Authentic Vanilla Bean Egg Custard

The festive season is well and truly upon us. Last minute Christmas present shopping, wrapping of said presents, Christmas carols, list making, menu planning. It can all feel a little chaotic. Truth be told this is one of my favourite … Continue reading

Rhubarb, Hazelnut and Wattleseed Friands

The markets have been so satisfying lately. Colourful, bountiful and summery. Spring and summer sure do bring some tasty wonders. The Rhubarb in particular has been striking. Those ruby stalks standing out in a green sea of spinach, kale, pak … Continue reading

Mini Chocolate Meringue (or what to do with 2 egg whites)

I often find I have 2 egg whites left over from recipes. (these were from my chocolate mousse) I could save them up in the freezer until I had enough to make a batch of friands or macarons, but more … Continue reading

Chocolate mousse with creme de cacao blanc (and a runners up spot for me)

Sometimes you just want rich indulgence. A moment where guilt does not apply. That my friends is exactly what this dessert gives you. Rich, bold and satisfying. Dark Chocolate mousse is something special in this world. Airy, yet dense and … Continue reading

Mini Raspberry Cheesecakes

A quick post for some indulgent weekend baking. Cheesecake always freaked me out as a kid. There was something about having cheese for dessert that just didn’t make any sense. At the time the fanciest my cheese knowledge got was … Continue reading

Burnt Butter and Vanilla Bean Madeleine

Nothing could be more suited to accompany a cup of tea more, than a pillowy light, sweet, buttery Madeleine. Small and delicate, light and spiced there could be nothing more perfect. These Madeleines came from a place of whim and … Continue reading

Flourless Hazelnut and Rose Dark Chocolate Brownies

There are some flavours that are made for each other, and Hazelnut, rose and dark chocolate certainly are one of those combinations.   I have contributed a brownie recipe before, deeply rich and sweet, fudgey and outrageously delicious (find it … Continue reading

A Deconstructed Lemon Meringue Pie

I love a deconstructed dessert. They save time and hassle, but often present amazingly. In a glass, on a plate or in a jar, it doesn’t seem to matter, they just look pretty. A few herb blossoms picked from an … Continue reading

Fresh Mint and Choc Chip Ice Cream with a secret twist

This has definitely been my year for growing mint. It came in early, and flourished out into thick leafy bounds, spilling onto the concrete. That was early September and through an interstate move (and a 12 hour drive in the … Continue reading

Coeliacs Awareness week….. and my top 3 recipes

Coeliac Disease is more common than you probably know. With 1 out of 100 people being affected by the auto immune disorder. So chances are you know someone who has it. Coeliac disease creates an abnormality within the body that … Continue reading