Procrasti-baking. A fluffy yogurt cake topped with honey and vanilla poached rhubarb. Baking cake before one travels is probably not advisable but this is really really delicious cakeRead More
Recipe free post today chaps! Just some snappy snaps of the gorgeous street art I saw on long walks during my time in Georgetown, Malaysia (between plates of Char Keow Teow, and rojak, colourful servings of Ais Kachang and big bowls of Asam Laksa)Read More
I am feeling great twinges of jealousy every time I open my instagram account and see all these beautiful fall recipes. Particularly pumpkin recipes. So here is a recipe for pumpkin pie spice cookies. In the shape of pumpkins.Read More
Mofogly Cookies (Mother-fuckin Ugly Cookies in honor of some of the beliefs and attitudes expressed today). They look like squashed turds, kind of like politics. But they are also rich, warm, comforting and delicious - so we can hope not all is lost. A fitting metaphor cookie. They are stuffed with chocolate, marshmallows and caramel.Read More
Earthy and creamy tahini over crispy fried cauliflower. This is one of my favourite dishes from my hometown.Read More
A cinnamon/sticky bun hybrid full of crunchy pecans, buttery apples and cream cheese.Read More
In honour of my new ink here is a recipe for some fudgy chocolate cuppy cakes with a earl grey & chocolate ganache frosting. They have a delicate crumb and smell incredible but are best eaten same day.Read More
Risotto has a mixed rep. Masterchef obnoxiously calls it the "death dish". The Katering Show dubs it "fucking dinner porridge". Some think that you will be stuck at the hob stirring until your arm drops off. Not true. Twenty minutes of your care and attention is all it really needs. No shortcuts. You are coaxing the starch out of the rice grains to achieve a creamy consistency. If you do it right you should have a dish that is warm, cheesy, oozy with a delicate al dente bite.Read More
Have you been watching The Katering Show? If not start now. It is brilliant. Amongst other things they shit on the over saturation of food porn media, road-test a "german death machine" (read: Thermomix) and find the hilarity in fad food trends like paleo and quitting sugar. They have mini breakdowns some of which are worryingly familiar and relatable. Mostly they tend to try and emulate the smug attitudes of yummy mummies and various tv food persona. Watch it here. Do it now.
And yes - I do realise the irony of showing a video on a food blog that satirises food media but really food media and all that goes with it deserves to be mocked sometimes.
We got some snow. It wasn't much. A smattering really. The kind of snow fall that would make our Northern European friends scoff. But you could smell it on the air and everyone got very excited. It doesn't snow often in my little town. After the initial excitement we retreat indoors and seek out comforts - a crackling fire, a soft kitten and something sanguine, warm and sweetly spiced to drink. Glühwein, a German mulled wine, is my current winter drink of choice.Read More
Six months have passed since I last looked at my little blog. Six months since I set off on my trip. Nothing worked how I had planned which is not to say things were bad. They were just really different. And really really fun. Now I am back in a kitchen and baking like a mad woman.Read More
A sad puppy stands guard out the front of a store selling ancient pottery.
Hoi An in my mind has a very specific colour palette. Rich yellows and oranges, deep reds and vibrant greens. It is a popular stop for most tourists offering a calming reprieve after the chaos from cities like Hanoi or HCMC.