Tiramisu

I asked Ben what cake he would like for his 33rd birthday. He immediately said “Lemon Lime Cheesecake and Tiramisu!”. Now my Lemon Lime Cheesecake is the epitome of cheesecakes, it is so creamy, and light, and citrus-y, and the gingernut biscuit base gives it a really lovely point of difference to your run of… Continue reading Tiramisu

Crumbly Olive Oil, Rosemary and Pear Cake

I made this cake for Christmas with Ben’s uncle Pete in mind, as he is not too keen on desserts. I picked a more savoury dessert to see how he’d go with it 🙂 I think he liked it. It is quite a dense cake, you really don’t need more than a small slice. I… Continue reading Crumbly Olive Oil, Rosemary and Pear Cake

Chocolate Souffle

This chocolate souffle recipe is heavenly. I was amazed at how light the dessert was even though it was chock full for chocolate goodness! It was really creamy, not egg-y at all, and had such a lovely crust on top. We had invited Rani and Diep over for dinner, and I decided to make this… Continue reading Chocolate Souffle

Crema Catalana

I fell in love with crema catalanas in Spain. It’s quite similar to a creme brûlée, which is the French version, pretty sure the Spanish and the French are still arguing about who created it first. I find the crema catalanas have a strong citrus flavour, which is quite different. I had to make these… Continue reading Crema Catalana

Pulut Inti

The other day, I was struck by this need to have pulut inti. Pulut inti is a traditional Malaysian dessert of steamed glutinous rice with a sweet coconut topping, usually wrapped in a banana leaf. It’s like a small packet of delicious sticky goodness 🙂 Growing up in Malaysia, I remember my local kuih-muih (dessert) lady… Continue reading Pulut Inti

Mangomisu

Ben’s grandfather, Ken, Aunt Gwyn and Uncle Pete came down to Canberra to visit us recently. It was so lovely of them to visit, especially Ken, who is about to turn 90 in January! They drove down on Friday from Erina, in the Central Coast. I made a quick dinner on Friday, featuring seafood and… Continue reading Mangomisu

Gulab Jamun

Gulab jamun is an indian dessert. It is basically a fried doughnut that has been soaked in sugar water. It starts out as a fairly small fried ball, and then expands to about 3 times it’s original size, chock-full of sugar water. YUM. Can you say heart attack? It’s not as bad as jalebi. This… Continue reading Gulab Jamun