Entries tagged cream

June 22nd, 2013

Chicken liver pâté


I’ve never made pâté before: something about it just seemed impossibly complicated in my mind. But it really isn’t hard at all. I used Nigel Slater’s recipe, it has a short ingredients list and is really quick, just a little messy (and kinda gross looking, especially those livers). The result is great though: very creamy, […]

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January 29th, 2013



A sweet cheese pastry dessert. From the lovely cookbook ‘Jerusalem‘. We substituted sour cream for goats cheese (because the goats cheese we bought was too salty).

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January 29th, 2012

Chocolate ganache tart with cream cheese pastry and raspberries


This was a new recipe for me, but using techniques that I’d tried before. I made it for a dinner party at a friend’s place. The pastry is actually an adaptation of a cookie dough recipe from Smitten Kitchen. It is a cream cheese dough, with extra richness from egg and orange zest. It is […]

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July 5th, 2011

Sticky date pudding


It’s been a particularly cold winter in Melbourne this year, so I thought we deserved a pudding. Mum used  to make this when we were kids, I’ve never made it myself before. It’s really just a wet cake mix with dates, and a toffee sauce poured over. I used a David Herbert recipe, but there are […]

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December 5th, 2010

Quiche with filo pastry


The other night, Kate made a delicious and simple dessert – cases of layered filo pastry, butter, sugar and almond meal, which she baked and then filled with yoghurt, honey and berries. They were delicious and had a kind of middle-eastern baclava quality to them. There was a lot of filo left, and inspired by […]

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October 15th, 2010

Chocolate soufflé


I’ve never made soufflé before. They didn’t really souffler the way that I had hoped (they did rise a little). They texture was lovely and light though.

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September 19th, 2010

Quiche with chicken, brie and shallots


I tried a new pastry recipe today – the “basic pie pastry” from James Peterson’s excellent book Baking, which is as it sounds – an extremely comprehensive guide to baking just about anything. The pastry was quick to make and was crispier and lighter than other pie pastries I’ve made in the past – I […]

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August 19th, 2010

Potato gratin with tallegio and pancetta


Perfect for a winter evening. Very rich though – I’m glad we don’t eat like this every night… The Making Of The Aftermath

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