Coffee And Cream Pavlova - Cook Republic

Coffee And Cream Pavlova + Pavlova 101

It is that time of the year when a lot of us who love to entertain go on the hunt for the perfect show-stopping dessert. Because come on, a glorious dessert is worth much more at a gathering than any dish you create, isn’t it? I obsess a lot about what to cook and serve my guests at a dinner party but more so for the dessert. I like to get my dessert sorted early on especially because desserts can be made ahead. It always makes me feel more p... Read More >>
Chai Latte Tiramisu - Cook Republic / styling & photo, Sneh Roy


Christmas is just over six weeks away. Okay, now you can panic! I had that moment about two weeks ago when I realised that the whole year had slipped through my fingers and that my boys and loved ones would be the only ones waking up to no presents under the tree, if I didn't get my act together. So I started putting aside 15 minutes each day to research and order/plan/buy presents both online and in stores. Two weeks of 15 minutes a day and ... Read More >>
Instant Chocolate And Avocado Mousse - Cook Republic

Instant Chocolate Avocado Mousse

I first had a chocolate-avocado combination a few years ago at a friend's party where another friend had brought chocolate cupcakes with chocolate avocado icing. Ummm. It was okay. Strictly. I would need to have it at least ten times before I started enjoying it in some capacity. And I would have never been able to cajole the boys into trying it. The Flavour Thesaurus cites Chocolate as being a great flavour match for avocado because of avoca... Read More >>
Baileys Winter Cocktail Shake With Hot Chocolate Fudge Sauce - Cook Republic

Baileys Winter Cocktail Shake With Hot Chocolate Fudge Sauce

Give me a spectacular cocktail with a bit of dramatic flair and I am your girl Friday! The Leo in me loves the theatre that unfolds on the table when you are presented with an interactive cocktail or dessert for a special occasion. For my third recipe collaboration with Baileys, I decided to combine all these ideas and emotions into a cocktail shake with a flaming marshmallow atop a layer of creamy foam and hot chocolate fudge sauce. Let t... Read More >>

Baileys Jelly And White Chocolate Mousse

I recently discovered a great little trick to creating an instant jelly with the use of cornflour as opposed to gelatine. This kind of jelly sets much faster and has a mousse like consistency, making it ideal for fast desserts. After experimenting making this jelly with all kinds of fruit juices (orange was my most favourite!), I decided to play around with my most favourite winter warming liqueur - Baileys Irish Cream. The result was an amaz... Read More >>
Baileys Salted Dark Chocolate Panna Cotta - Cook Republic

Baileys Salted Dark Chocolate Panna Cotta

Imagine a dinner party set at a long, vintage table with crystal goblets and crackled plates amidst tall flickering candles, their flame bouncing off a bejeweled low hanging chandelier. Imagine a glorious dessert platter of shimmying, jiggling, wickedly deliciously Baileys Salted Dark Chocolate Panna Cotta waiting to be dug into with tarnished, ornate dessert forks! Everybody knows I am not a dessert person. But this panna cotta, oh my g... Read More >>