Shortbread with Dark Chocolate Ganache and Salted Caramel

Shortbread, the ultimate biscuit, making this one has always been a goal of mine. And it turned out brilliantly, if i may say so myself. I mean when you get the kind of feedback where a kid wants to take the whole box home, having had just one, they must be good right? What you’ll…

Gluten Free Banana Loaf

I’ve been cooking a few Gluten Free things recently with a lot of success, and it is largely due to the fact that I have yet to try using alternate flours or gluten free flour yet. I have been using mixes and turning them into my own thing. I made a gluten free version of…

Baked eggs

Have I mentioned breakfast and brunch are my favourite meals? J A while back before I left Perth I had an amazing hot-pot-like bowl of amazingness with an egg on top, all baked, with sourdough…(is your mouth watering?) Then while I was in recovery from my ACL surgery, mum was in town and bought two…

Mixed Veg and Lentil Soup

Its winter! And what does winter mean? SOUP! The warmth and happiness one feels eating a good soup, to me, is unparalleled. This soup was inspired by the concept of minestrone, and the fact that soup mix was on sale at my local supermarket. The soup mix I used was a mixture of barley, yellow…

Gluten Free Chocolate Pressure Cooker Cake

When you’re baking for work you must always, always account for those around you that have allergies and intolerances. Recently I’ve gotten into gluten free items since there’s a few people around with a gluten intolerance. Now I am no expert in substituting flours in the right amount to ensure a good texture, I do…

Herb Gardens

I recently developed the want to have a green thumb. Living with a housemate in an apartment building surrounded by concrete and one gifted orchid just didn’t suit me, coming from a home surrounded by greenery. I know you’re thinking, this is a food blog, what are you doing posting about gardens! The connection here…

Ricotta Pesto Pasta

This recipe came to me when I was looking to make pasta for myself and my housemate and didn’t want to use a tomato base, or a cream base. I thought to myself, why not use a smooth ricotta and mix it with pesto, should make a good combination And it really did! Sautéed off…

Baked Rava Idli and Potato Curry

There’s nothing like those few dishes that your mum/family makes that you just have cravings for once in a while. This particular dish was something that had been on my tongue, and mind, for weeks! Before you go too far into this post and feel a craving coming on, you are going to need some…

TimTam Chocolate Surprise Marble Cupcakes

Another birthday (and soccer) baking recipe! This time I felt a bit like experimenting with the concept of marble cakes, chocolate surprised and interesting icings. All in one cupcake! Now I will admit this was not a cheap endeavour. Lindt Lindor balls were on sale, and yet this was more expensive that I would have…

Spiced Ricotta Balls

A while back (yes I fell behind on my posts) I did a massive bake for morning tea at work and some birthdays. When I started I had about 3 dishes in mind, and then I just added stuff as I went along. This is an “addition” recipe, and yes there’s cous cous involved (insert…

Lemon Birthday Cupcakes

Birthdays, birthdays, birthdays… I love birthdays and everyone deserves to feel special and loved on their birthday. Last week I ventured into the world of cupcakes for the first time in a while with the intention of icing them and everything to make them special for people’s birthdays. Personally I love a chocolate cupcake, but…

Dhal

I’ve had a lot of requests for this one lately so here it is. Disclaimer here is that every family makes it slightly differently, so, if you’re reading this and have a different recipe, good for you! There are so many different types of lentils and beans that you can make dhal with and while…