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

Lemon Lime Cheesecake

I love cheesecake, particularly no bake cheesecake. It just tastes so smooth and creamy, it has a kind of mouth-feel that you just don’t get with a baked cheesecake. So here is the recipe for my no-bake lemon lime cheesecake, everyone at the office can’t stop raving about it 🙂 Something to think about is… Continue reading Lemon Lime Cheesecake

Decadent Chocolate Mousse

This Chocolate Mousse is definitely decadent. It’s one of my guilty pleasures, and I only really bust it out for special occasions. I know this recipe is probably a bit more effort than your Coles/Woolies boxed mousse, but it is seriously worth the effort. I would advise using two people for this recipe, as one… Continue reading Decadent Chocolate Mousse

Leche Flan

I made this Leche Flan for my Asian dinner party – it was really easy to make and our guests loved it 🙂 The Flan was quite dense, and had some nice aeration in it. Once I had placed it in the oven to bake, it did look a little bit concerning for a while… Continue reading Leche Flan