Although I was up to my neck in dirty nappies and baby vomit (I had a week alone with the two kids whilst my husband traveled interstate for work), I couldn’t let the day come and go without making a bit of a fuss of Heidi.
So we had a small family afternoon tea, and Heidi and I did some baking… (I must add that Heidi wears her Liberty print apron every time she cooks… most of the time naked underneath!)
Cheats chocolate fondant was my first attempt to master desserts in 2012 (as I proudly announced to be my New Years resolution a few moths ago)…
I would hardly label this attempt as mastering. As the recipe title suggests [cheats], if you get it wrong it will still come out right!
Brilliant. I needed something that would boost my confidence, easing me into this accuracy challenge. To put the pressure of this challenge into perspective, here’s a saying my mum would recite to me when I was younger (and she still does occasionally now)….
“scratch-patch, rub-a-dub, near enough, good enough Bernice”
It’s recently come to my attention that I’m quite confident when it comes to savoury cooking, but I have lost my way with the sweet stuff. Back in my Hotel Management days (when I spent a third of my studies in the kitchen, mastering the… Read More
I few weeks ago I was asked by one of the mums at mothers group about cooking with almond meal, and the type of cooking you can do with it. It reminded me of the wonderful biscuit recipe I was given when I was doing… Read More
I defy anyone to pass up a hot apple crumble with custard and ice cream on a cold wintery day (and we’ve had a few of those lately in Melbourne – winds straight from Antarctica!!!). This is my favourite apple crumble recipe, which I cook… Read More
Wouldn’t you love to wake up to these on your rostered-day-off?
I served these up for my husband last week when he was home on a week day. I tried to keep them as healthy as possible – using fruit as the filling, wholemeal flour in the crepes, and natural yoghurt instead of cream/ice-cream as a topping… here’s the recipe:
Spiced apple crepes