chocolate Posts

Chocolate macadamia truffles

4 Jan 2011 | 30 Comments »

I made chocolate truffles for a few food blogger friends and played with the idea of creating chocolate and macadamia truffles, unfortunately the chocolate overpowered the macadamia. But stay tuned as I’ll continue to experiment with flavours to create more yummy chocolate creations.

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.

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.

Just Desserts – Tomislav, Darlinghurst

20 Oct 2010 | 19 Comments »

Tomislav joins forces with pastry chef Chris The from Black Star Pastry to devise a 7 course dessert degustation; something that sounds so wonderful in my mind.

Jaffa Cake

17 Oct 2010 | 25 Comments »

A classic combo of chocolate and orange, this cake is light, moist and made from blended candied orange. YUM!

Chocolate marshmallows and a new addition to the cooking arena

5 Oct 2010 | 27 Comments »

I christen my brand my KitchenAid Mixer by making homemade marshmallows. These marshmallows are so soft and fluffy and are way better than the store-bought ones.

Daring Bakers: Decorated Sugar Cookies

27 Sep 2010 | 38 Comments »

My first successful Daring Baker’s Challenge. It was fairly easy but the challenge was to try to come up with something creative to satisfy the theme. So now I present to you my birthday cookie cake (Thanks to Ant for his creative juices)..

Pastry class with Ngaire

14 Sep 2010 | 22 Comments »

I take on making three types of pastries with the assistance of Ngaire

A marathon: 200-plus cupcakes for my sister’s 21st!

8 Aug 2010 | 38 Comments »

Not really knowing what to get for my sister’s 21st birthday I decided to make her a 5 tier cupcake stand filled with about 200 mini cupcakes! It was a week of experimentation and exhaustion but it looked awesome in the end. I’m so not doing this again for the remaining sisters…