Archive for December, 2010

Christmas baking: Shortbread & Gingerbread men

24 Dec 2010 | 19 Comments »

Christmas is upon us. Two things that I associate with Christmas are shortbread and gingerbread men; here I put a little twist to both these easy recipes.

Chocolate almond clusters

22 Dec 2010 | 14 Comments »

With Christmas on the way and being very limited with time to bake, I whip up these quick and dead simple chocolates as gifts.

Sydney Food Blogger’s Xmas Picnic

15 Dec 2010 | 23 Comments »

The second annual Sydney food blogger’s Christmas picnic was organised by Helen of Grab Your Fork and Suze of Chocolatesuze for over 60 food bloggers last weekend. It was a lovely day for socialising and feasting; this event shows how tight the Sydney food blogging community is.

Chocolate hazelnut tart

13 Dec 2010 | 16 Comments »

The second lot of desserts I baked up for Dario’s food photography session. Chocolate and hazelnuts are a match made in foodie heaven. This tart was discovered on my recent trip to San Francisco where I discovered the wonderful joys of Tartine Bakery.

Couture Cake Classes – Christmas Cake

10 Dec 2010 | 26 Comments »

Over the weekend I was invited to attend a cake decorating class with Couture Cake Classes. I have no experience decorating cakes with fondant but I think I did pretty good in creating a cute Christmas-themed cake.

Mango pannacotta with jasmine tea syrup

6 Dec 2010 | 23 Comments »

One of the desserts I prepared for a food photography/styling session with Dario of This pannacotta is smooth and creamy, you can’t go wrong with teaming it up with mangoes.

Vue de Monde, Melbourne CBD

3 Dec 2010 | 18 Comments »

Vue de Monde is the ultimate dining experience! Shannon Bennentt creates innovative food which plays with the senses; his dishes are a work of art and they tantalise the taste buds.