Savoury

Pork & Cabbage Dumplings

Easy pork and cabbage dumplings, a recipe filled with juicy minced pork and finely shredded cabbage. Pan steaming the dumplings allows them to form a crispy bottom and a soft, chewy texture similar to gyoza. They have more ‘bite’ than you would get with using just a steamer basket. No Rules! There are no rules… Read More Pork & Cabbage Dumplings

Baking

No-knead, overnight bread

Mmm look at that texture of this no-knead, overnight bread. Your family will be singing you praises when they wake up to the smell of freshly baked bread. If not, they don’t deserve you! 🙂 No knead recipes have been doing the rounds for a while now, but I need to jump on the bandwagon… Read More No-knead, overnight bread

Desserts, Gluten Free

Chocolate Mousse

Sometimes the simplest recipes like chocolate mousse can cause a lot of confusion. Some recipes are as simple as melted chocolate folded into whipped cream. Others use gelatin to set the mousse or whipped egg whites to lighten the mixture. There is no right or wrong way, it just depends what you want to do… Read More Chocolate Mousse

Desserts, Gluten Free

Glucose vs Corn Syrup vs Sugar

Whats the difference? It’s about crystallization, sweetness and texture Whats the difference? It’s about crystallization, sweetness and texture. REGULAR SUGAR is made up of glucose and fructose molecules which are linked together and like to re-connect. Stray grains of undissolved sugar can trigger a cascade effect of reconnecting the molecules which causes your sugar to… Read More Glucose vs Corn Syrup vs Sugar

Baking, Gluten Free, Savoury

Crispy Kale

I fell in love with crispy kale chips during my time in the MasterChef Australia house. As contestants, we lived together and each night we would take turns to help with ‘family meals’ after what was usually a gruelling day of cooking in the MasterChef kitchen. Kale was always in abundance as we looked in… Read More Crispy Kale