Sandwiches: the classic chicken sandwich


Let’s talk sandwiches. School Sandwich I gave up on sandwiches for a while – I had lived on Vegemite and Kraft cheese sandwiches at school for so long. It was the ultimate school lunchbox go to sandwich in Australia in the late 70’s.  I am sure I thought that I was cool having the cheese … Continue reading Sandwiches: the classic chicken sandwich

Mediterranean Dip: Whipped Feta with charred tomatoes


whipped feta dip with charred tomatoes

Over the weekend I tried a lovely homemade spinach and feta dip at my neighbours. This inspired me to create my own mediterranean whipped feta dip. I then found a NY times whipped feta recipe which further inspired me.  This is my take on Sarah Jampel’s published recipe though I have tweaked it and converted … Continue reading Mediterranean Dip: Whipped Feta with charred tomatoes

Anzac Day: The ultimate Anzac cookie ice-cream sandwich


I began mucking around today with ideas for Anzac Day baking. You shouldn’t steer to far from the delicious chewiness that is the traditional ANZAC cookie. I did however become inspired by the thought of an Anzac cookie ice-cream sandwich. This may have been due to the tub of Kapiti camomile and salted honey ice-cream … Continue reading Anzac Day: The ultimate Anzac cookie ice-cream sandwich

Steamed Salmon with Fruit Salsa


5 from 1 vote Print Steamed Salmon A lush sharing dish for a special occasion Course main Cuisine global Keyword entertaining, salmon, salsa Prep Time 10 minutes Cook Time 10 minutes Total Time 20 minutes Servings 6 people Ingredients Salmon 2 portions salmon, pin-boned 2 tbsp olive oil or avocado oil 2 tsp sea salt … Continue reading Steamed Salmon with Fruit Salsa

American Butter Cream Icing


Print American Butter Icing An American Buttercream Icing for Cupcakes Course Dessert Cuisine American Keyword icing Prep Time 10 minutes Total Time 10 minutes Servings 20 cupcakes Author V B Ingredients 500 g icing sugar 150 g softened butter 60 ml milk Flavour vanilla Instructions Mix together with a whisk attachment in a stand mixer … Continue reading American Butter Cream Icing

Hot X Bun Pudding


  Print Hot Cross Bun Pudding A lusciously decadent pudding you can create with left over, day old, hot cross buns. Course Dessert Cuisine global Keyword hot cross bun, pudding Prep Time 10 minutes Cook Time 25 minutes resting time 30 minutes Total Time 35 minutes Servings 8 people Author V B Ingredients 6 hot … Continue reading Hot X Bun Pudding