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.
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.
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.
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!
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!
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.