Daring Bakers Challenge August 2010: Baked Alaska with Brown Butter Pound Cake

my rendition of the Daring Bakers Challenge for August 2010: Baked Alaska with Brown Butter Pound Cake, lavender was the flavour of my choice for the icecream inside

The August 2010 Daring Bakers’ challenge was hosted by Elissa of 17 and Baking. For the first time, The Daring Bakers partnered with Sugar […]

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The Post Flu-Recovery Afternoon Tea

If my quiet blog for the last week and a half has been any indication at all, I was struck by the wretched flu bug. Die you foul virus die! Well, it started off viral; my immune system and lungs took a terrible beating and then it was hello bacterial infection. The […]

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Durian: Olfactory Crime or Wonder?

<Sniff sniff>You smell that? Are you lured by the smell of durian or are you repulsed by it? Such is the unique quality of this fruit that you either love it or turn your nose up in disgust. I am at heart a Durian gal through and through. For those who aren’t sure […]

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Robust Ox Tail Soup

 Robust & warming ox tail soup – gelatinous & tender meat in a very tasty punchy broth

If you’ve followed my previous posts since I’ve started this blog in January, you’ll often find references to my mom when reminiscing on the things I grew up eating or the things she made for us […]

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Adriano Zumbo's V8 Cake

One word: INSANE!

Mission somewhat accomplished! Indeed,  I felt like I survived the worst kitchen battle I’ve ever put myself through. Adriano Zumbo! What a genius! RESPECT! And I thought I was pretty insane when I decided to attempt this painful V8 cake featured as a pressure test in the most recent Masterchef Australia series. At 12am, I should […]

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Seduce Me Chocolate Fondant

Molten Chocolate Fondant or Lover, I mean..Lava Cake 😉  with some leftover caramel ice cream

Ooooh, baby baby baby, you sexy thang! Tonight, I whipped up a super quick and easy but oh so seductive molten chocolate fondant that sent me soaring to chocolate heaven! Indeed, it was a rapturous moment licking […]

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