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Hazelnut Brownies

It’s a bakers sin, I’ll admit it, but I’ve never made brownies before. Everybody loves a brownie but they’re not too high on my sweet-tooth list so I’ve never bothered. Seb and I had been invited to a last minute BBQ on Anzac Day to watch the big football game (which is quite unusual for us) and we had nothing to take. I knew I had 100g butter in the fridge and some leftover chocolate and hazelnuts from these biscuits I made last week, however I didn’t check to make

It’s getting quite late so I thought I’d keep it short and sweet – much like these biscuits! This week we remember the ANZACS, so I thought (as I do each year) I’d make a batch of the famous ANZAC bikkies… but this time with a twist. Last year I baked the traditional recipe for the blog (found over here) but these, I have to say, take it to a whole new level. I’ve tweaked the recipe a little bit to make them softer and much smaller – bite size

I’ve been so busy with work lately, I feel like I’ve been neglecting the blog! I feel so bad if I don’t post at 6am on a Tuesday morning. It’s quite silly the pressure I put on myself, which surprises me as I’m not usually this organised. The only reason why I’ve kept it up (the only thing I can put it down to) is the fact that I love doing it. It’s hard finding the motivation (especially on the weekend when all I want to do is relax) but

This recipe is perfect for those warm summer afternoons. It’s great for those nights when you have a few people around. Throw in some fresh fruit, white wine, ginger ale and schnapps and you’re good to go!

Well what a contrast in weather from last weekend to this weekend! From high thirties straight to low twenties. The sudden drop in temperature meant I felt like putting on my uggies’ and cooking something comforting. Cauliflowers were on special in the supermarket so thought I’d use this as part of a pie. It’s a vegetable I often overlook so thought I’d give it go. In the end it was quite a simple pie to make, and a great way to use up any excess vegetables you may have laying

It’s been so incredibly hot in Melbourne this past week. It’s not too bad during the weekdays when I’m at work (in the safety of the air con with a cardigan on!). I can bare with it on my way to work, during lunch and after work when it’s cooled down slightly. This weekend however, for me, was a killer. We don’t have air con at home and it… is… hard. Hard to cook, hard to clean, hard to get comfortable – hard to do anything! BUT the good thing

Well, time flies when you’re having fun. This blog post marks my 100th! Whoo hoo! So I thought I’d make a towering (but little) cake to celebrate the occasion. Call me crazy, but I’m not usually a big fan of chocolate cake. Strangely enough I decided to make one to mark this momentous occasion. I’ve been on the hunt for the perfect recipe this past week. It had to be chocolately enough without being too extravagant. I really don’t like recipes that require 64 eggs, 900kgs of butter and gold

Pad Thai

I hope everybody’s feeling nice and relaxed after the Australia Day holiday? I was quite happy to have a pretty relaxing weekend to be honest. On Saturday Seb and I popped around to a friend’s place for an Aussie BBQ, followed by a bit of basketball in the park. Good ol’ fashioned fun. For this week I decided to make Pad Thai. When we moved back to Australia just over two years ago, we stopped through Thailand for a couple of weeks. Whilst staying on the Island of Koh Lanta, we

Nutella Lamingtons

This week I thought I’d make something traditionally Australian for the upcoming national holiday – The Lamington. Oh goodness they’re amazing. If you’re reading this post in some exotic country and have never heard of lamingtons, well then you’ll HAVE to try this recipe – there’s no two ways around it. They’re small squares of sponge cake, dipped in chocolate and covered in coconut (and sometimes with a strawberry/raspberry jam filling). Whilst brainstorming for this weeks Australia Day post I came up with the brilliant idea of Nutella Lamingtons –

Christmas and New Years are behind us, and I’m well and truly back into the swing of things.  This was my first shoot for the year and honestly, I felt a little rusty! It’s actually been quite a while since I photographed some food. I completed shooting all the Christmas recipes at the end of November (ages ago). All December was spent posting on the blog and getting the book ready for print. As I said last week, although it was a mammoth undertaking, it was all totally worth the effort!

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