6 April 2011
31 March 2011
Hummingbird Bakery's Coconut Meringue Cake. This recipe was (a lot) more complicated than the easy ones I usually attempt to make and of course i cheated quite a bit- I used desiccated coconut rather than fresh and I made the cake only two layers instead of three. There was a lot of mess involved and more bowls required than I care to wash up but it all turned out ok in the end. The whipped meringue icing means the cake is quite rich but not in a sickening way. I thought I had done a pretty decent job of it until I offered Husband a slice and he responded with........ "Wheres the chocolate?".
30 March 2011
Bill's in Darlinghurst. The inconspicuous corner cafe is Bill Granger's original eatery and its the perfect place for a coffee and Bill's famous scrambled eggs or freshly baked muffins and cakes. The food is simple yet amazing and the relaxed dining room has that quintessential laid-back feeling that you only get in Sydney. The Darlinghurst venue only does breakfast and lunch so it's a great option for a mid-week catchup with friends. You must order the ricotta hotcakes with honeycomb butter. Too good to describe.
3 March 2011
this recipe for a banana & blueberry loaf that is not only delicious but low-fat as well. I used greek yoghurt instead of the apple puree and added a splash of vanilla extract to bring out the banana flavour. This is the type of simple recipe that is easy to substitute with whatever you have at home, like raspberries, strawberries or apple. Perfect mid-morning sugar fix.
1 March 2011
I've been craving honeycomb cheesecake since I had it for dessert at a restaurant a couple of weeks ago but have failed to find a recipe that looked good enough to make myself. I gave up on the honeycomb and opted for lemon instead with this recipe. I added ginger biscuits to the base as well and it went really well with the lemon filling. You do need to have a bit of patience with a cheesecake as it should be eaten cold after refrigerating overnight, needless to say I couldn't wait that long and ate some straight out of the oven!
It's taken me 2 months to finally decide to take my new shoes out of the box! Husband was lovely enough to surprise me with a new pair Christian Louboutin heels for christmas and I've been too scared to wear them out simply because they're too nice. But, something that gorgeous shouldn't stay hidden away in the top of the wardrobe so I thought what better occasion for their maiden voyage than out to dinner for Husband & I's second wedding anniversary. This is the Louboutin Plisseta and the classic style & colour mean they're wearable with anything and the quirky heel gives them just enough of an edge to make them interesting. Very happy feet indeed.
10 December 2010
With Husband & I's impending move to the southern hemisphere, it occurred to us that we'll be unable to take our rather well stocked bar that we have accumulated over the years with us. So with the slightly nauseating thought of having to get through over 20 bottles of alcohol on our own we had a few people over on the weekend to help us make a dent in it. Needless to say Husband took the chance to slow roast as much meat as possible and I forced copious amounts of cheese and cake onto our poor unsuspecting guests. Topped off with a magnum of champagne, ginger ale cocktails and shameful Glee karaoke, there were a few sore heads in the morning. I'm definitely going to miss entertaining in our cosy little flat!