GINGERBREAD DECORATING

Today it has been a very typical Melbourne winters day, so what to do with two very bored and active 3.5 year olds? Decorate gingerbread ladies/men. I pre-made the cookies yesterday so they were all ready for today’s adventure. Little man got a tad excited and hungry at the same time and his is just…

POACHED QUINCES

I have always been intrigued by these wonderful winter fruits and I am ashamed to say that I have never attempted to cook with them until today.  I was also inspired by a recent preserving cooking class I did with Annie Smithers, where she had made a beautiful quince jelly with hers. I absolutely love…

RHUBARB AND OAT BREAKFAST MUFFINS

There was a bunch of rhubarb hanging around in the bottom of the fridge so I went on an investigative hunt in the cookbooks to find a basic muffin recipe to incorporate the rhubarb in, as well as a look in the pantry for anything else to add in. One of my favourite breakfasts is…

LOTS AND LOTS OF CAKE – WEDDING CAKE TESTING

For a 8 inch Cake or 8 cupcakes 125g softened unsalted butter 1/2 cup caster sugar 3 eggs 80g melted white chocolate 3/4 cup plain flour 1 teaspoon baking powder 1.  Using an electric mixer beat the butter and sugar until creamy and pale.  Add each egg separately and mix to combine.  Add the melted…

CREME BRULEE FOR ONE

If there is one dessert that is ordered time and time again by my husband its creme brûlée. He is becoming an expert on who makes the best one in Australia, and trust me he has eaten quite a few. So with this challenge in mind, I thought I would try perfecting the technique of…