
1/2 cup milk
1/2 cup almonds
2 tsp instant coffee (optional)
1/2 tbsp Rum (optional)
1/2 tsp Vanilla
Pinch of salt

1. Place chocolate in heat-proof bowl and microwave in 20 minute intervals, stirring in between. Continue until melted. Combine instant coffee, run, vanilla and 2 tablespoons of hot water then slowly add into the chocolate mixture. Stir in the butter. Set aside.
2. Place egg whites, the salt, and 1 tablespoon of the sugar in a bowl. Beat on high speed until firm but not dry.
3. Place the egg yolks and the rest of the sugar in a bowl. Beat on high speed until pale yellow. Add the chocolate mixture then fold until combined. Fold the egg whites into the mixture.
4. Beat the whipping cream until soft peaks form. Fold the whipped cream into the chocolate mixture.
5. [Optional] Baked almonds at 180degC for 7 minutes. Coursely chop the nuts.
6. Soak the biscuits in milk slightly. Layer a bottom of each pot with a biscuit. Next layer with chocolate mixture (about 1/2 inch high). Sprinkle with almonds. Follow with another layer of soaked biscuits and then the chocolate mixture and cashew nuts. Continue layering until all of the chocolate mixture is over. Make sure that the top layer is chocolate mixture and cashew nuts.
Chill for at least 2 hours

In Dessert, Recipe on
September 3, 2015

Panna Cotta Lamingtons

6 weeks might not seem like a particularly long time, but a lot can change in that time!

I drove to work for the first time since I’ve been back from Broken Hill, and it felt like I was in a completely different place. What used to be a nice peaceful drive through a mini forest on the edge of my suburb, interspersed with small farms and cottages had become a piece of bare land- all the trees had been stripped down and trucks had already come in starting the building roads and houses. It’s quite sad as I was pretty proud of the last little piece of nature to survive amongst all this urbanisation, but I guess it was only a matter of time before someone realised the huge money making potential the large pieces of land could be.

Luckily, some things don’t change at all, and this lamington recipe is a fine example of this- it’s still as trusty as ever!
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In Dessert, Recipe on
March 9, 2015

Strawberry Ice Cream

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First week back at uni is never fun, starting from the waking up 5 hours earlier than normal to getting into bed at night and realising that you’ve barely done anything you’ve enjoyed the whole day. Working 9-5 hours 5 days a week this semester, I’ve been unexpectedly plunged into adult working life, and I’ve gotta say- it’s not fun!

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With the current hot weather, I decided to take out the ice cream machine to make some ice cream the weekend before uni started. Billions of flavour ideas went through my head, but I ended up sticking with strawberry as they’re not always in season. As I’d made it before, I stuck to my old recipe with a little bit of tweaking but alas, the ice cream machine died on me some 20 minutes into churning. Read more