Month: March 2013

Feb-March (Adelaide!)

I took a little break from blogging to travel a little to Adelaide for the music festival, Soundwave and to Cairns to visit our families. I had such an amazing time in Adelaide, specifically the Central Markets. We were staying a 5 minute walk away so we went there for breakfast everyday. I used to live in Adelaide so I have some really great memories from going to the markets every weekend and getting fresh croissants and tarts. They have this amazing shop called Dough which has the most incredible food next to two big cheese shops that have delicious cheese from around the world. This shop ‘Say Cheese’ is always super busy and they regularly have cheese tasting. We found this dessert in a confusing little part of the market and seriously, this is the greatest thing I have ever eaten and will probably ever eat. The white is a vanilla bean custard and the center is made up of sea salt meringue, orange chocolate and a soft centered caramel truffle. Just…oh..god words cannot …

Rib-eye steak with blue cheese mash, caramelised balsamic onions and red wine sauce

This dinner was so amazing! Sweet caramelised balsamic onions and the sharp creamy mashed potato are perfect side dishes to the rib-eye steak and red wine sauce. I loved this dish so much, I honestly can’t believe how well everything works together. I seriously recommend making this dish, including using rib-eye. Compared to porterhouse or rump it seems a bit pricy but it is just the most tender and juicy cut. I also recommend using stilton or gorgonzola cheese, as better quality cheese will keep the flavour when it’s heated. I will definitely be making this dish next time I have people over, I’m sure it will blow their minds.   Balsamic onions – 2 red onions – 1 1/2 tbs balsamic vinegar – 2 tbs brown sugar Method Slice onions and add to pan on medium heat. Cook until soft then add vinegar and sugar. Leave on medium for 15 minutes, stirring often. Turn to low and leave onions to make blue cheese mash. Blue cheese mash – 400g cream delight potatoes – 1/4-1/2 …

Banoffee Pie

Banoffee Pie is a delicious combination of a condensed milk-caramel filling and fresh bananas. They go together so well and this recipe is sure to please. You can make it with a pastry or with a crumb base. Both are equally delicious, but I find using pastry is a lot faster and I always have sheets of pastry in the freezer. You can either sprinkle nutmeg on the top or cinnamon, or even a combination of both. Try not to eat all the condensed milk before you make the filling, that stuff is soo good! I found the best way to store this is to eat it all at once. I mean, you know, I guess if you wanted to keep it covered in the fridge for 3 days, that would be ok too. Banoffee Pie – 2 medium – large bananas, sliced – 2 tbs golden syrup – 395g/12 1/2 oz can of condensed milk – 75g/2 1/2 oz unsalted butter, chopped – 1/2 cup light brown sugar – 1 1/4 cups thickened (heavy) …