Wednesday, 28 April 2010

In Kiama

Until this Friday for our yearly off site team meeting :)
I'm away for work, but not far away from foods !!  Photos when I'm back ^_^
I leave you with a beautiful shot of sunset in Kiama...

Full Moon

Sunday, 25 April 2010

Flavours of Indonesia Macarons & A Food Filled Day

What to do on a long weekend Sunday ? Why not make some macarons with the girls ?
"Class" held at I Eat Sweet 's house.

Wanting to experiment on new flavours (been eating too much Zumbo macarons hehehe...), we decided to get inspiration from some traditional Indonesian sweets.
It is kinda scary because we do not know what it will turn out to taste like , there is a 50 : 50 chance it will turn out inedible.

The girls watching the macaron demo

L --> R : Piping the macaron batter  ;  Leave them out to dry until a skin is formed  ; Finished shells 

Took a quick break to have lunch while the macaron shells are drying or in the oven.
I was gonna do a BBQ but had to be canned since the weather is not permitting :)

Ordered in some pizzas from Crust. Heard they were quite nice so I was eager to try them.


The ever classic Margherita and the very yummy Peri - Peri Chicken.

The Upper East-Sider (like in Gossip Girl) of pizza, the Upper Crusts LOL  ^o^

They are rectangular shaped instead of the standard rounds. The Peking Duck is a tad salty, nothing to fancy. The Sausage Duo tastes like a meatlover pizza, except it's dabbed with some fresh mozarella here and there. 
Back to the macarons making, the shells are ready and the filling are ready too.

Presenting...the Indonesian Sweets inspired macarons !! 

Klepon Macaron
(Pandan Buttercream with Shaved Palm Sugar Centre)

Ketan Hitam Macaron
(Coconut Custard Buttercream with Black Sticky Rice)

Dark Chocolate Chili Macaron
( Dark Chocolate Chili Ganache)

Okay...perhaps this is not so Indonesian dessert, but there's chili in it !

Individually tucking them into mini baking cups to take home :)

Rainy Sunday Morning

Is a perfect day to (re-)start my blogging attempt :)

Why ? Attending the food photography workshop held by A Table For Two has kinda nudge me to try food blogging again.

Let's see how long I can keep this blog running this time round, perhaps I'm older now and wiser ?
My friends would say "Not a chance !!".

I love to eat and sometimes too much :P
My excuse would be I'm still growing...but sideways....

Let's start the first post with a baking post. I've been asked by the Sisters at my church to bring something for the morning tea after the morning mass at St.Bede in Pyrmont.

Chose a Donna Hay recipe from her latest magazine..a Stout Chocolate Cake with Peanut Butter Frosting.

Instead of baking it in a loaf as per the recipe, I've made them into mini cupcakes.

To my surprise, one recipe yields 5 dozens of mini cupcakes !!

The cake is very moist and chocolatey.
Using stout has added a light malty flavour to the cake, which is just lovely.
And the peanut butter frosting ? Let's just say that I couldn't stop "tasting" the frosting as I was whipping it up :)

Enjoy the rest of the Anzac long weekend everyone ^_^