I have a great weakness for custard (crème anglaise) – I suspect about fifty per cent of desserts and cakes could be improved with some custard poured over them. This is, I have realised since moving to the United States, a rather English mentality. While I would smother apple crumble or Eve’s pudding in thick, […]Read more "Summer berry trifle"
Once again, it is the time of year when I put up my very-belated post about the most recent Christmas. Plenty of reasons why it is a bit late this year – the whole time really was packed with big events, but, as always, my parents put on a beautiful Christmas in their home in Sydney. […]Read more "Sydney Christmas 2012"
I have been placed in charge of doing desserts this Christmas, and I have already begun making food-based Christmas gifts, so there is a lot of season-appropriate recipe-posting to come. However, I suspect most posts will come after Christmas (at least after the point at which they would be much good for anyone who wanted to […]Read more "Christmas Round-Up"
Another late post? I never get an opportunity to cook like I do during the Christmas holidays – I can take a little time off working to devote to cooking; I have access to a fantastic kitchen at my parent’s house in Sydney; and I get many days to make as much good food for as many […]Read more "Post-Boxing Day Feast 2011"
Marzipan is one of the most significant traditions in my family. Every year for Christmas my mother and aunt Estelle would spend hours shaping and painting the most stunning marzipan fruit – usually to go on top of the Christmas cake. In recent years, they have made separate batches and then had a competition on whose […]Read more "Christmas recipe 4: How to make marzipan fruit"
There are a few American foods that I have adopted since moving to the States, but I believe none I have taken to so wholeheartedly as making a large batch of alcoholic eggnog at Christmas. I don’t care if Christmas in Australia often means that it is swelteringly hot outside and this rich drink, full […]Read more "Christmas recipe 3: Eggnog"
Last Christmas was now a long time ago, but I still have photos and recipes that I haven’t yet put up. And maybe now that the weather is turning, it will be just the kind of thing you need to think back to the holidays and either: 1) Start getting excited about summer, if you […]Read more "Sydney Christmas 2011"