104 posts tagged recipe
My Uncle had a croquembouche for his wedding - a huge tower of profiteroles filled with cream and drizzled with chocolate and caramel. It was rumoured to be very expensive. But honestly, I would have prefered this version - with donut holes! Yum! Plus this is such a stunner - imagine pulling this out at a party! I would eat this entire thing myself…
I’m not a big drinker, but when I do I like to drink something incredibly fruity and sweet… I’m not a classy drinker. So these fruity infused vodkas are right up my alley! The three ‘recipes’ are Strawberry Basil, Lemon Mint and Orange Pomegranate. Yum, yum and yum. Especially Strawberry Basil!
Y’all loved the liquid conversion chart so much I knew you would also love this amazing illustrated recipe for royal icing! Sweetopia is one of my favourite cooking blogs, if you haven’t already, please check it out!
I love classic recipes that are simple yet delicious. Pineapple Upside Down Cake is all that and more! I love the idea of making mini versions of cakes, especially if you’re planning on sharing (or you just want to avoid eating a whole cake… though cupcakes can be incredibly moreish!))
I’ve always been incredibly impressed by people who are able to decorate cakes and cookies like this. There are so many variables when it comes to food - having the correct tools, temperature, ingredients - and knowing how to combine them to create something so beautiful! Sweetopia has lots of recipes like this so make sure to check them out if you love cooking (or just love looking at things like this like me!)
Valentine’s Day is coming up, (well it’s soon, and I figure if the shops can have eggs out already, then I can post Valentine’s DIYs!) and even if you don’t have a significant other to celebrate with, it’s still fun to get in the spirit of love, and what better way than macarons!? They are seriously my favourite thing in the world. OK, so they’re really not that easy to make but I’ve been told that it’s a lot easier with the right tools.
Hands up if you love nutella! Hands up if you love cinnamon rolls! Ok everyone, put your hands down. Here is the recipe for you - a combination of these two amazing delicacies in one. Imagine these straight out of the oven… mmm. Time to get baking!
How many glasses of water are you meant to drink a day? It feels like I’m drinking litres of it right now with this horrible hot weather. But every day I get to the point where I’m staring at that glass and thinking… ugh. Water is better for you, but it’s not exactly the most thrilling drink in the world. I hate cordial, so these ‘recipes’ are a god-send (plus you can eat the fruit afterwards!). Strawberry and basil sounds amazing, I think I need to try that one ASAP!
My niece’s favourite part of Christmas (apart from the obvious presents!) is bonbons. She once opened a whole box of them, just one after the other! I think she just loves surprises to be honest. So when I saw these cookies I knew she would love them too. I’m going to make some with the mini m&ms and probably the candy bracelets too. In fact I’m pretty sure everyone will love these… but Mia will probably be the one who breaks them all open!
One thing I miss about America is appetisers. We don’t really do it here, and when we do it’s usually garlic bread! I loved getting those appetiser plates with all the really bad food for you on it - mozzarella sticks, potato skins, Buffalo wings. Yum! But what I really loved were Jalapeno Poppers. That mix of bacon, cheese and pepper, all crunchy and hot - yum. I have tried this recipe and have to say, even though I was a bit iffy about the goats cheese they were really tasty!
Oh boy, I lovecinnamon soft pretzels. They are like the ultimate comfort food and I’m sad that I can only get them if I travel an hour out of my way. I found this amazing kids recipe website called Weelicious and this amazing recipe for soft pretzels and squealed with delight! I haven’t had much luck in the past with bread recipes… I don’t completely understand the complexities of yeast and why it never wants to work for me. But I’m gonna try for the pretzels… for the pretzels.
One thing I love to do but am always terrible at is cake decorating! I always see pictures of these delicious cakes and think - I could totallydo that - and they always promise that it’s so easy! Well when I saw this cake I thought, ‘Easy? Yeah right’. But once I actually saw this tutorial I thought - hmm, maybe I coulddo that! Yes, it would take more than the usual slap dash 5 minute icing job, but if you’re wanting to make a cake for a special occasion then this would be perfect. Plus don’t you think it looks even more delicious?!
If I had to choose between tea & coffee, it would be tea every time! I read a lot of Enid Blyton and other British authors when I was younger and they always had tea - when they were having afternoon tea, to warm them up, with breakfast. It is like a comfort drink - hot tea with sugar and lemon. Yum. And of course, when you have tea, you need a biscuit to dip (is this just a British/Aussie thing?!) How perfect are these shortbread bikkies for that?! If you’re not keen on green tea I’m sure you could substitute your favourite. Right, all this talk of tea has me craving. Tea break!
If you’ve never had bubble tea, you have to try it! It’s like a sweet, milky tea that you can find at some Asian restaurants (in Adelaide there’s a Bubble Tea shop downstairs of the Myer Centre in the City!) If you want to try it but can’t find it from stores or you love it and want to have it whenever you want, this is a great recipe from The Kitchn. Have fun!
Unusual Icecream Flavours | Huffington Post
Would you eat bacon ice cream? Or tomato balsamic? Well I would be impressed if you managed to eat a whole bowl! Huffington Post has a round up of 16 very unusual ice cream flavours for you to try, and though I’m not going to be making avocado or cheddar cheeseice cream, I would love to try Lavender & Dark Chocolate. My family once went to a lavender farm and I got to try lavender cream filled chocolates - so delicious! But of course if you’re keen to try a strange ice cream recipe, click here and check them all out!