Breakfast

Lemon Pikelets
Lemon Pikelets

  The word that comes to mind when you first lay eyes on a pikelet is, cute. A pikelet is a mini version of a pancake and is prevalent in Australia and New Zealand. It is about 75mm in diameter, roughly about the size of the lid of your canned beans. Add to that...

Big Fry-Up Breakfast
Big Fry-Up Breakfast

Breakfast with the family on the weekends is a relaxed, muted but lavish affair. For once, I am not the one doing the cooking. That alone makes it a special treat for me. We have fresh eggs from the chooks, my favourite Kransky sausages from the deli, fresh herbs from...

Hot Cranberry Scones
Hot Cranberry Scones

When I was living in Singapore, one of my favourite bakeries to visit was "Four Leaves". They had amazing cakes and a delicious array of baked buns and goodies. I surprise myself when I say this but I think Singapore had better bakeries and a mind boggling...

Authentic Dutch Pancake Poffertje Recipe

  A while back I had mentioned how we oohed-aahed and literally drooled over this generous plate of dutch pancakes/poffertjes at a local fair. It didn't help that they looked gorgeous and were dolloped with fresh cream, strawberries and caramel sauce :). Well, I...

Almond And Rose Bread – Amande Rose Pain
Almond And Rose Bread – Amande Rose Pain

On a visit to a deli and specialty food store in St.Ives, I found a beautifully packaged box of rose petals by Pariya.  It is no secret that I love rose petals in cooking and am always looking for unique and creative ways to cook with them. With the weather being...

Potato Bacon And Egg Grill Sandwich
Potato Bacon And Egg Grill Sandwich

I did a hearty and warm salad for dinner last night. No pasta and no rice, I thought to myself. I whipped up a hot pot of pumpkin and potato soup. Drawing inspiration from a Lyonnaise salad that I make quite often, I decided to make a warm version of it with some...

Dutch Pancakes aka Poffertjes
Dutch Pancakes aka Poffertjes

I had my first taste of the scrumptiously delicious 'Poffertjes' at the St. Ives Heritage Fair in Sydney. There were heaps of fruits and toppings to choose from, we chose fresh strawberries with whipped cream and chocolate sauce and were instantly hooked. The snaking...

Apple Fritter Donuts
Apple Fritter Donuts

My first taste of apple fritters was when Nick was trying to charm my socks off back in 1995. It was the first thing he ever cooked for me. As I watched him wield a whisk and crack eggs on the rim of the bowl, I knew I had found a keeper. The fritters were golden to a...

Buttermilk Banana Walnut Bread
Buttermilk Banana Walnut Bread

As bakers, we underestimate the value of having a frozen loaf of a delicious cake or bread in the freezer. A frozen slab of something spongy and fluffy, just waiting to be heated or toasted in the oven will cure those midday blues and save your skin when you have to...

Ramona And Beezus Raspberry Muffins
Ramona And Beezus Raspberry Muffins

Have you watched Ramona and Beezus? Based on the best selling books, the movie is about the hilarious and bittersweet adventures of young Ramona Quimby played by the very expressive Joey King and her older sister Beezus played by songstress Selena Gomez. I watched the...

Petit Carrot Muffins
Petit Carrot Muffins

Being a parent means trying to make recipes that go that extra mile for you. Something that you can entice your children into eating and if the need arises, offer it to your "grown up" friends and family by dressing it up a little. And if that recipe is fast...

Baked Ricotta And Mars Bar Hotcakes
Baked Ricotta And Mars Bar Hotcakes

  These past two weeks have been a whirlwind for me. Projects, kids, bus trips, socializing, gym, landscaping and the usual daily grind have kept me on my toes and I haven't been posting on the blog nearly as much as I would like to. I have been cooking though...