Tag: Annabel Langbein

The Nigella Diaries – Birthday Cake

I have to admit to not being a lover of either chocolate cakes or birthday cakes. I know, shock horror, who is this woman? But I have been known to make both because apparently, and more believably, other people are lovers of… Read More

Sorry Nigella…

Writing this post pains me. You see, I used to think that Nigella was never wrong. Ever. Nigella is perfect in every way. Until Friday. Until I made the Nutella Brownies from Simply Nigella. It all seemed so promising. The ultimate brownie made… Read More

How to make Louise Cake…

So anyways, I’m now deadline free- for the first time since the beginning of February. When I say deadline free, I mean freelance deadline free- the next draft of Finding John Smith (or whatever I end up deciding the title should be)… Read More

The best chocolate cake ever…

Yes, really. No exaggeration. In fact this cake is so good that it’s almost a community service announcement to share the recipe with you. It takes literally 5 minutes to put together. I timed it. The longest part of the preparation is… Read More

Friday Five…it’s back!

I haven’t done one of these since…since I can’t remember! Anyways, here goes: What I’m loving My new seriously tacky, but oh so cute, solar powered lanterns. I’ve hung them outside in the pergola and at night they give a really cool… Read More

Cooking the Books: Week 2

Inspired by my friend Mel over at The Cooks Notebook, I’ve taken on the challenge to cook from as many of my cookbooks this year as I can. What came out of the books and onto the table this week? More than… Read More

How to make: Strawberry Cloud Cake…

Anyone who spends any amount of time in the kitchen will have a party favourite in their repertoire- you know, that one dish that you pull out every time you have a crowd to feed. This Strawberry Cloud Cake is mine. It’s… Read More

How to make: Lime and Sesame Beef Stir-fry

One of the biggest challenges when on the healthy eating bandwagon is enjoying the process. Let’s face it, at the end of a hard day, very few of us flop through the front door,  yelling ‘hi Honey, I’m home…and I’m hanging out… Read More

how to make: sticky toffee pudding and the wickedest wicked toffee sauce…

Here in Sydney as Autumn arrives and the nights are getting cooler, getting something warm in the belly is pretty important. So, here is a heart warming recipe that is also teeth rattlingly sweet. Anyways, if you’re like me and on the… Read More

how to make: oysters and champagne sabayon

Just how amazing are eggs? I mean seriously amazing? Aside from basic poaching, frying and the comfort of boiled eggs and toast soldiers, omelettes and frittatas, coddling and baking, there’s the really magic part. Take Annabel Langbein’s Strawberry Cloud Cake for instance?… Read More