Chocolate croissant or almond croissant, which would you choose?
Every year for her birthday morning tea, my workmate B brings in a box full of cannoli from Corica Pastries for everyone in our team. I’ve been working with B for over 3 years now and the birthday cannoli is something I really look forward to. I only eat cannoli once a year – at […]
Nicole Jackson, here’s a pie post I think you’ll like! :D PuffsWith my sister and her hubby in town from Sydney, Mum invited all of us “kids” and our partners to a curry puff making (and eating!) session. Jac usually joins in the curry puff making, but I must admit my curry puff shaping skills […]
We’ve cooked minchee using turkey mince previously (I have a category devoted to minchee), and I remarked on how “wormy” the turkey mince looked. It tasted fine, but I think pork mince remains the ideal meat to use for minchee. We cooked up another batch of turkey mince minchee recently though, because 1) we needed […]
My last day at work was also my birthday, and I wanted something really good for my morning tea. Something good meaning something served hot – with pastry! Morning teaI organised a platter of sausage rolls and spinach and ricotta parcels. I brought a container of tomato sauce from home, for dipping. Tupperware fans will […]
This is something I’ll definitely miss from my old job – birthday afternoon teas from Chez Jean Claude Patisserie with my now ex-team mates. A cup of tea, something sweet and decadent, chatting and laughing, and forgetting about the stresses of work for just a little while. This was workmate R’s birthday celebration. We’d se…
Recently, my mum gave me these puff pastry squares with a container of chicken and potato curry. As she explained, they’re her “cheat’s curry puffs”. She’s made these for workmates and friends recently, and thought I’d enjoy them too. With the pastry warmed in the oven, and the curry zapped in the microwave, thes…
Jac recently bought a box of mini meat pies, sausage rolls and quiches and a full-size pastie from the bakery at The Bentley Centre. I ate one of each mini pastry, plus half the pastie, which Jac and I shared. The mini meat pies were especially good, filled with a combination of beef mince and […]