chocolate

Cacao Nib And Mint Frozen Yogurt
Cacao Nib And Mint Frozen Yogurt

Once when I was seven and happily sucking on mint lollies perched atop a very small tree, my slightly older and much naughtier cousin who was sitting next to me swinging his legs said very matter of factly "You know, they make these lollies with toothpaste."...

A Kid-Baked-That Chocolate Cake
A Kid-Baked-That Chocolate Cake

Chocolate cakes come in all shapes and sizes. There are skinny sleek shiny ones with a bit of crust attitude, gorgeous plump ones, fast ones, sticky ones and plain-old-Jane brown ones that are going nowhere but please all. This one here is called A Kid-Baked-That...

Coffee Kugelhopf
Coffee Kugelhopf

  Sometimes when you have been baking for a very long time with a contraption that is probably older than you, you learn to read it inside out. I have a feeling that my oven was around when I was a little girl. That was a very long time ago. We inherited it with...

Honey Chocolate And Pistachio Bark
Honey Chocolate And Pistachio Bark

Winter officially kicks off tomorrow! Eeeps! Where did autumn go? I can't really complain because I have been truly making the most of autumn, not only with my cooking but also with my photography and travels. We escaped to a gorgeous retreat in the bush next to the...

Carnival Cookies
Carnival Cookies

  I have always fancied the idea of old travelling circuses. Right from when I was a child and watched Dumbo to a young girl reading Mr. Galliano's Circus by Enid Blyton under the covers at night to being fascinated by the mystery of HBO's Carnivale. The...

Choc Chip And Peanut Butter Shortbread Stars

I found a recipe for this gorgeous shortbread in a dog-eared 2006 food magazine. Staying true to my fiddly nature, I did tweak this recipe a bit and ended up with a version of the shortbread that would appeal to peanut butter cookie lovers and pure shortbread...

Heirloom Chocolate Cake with Chocolate Ganache

  Summer is on a slow decline here in Sydney. Thunderstorms cool the spiking temperatures every few days and tease you with the anticipation of autumn. On days like today when the sun is on vacation and there is a delicious chill in the air, there is nothing more...

Dark Chocolate Sunflower Bundt Cake
Dark Chocolate Sunflower Bundt Cake

I find baking in bundt pans very fiddly. I like ogling at cake pictures on sites like Sweetapolita and wondering "How the heck does she manage to get it out of that bundt completely intact?". See that is my biggest problem with bundt pans. No matter how well I grease...

Chocolate Bircher Muesli Cups With Toasted Marshmallows
Chocolate Bircher Muesli Cups With Toasted Marshmallows

I love my savoury breakfasts. And I love my porridge and overnight oats and Birchers. From never eating breakfast in my younger days to always preparing a nourished bowl or plate of something to fuel my mornings, I have indeed come a long way. I suppose when I was...

Milk Chocolate Popcorn With Sprinkles
Milk Chocolate Popcorn With Sprinkles

  When I was growing up, we only had popcorn at the movies. Twice, maybe thrice a year. Life was simple. Yet, that was enough to fuse a strand of thought in my head. One that connected popcorn with movies. One that compels me to make a batch of popcorn when we...

Cereal Nut Roll And Not So Sweet Chocolate Cake
Cereal Nut Roll And Not So Sweet Chocolate Cake

  It was April Fool's Day on Sunday. What we did for that in a minute. But first, how does the idea of your favourite cereal baked into a nice round loaf sound? How about a thick round slice of that loaf toasted and slathered with the best churned butter money...

Blood Orange Muffins
Blood Orange Muffins

I recently bought a set of digital kitchen scales. It is like having a toy in the kitchen. I keep putting random things on it just to see what they weigh. It amuses me. It is addictive to predict what something will weigh just before you hoist it on the scales. It is...