It looks deceptively like cheesecake but it’s not!
Surprise, wide-eyed wonder and best of all daggy open-mouth looks were all the reactions I expected when I unleashed this dessert upon my unsuspecting cousins; great entertainment for me! And how could it not be when popping candy’s featured as the hidden surprise! Revisiting Heston Blumenthal’s Popping [...]
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‘Cow’ Banana Cake for my Cow-crazed friend
C is a cow enthusiast and we’re not talking merely an ordinary hobby: what we’re dealing here is a cow obsession of world-record-hopeful proportions. Believe it or not there is already a record-holder. However C has never catalogued any of her ‘cowlectibles’ which span across all categories [...]
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We spent Boxing Day indoors this year; no shopping madness, no post-christmas meals, no entertaining. I thought I got my wish for a really and quiet lazy day but by nightfall J and I were absolutely bored and restless so we decided to hit the great outdoors the next day and indulge [...]
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J & I hosted a halloween costume party two nights ago, pot-luck style which required each guest to bring a ghoulish-looking dish, giving them the license to be as creative as possible. (Photos below). The results were impressive; everyone dressed to KILL and the food was to DIE for. Pictured below is also the character [...]
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<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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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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When I was growing up, we would have this cake on rare occasions; rare because I can safely say I’ve eaten this cake maybe five times in my life so far but everytime I do, this beauty of a cake leaves an impression on me. I would pause to marvel at the multi-layered construction [...]
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