Well now, isn't that a terribly mundane name for a stunningly good pie. Perhaps I could have gone with something more descriptive like Dairy-Free & Refined Sugar-Free Pecan Pie, but I feel that it's really just a longer and equally mundane name for a remarkable dessert. So remarkable in fact, I had to make a video -- but we'll get to that in a moment. Maybe I should have named it something more screechy and celebratory -- The Best Pecan Pie Ever!!!! Life-Changing Pecan Pie!!! OMG … [Read more...]
Not surprisingly most of my holiday recipes are for truffles or cookies or pie. This is not necessarily a bad thing.
Every year more and more people celebrate World Nutella Day and every year I post yet another Not-tella recipe in protest celebration. If you want to read my pasts rants explore my past iterations of all things choc-nut inspired you can head over to Chocolate Tahini Spread (nut-free Not-tella) or Chocolate Macadamia Spread (Aussie Not-tella) or Nut-tella-type Choc-Hazelnut Spread (3-Ingredient Not-tella) or even Banana Split Spread (heaven). Or you can simply make a batch of Choc … [Read more...]
Truth be told, you really can't go wrong with chocolate chip cookie dough. Of course there will be an argumentative few who shake their fists and insist this is not proper cookie dough and to them I say pshaw -- go on and eat your raw eggs and raw flour, if you need me I'll be watching from the corner with a cup of tea and a pile of cookie dough truffles. These babies were made for a bake sale late last year and took pride of place alongside those Lemon, Macadamia & Coconut Raw … [Read more...]
Boxing Day 2015, 10 am J: remember those leftover prawn rolls I made on Boxing Day last year? R: YES J: well we have cucumber and eggs and creme fraiche and bread but there were no prawns at Christmas lunch yesterday… 3 pm R: how 'bout you run into the fish market to get prawns and I stay in the car. J: and this is different to any other time because...? 5 pm J: give me a minute, I want to take a few photos R: can we eat now? J: hold on R: can we eat now? J: hold on R: can … [Read more...]
Santa came to our house a day early when I was growing up. Mom said it was because he knew we drove to my grandmother's farm on Christmas Eve day so he stopped at our place first, ensuring the presents were ready and waiting on the morning of December 24. We'd wake up early, collecting stockings from the staircase on our way down to the tree, eat baked french toast for breakfast, pack, pile into the car and for the next 8 hours -- over the river and through the woods, obviously -- to … [Read more...]
I know, I know, I don't post anything for weeks then here I am, BAM, with two posts in one day. However as it happened, I had this one all ready to go when I decided that I simply must do a post on brining -- including ratios if your turkey isn't the size of a small child -- before sharing the recipe for the turkey that was brined. Of course, as all things do these days, it took a bit longer than planned. And so we return to our regularly scheduled programming, joining the story a few … [Read more...]
If you've never brined a turkey before roasting now is the time to start. No, no, not next year, now -- or at the very least the next time you cook anything remotely turkey related. Because once you do you'll never go back, seriously. Ok, ok, how can I be so sure? Well only a few weeks ago I was you, well not really you, that would be impossible and a little awkward, but the non-brine-er part of you who is questioning my blatant confidence. You see for years I'd intended to try this … [Read more...]