Australia Day says Lamingtons to me. So this is my twist on the original. A soft, rich flourless chocolate roulade, filled with raspberries and cream and covered in coconut. Don’t be put off by the rolling of the roulade, it’s not hard, and you can conceal any cracks, which will appear, with extra coconut. There’s a ‘how to roll a roulade’ video to watch too. Ingredients For the cake 180g best quality dark chocolate 6 eggs, separated 175g castor sugar Icing sugar f...read more
Celebrate Australia Day with a great ice cream cake, chocked full of our favourite chocolate biscuits, Tim Tams. Ingredients 1 litre Vanilla Bean Icecream 500ml Chocolate Icecream 2 packets Tim Tams, chilled 100g macadamia nuts (optional, chopped For the icing 120g 70% dark chocolate 100ml cream For the Icecream Cake Line the base of 23cm springform cake tin with baking paper. Chop the chilled Tim Tams and keep refrigerated till ready to use. Soften the chocolate icecream. Add the macadamia nut...read more
This is the perfect quick, zingy salad to serve when it’s so hot, you don’t feel like cooking. Just cook a piece of beef, either BBQ, grill or pan-fry, wash and dry some salad leaves and herbs, whip up a quick dressing and ‘dinner is served’. Difficulty: Easy Time: 30 – 40 minutes, approx Serves: 4 Ingredients 500g beef fillet, or thick cut sirloin steaks For the Salad Selection of Asian greens and/or baby cos lettuce and watercress spr...read more
YES, YOU READ THAT RIGHT ! With Christmas Day already a memory, even the thought of getting organised for next year seems madness, but believe me you CAN start right now. Use these smart, simple tips and get a head start. The POST CHRISTMAS SALES are on, and you can save heaps. So get going !! 1. CREATE A CHRISTMAS WRAPPING STATION AND STOCK IT NOW… You might think that this is a little crazy, but if you decide on next year’s Christmas colours right NOW you can get great buys on wrapping p...read more
Well this is it, just three sleeps to go, and there’s definitely a buzz about town. Time to get excited and ENJOY this wonderful season with family and friends. The Final List Make any sauces or salad dressings you need, store in airtight containers in the fridge. By all accounts heaps of you have already prepared the Freeze Ahead Roast Potatoes I posted a day or so ago, it’s a real time-saver. Make a simple icecream Christmas Pudding and serve with Cherry Compote for those that d...read more
Having run a successful catering business in Sydney for more than 20 years, providing the highest standard of food and service for private and corporate clients, I have more than a few tricks-of-the-trade to impart to help make your entertaining easier. Sharing good food with family and friends is one of life’s greatest pleasures – entertaining should be easy and fun for everyone, including the cook.