Tomato, Onion and Pear Relish

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Mmmm relish! I’ve never made relish before, but since we’re having a BBQ this Saturday and we don’t have any ketchup…I thought I’d try my hand at making relish with whatever I had in my pantry using the Thermomix. Continue reading

Hong Kong Style Egg Tarts

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Egg Tarts were a real treat growing up, my family would order a plate of these at yum cha and we’d also buy them from a Chinese bakery once in a while. Egg tarts are a variation of the English Custard Tart, minus the spice. The buttery pastry combined with the delicate custard makes it a moreish brekkie/arvo tea/dessert/supper/snack! And in my opinion, the Cantonese version tastes better than the original 😛

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Heston’s Bacon and Egg Ice Cream

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A couple of months ago, Cooking Crew went to K&K’s housewarming party. We had a lot of good food that night, but Jason’s attempt at one of Heston Blumenthal’s signature dishes from The Fat Duck created a memorable experience for everyone. Continue reading

Steamed Mussels with Chilli Tomato Sauce

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I never used to cook mussels as it was in my ‘too-hard basket’, this was until I started using the steaming function on my Thermomix. I’ve made these mussels a number of times now and it’s always a crowd-pleaser. I think my friends and family love it because the mussels don’t get overcooked and the sauce is infused with seafood essence. Make sure you have some crusty bread ready as people love dipping their bread into any left-over sauce! Continue reading

Super Quick Watermelon Sorbet & Granita

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I’ve had my Thermomix for almost 3 months now, I first saw it in action 9 months ago at a home demonstration. The demo was more like a feast as the consultant whipped up 9 dishes in 3 hours for the 12 of us. I was very impressed by this kitchen appliance and spent the next 6 months thinking about the price tag and doing my own research on this gadget with over 20 functions. What eventually convinced us that this was worth the money was seeing my mum use her “Thermie” daily to make all sorts of dishes- food that she would not have otherwise made if it weren’t for her Thermomix. Continue reading

Neil Perry’s Cream of Mushroom Soup

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I love making soup as it is so simple yet so healthy.

I found this Neil Perry of Rockpool recipe on the Qantas Recipe Archive and gave it a go when I had guests over, I served it with some pan-fried croutons topped with parmesan cheese. Continue reading

Heston Blumenthal’s Perfect Steak

DSC00685Borrowing items from the library is not something I’ve done since high school (somehow I got away with not borrowing books at uni!) and for some reason I had the assumption that community libraries only stock old books. But for the past year, Peter and I have been borrowing books and DVDs from our local library and I have been amazed by the collection of cookbooks and cooking DVDs that you can actually borrow!

A few months ago, we borrowed How To Cook Like Heston which features six episodes where Heston Blumenthal focuses on an everyday ingredient on each episode. Unlike his other series, these episodes are practical for those who don’t have a science lab kitchen. I really enjoyed the series as he demonstrated some great techniques and dispelled a number of cooking myths. If you like cooking or just watching Heston, I totally think you should watch this series. Continue reading

My Mum’s Almond Cookies

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I have fond memories as a five year old coming home from school to the smell of freshly baked almond cookies. Recently, I asked my mum to show me how she makes these bite-size cookies that is crunchy at first bite then slowly crumbles in your mouth. This is a Chinese almond cookie recipe that I think could easily compete with the ones bought from Chinese bakeries. Continue reading

Matcha Green Tea Crème Brûlée

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If you’ve been following Foodsaurus, you might have noticed that I love green tea flavoured food.

About a month ago, I picked up a Crème Brûlée Set which included a blowtorch and four small ramekins at Victoria’s Basement after my mum convinced me to buy it so that she can borrow it in the future. Continue reading

Food from my Childhood

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There’s only one primary school lunch that sticks to my mind – my friend’s packed lunch. Continue reading