Not one to give up after my first attempt, I ended up making frozen cheesecake balls using ice cube trays and then coating them in grape gel or white chocolate. These worked beautifully. Continue reading
In recognition of ‘International Pancake Day’ – or Shrove Tuesday
When I was younger and growing up in country Victoria, the biggest thrill of going into the nearest provincial city was eating out. We ate McDonalds once a year (if we were lucky) and at other times, for a posh outing, were allowed to go to the Pancake Parlour. Yes, even then I thought it was a bit kooky, but I just couldn’t get over how delicious pancakes could be.
Now the point of this recipe is show. And why not? After all Shrove Tuesday, or International Pancake Day (for us gluttons) only happens once a year. This is hardly a recipe, more an assembly job. Inspired by the wonderful stacks of pancakes that make eating pancakes such a special thing. Continue reading
This is what to do with experiments in molecular gastronomy. Hide it in mousse. Super easy (apart from the fruit caviar part), light and with a delicious surprise of bursting ‘grapes’ in the middle. I like the added texture from the tempered white chocolate and the salted caramel sand (which also contrasted the sweetness of the grape). Continue reading
My youngest son and I love Ricardo’s café, especially their beautiful cheesecake spheres. One day, as he poked about in his apple cheesecake, admiring the apple caviar and white chocolate and gel coated sphere, he wondered if Ricardo’s could make cheesecake that looked like a bunch of grapes… (and bless him, he suggested it to one of the staff, then for the next few weeks, wandered in regularly to stare hopefully at the display to see if his suggestion had been created yet).
This made me think, could I make something like that? Continue reading
Salted caramel Tim Tam tart
This recipe for a salted caramel Tim Tam tart is inspired by the inspirational limited edition salted caramel Tim Tam.
This recipe calls for 6 salted caramel Tim Tams. They come in mini packs of 5 biscuits, so you will need two packets to make this recipe… (you’re welcome). Continue reading
I’m a sucker for a Tim Tam. I just don’t suck Tim Tams.
This year is the 50th anniversary of the marketing of the Australian Tim Tam biscuit. It was inspired by the UK ‘Penguin’ biscuit. When I lived in the UK, I went out of my way to find Tim Tams, but never Penguin biscuits. The same was true for vegemite – I guess it comes down to what you grew up with.
There’s only two things I like better than salted caramel, and they are chocolate and more chocolate. This delicious tart combines luscious salted caramel on a chocolate biscuit base and it is topped with swirls of dark chocolate ganache. So quick and easy to make!