This Scrumptious Vietnamese Banana Cake With Caramel Sauce Is An Intriguing Cross Between Banana Cake And Baked Custard

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Someone needs to find a way for a bunch of bananas to ripen one by one, instead of the whole damn lot ripening at the same time and causing me to panic-eat bananas. I know you can freeze them and make instant 1-ingredient-banana-ice-cream*, but let’s be honest here. No one ever remembers that they have frozen bananas in their freezer. I found some in the bottom of my freezer dating back to when Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston were together.

*That is not real ice cream.

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Enjoy These Saucy Spicy Clams In Ginger Garlic Chilli & XO Sauce With People Who Won’t Snigger Every Time You Say Clam

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The other day I made the terrible mistake of telling some very juvenile-minded people that I wanted clams. “I’m craving the taste of clams!” I said. “What? I love eating clams. Especially big meaty saucy clams that you eat with your fingers and you get the juices all over your face… Will you guys stop looking at me like that.” For the rest of the day they kept giving me sly looks. This brought me to the conclusion that one should be very careful about mentioning clams to certain people.

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Come In For The Random Tinder Analogy and Stay For A Big Thick Slice Of Chocolate Fudge Cake With Chocolate Fudge Frosting

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If there’s something you cannot trust besides the department of meteorology and Tinder profile pictures, it’s the baking aisle of the supermarket. Those boxed cake mixes will lure you in with their siren song about the most amazing chocolate fudge cake of your dreams. It will only cost you $4 and cup of oil and an egg. AND YOUR SOUL.

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If You’ve Ever Wondered What Would Happen If Banoffee Pie And Tiramisu Had A Baby Then It’s Your Lucky Day: Magnolia Bakery Banana Pudding

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For our thirtieth birthdays – er, not very long ago, maybe it was even last year – my bestie Mary and I decided to go to New York. The trip was unequivocally centred around two things: shopping and eating cupcakes from Magnolia Bakery. We shopped every single day, and it’s safe to say that we are the worst/best shopping influence on each other – YOU HAVE TO BUY THAT - culminating in the performance of our lives by shopping for 12 hours straight in an outlet store heaven.  Halfway through we stopped for 5 minutes to toss back a cheeseburger each in the same way that marathon runners grab bottles of electrolyte water in the middle of a run. So epic was this shopping event that we both felt nauseous afterwards, mine further compounded by the Commonwealth Bank calling me to see if my credit card had been stolen by some criminal with a penchant for Fendi and Michael Kors.

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La Bête Noire. The Irony Of A Chocoholic Baking A Chocolate Cake That Is Far Too Chocolately Has Not Escaped Me

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For the first time ever, I was defeated by a cake. Not in the making, but in the eating. You might wonder how this could be possible, given that I’m a well-trained cake-eating machine. But I literally had to wipe the sweat off my brow and put the fork down after only 2 bites of a mere sliver. Then I stared at the rest of this enormous glossy cake before me, looking so huge and never-ending that I’m sure it actually disappeared into the horizon.

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Refrigerator Cake Sounds Like A Real Loser Of A Cake But Actually It Is Delightful

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Isn’t it annoying when someone casually tells you that they “just threw together” an elaborate 5 tiered multi-flavoured cake? Even though I’ve done enough baking for people to think that I’m whipping up desserts with ease, the process still feels like I’m dismantling a live bomb. All that business about careful measuring and adding eggs one at a time and compulsory folding of batter clockwise and WHATEVER YOU DO, DON’T OVER MIX and pulling the cake out of the oven at exactly the right second gives me the sweats. I even have a timer with big flashing digital numbers counting down to add to the drama. I completely understand why people just end up buying a cake from Coles. Okay maybe not from Coles. But what kind of childhood did you have if you never had a dirty $5 Coles chocolate mud cake for your 8th birthday?

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Quarter This Addictive Tiramisu Recipe If You Don’t Plan On Sharing It Otherwise You Will Somehow Eat This Huge Thing By Yourself

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This delicious recipe for tiramisu is a family recipe, which is true enough because my mum gave it to me. Now it shouldn’t matter that my mum definitely isn’t italian. She’s Vietnamese. However I don’t think her being in possession of a kick-ass tiramisu recipe is a completely weird thing because many of her vietnamese recipes are heavily french influenced, and Italy is right next to France, so….you know what I mean? However I’m quite certain that she never grew up on mascarpone cheese. Or any cheese. Sad face.

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Making Prunes Sexy: The Most Incredibly Decadent Chocolate & Prune Brownies

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These are the most seductive brownies I’ve ever had, and without sounding like a total brownie whore, I’ve had a hell of a lot of brownies. Besides the chocolate, they’re full of the world’s unsexiest ingredient, prunes. All the marketing for prunes seems to be related entirely to its uses as a laxative, but try not to think about that now. Taste these brownies and you’ll realise that those glossy misshapen globules magically create pockets of gooey texture and lend a deliciously rich yet subtle fruity sweetness to this deeply chocolately brownie. Sorry I didn’t mean to go all Nigella on you in that last sentence there.

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If You Must Eat Dinner From A Bowl On Your Lap In Front Of The TV, At Least Do It In Style With Truffled Mac & Cheese

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I’m pretty sure everyone loves mac and cheese. Everyone. I’m not nearly as certain that everyone loves truffles, being one of those things that you love or hate or maybe never had before because truffles are the most expensive food in the world and instead of eating truffles you had to pay rent or something boring like that.

 

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I Crossed Over To The Dark Side And Made A Raw Vegan Chocolate Raspberry Cheesecake…Or Should I Say “Cheesecake”

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You might wonder why I would even go near a recipe like this when I have already perfected an actual cheesecake, made of everything a vegan would run away from ie. all the dairy eggy refined-sugary goodness that makes life worth living. Yeah I don’t know either. Nonetheless, I decided to give it a shot to see if it was possible to make a dessert with all the vegan/raw constraints but also lived up to my impeccably high standards of deliciousness.

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