Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Sharing Cake with The Selby

It was fun eating cake with Todd Selby today! Thanks to Scrap Wall for accommodating us at his beautiful shop ONE Limited and to Murray Bevan for informing me that Todd was in the mood for cake.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Laduree Recipe Book

My beautiful friend Clare who lives in Paris sent me over this book, which is full of recipes for the sweet treats that make Laduree so famous. Of course it has an entire section devoted to macarons, as well as other delectable things like tarts and sorbets. Thanks Clare, I love it!



Sunday, February 20, 2011

Vegan Dark Chocolate and Orange Cake

I've had a few requests for vegan cakes lately so thought it was high time I let go of my fears of making one and just give it a go. I found this recipe for a chocolate and orange cake with the help of my friend Bonnie who is in transit to becoming a vegan. She swears by it and it's no surprise. Who would've thought a fat free cake with no eggs, butter or milk could be so delicious? It's moist and rich and oh so virtuously healthy. 

Recipe adapted from fatfreevegan.com

Ingredients:
Flour
Sugar

Baking soda

Salt

Cocoa

Cinnamon

Soy milk
Vanilla
extract
Balsamic vinegar

Fresh orange juice

Orange zest


Thursday, February 17, 2011

Chai Latte Cake

This cake gets its flavour from the delicious traditional Indian spiced tea, masala chai. To make the latte, which is poured into the cake mixture, I infused some chai tea bags in sweetened hot milk and added cinnamon, ginger, cardamom, cloves and even some fresh black pepper. The result is a delicate, spicy and rather unusual tasting cake. To top it off, condensed milk is used to make a sticky glaze.

Ingredients:
Organic milk
Chai tea
Brown sugar
Cinnamon
Ginger
Nutmeg
Cardamom
Cloves
Black pepper
Flour
Butter
Vanilla extract
Organic eggs

Glaze:
Butter
Condensed milk
Icing sugar
Spices
Also comes in cupcake form.




Thursday, February 10, 2011

Cute!

Happy Valentine's Day for Monday everyone

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Thanks Viva and Ruby Boutique!

I get a small shout out in Viva today as well as a post on the Ruby Boutique blog. Thanks!

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Ruby Boutique + Valentine's Day

Ruby Boutique has asked me to collaborate with them to make this year's Valentine's Day more delicious. Each store will be selling these little packets of vanilla spice cookies decorated with special love sugar from the 12th of Feb (for $6.00). Cute idea huh?