Panna Cotta with Caramel Sauce Cockaigne and Caramel-glazed popcorns

So I made some panna cotta the other day. The recipe yielded 6 servings and we had only eaten two. It would be too boring to have them with raspberry coulis and berries again, (please see my previous post for recipes of panna cotta and raspberry coulis) and besides, I’m itching to try a different way of plating my dessert. My inspiration for this was a picture I saw on the internet. It was beautifully plated with a popcorn atop the panna cotta, and I thought, oh! how creative and beautiful! I have never made caramel either and it seems like this is a good time to try. 🙂

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Panna Cotta with raspberry coulis and berries.

So I have just started watching the latest season of MasterChef Australia. Yeah, the season has just recently ended, and much to my horror, I accidentally got to know who the winner is by reading a friend’s post on Facebook. 😦  But still enjoying the show regardless!  I am so, so, so awed and inspired by the contestants! I can’t believe the kind of dishes and plating they are doing in the first few weeks of the competition. Personally, I really enjoy MasterChef Australia a lot more than the original MasterChef. I feel that there’s a lot more about cooking, and more mentoring and advice given by the judges and guest judges. I as a viewer, seemed to also be learning more from watching how the contestants cook, the ingredients they use and the way they present their food. Oh my goodness, the way they present their food – I’m so inspired! Read More »

Nostalgic childhood treats: Iced Gems (Recipe) 

These are the biscuits I love to eat as a child but I only got to know what they are called a few months ago! Everyone I knew in Singapore spoke about these biscuits so fondly and how they would eat them (only icing, throw away the biscuits/love the biscuits, hate the icing/pop the whole thing in) but none of us knew the name of these delightful treats. It was only when I am now faraway from home and to my utter surprise, found these biscuits in a local supermarket a couple of months back, that I know what they are called! Read More »

Want a quick dessert tonight? Try Gordon Ramsay’s Bread and Butter Pudding. (Recipe) 

I love desserts. And Friday nights. I like to think that meals on Friday nights should be a little more special – kind of a way to celebrate the approaching weekend, and a nice home-made dessert was that little extra special thing I wanted to do this Friday.

I envisioned something sweet, warm and fresh-out-of the-oven for dessert, but I didn’t have the time to spend hours on making one dessert. Baking cakes, pies and biscuits was out; I just didn’t feel like putting in so much work. So I turned to Mr Gordon Ramsay for some inspiration, and his Bread and Butter Pudding recipe caught my eye. Perfect. One of those just-put-everything-in-a-bowl-and-throw-it-in-the-oven kind of recipes. My favourite kind of recipe. 🙂 Read More »