Friday, November 28, 2014

Sweet Findings

Hey!

I have found some cute amazing simple gifts for you in this week's Sweet Findings.


1 - I have one, and it's awesome! If you love waffles, this is a good one to get. $89.00 (homewaresdirect.com.au)

2 - Popcorn - YUM! This maker is so cute, just microwave it! $38.90 (crateandbarrel.com)

3 - It's always nice to have a great set of serving utensils, it's engraved too! $48.51 (shopbop.com)

4 - Please, can I have all of them! How cute are these confectionery phone cases?! (pinterest.com)

5 - It doesn't get any cooler than these funky Mohawk Salt 'n' Pepper shaker! $58.21(shopbop.com)

6 - I need these cute Pie Crust Cutters! $24.00 (williams-sonoma.com.au)

psssst...there is a sale going on in Shopbop now!

Have a great weekend! :)

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Melty Chocolatey Truffle Cookies

Who loves Chocolates?!?! 


These melty chocolatey truffle cookies are rich in chocolate. It's eating chocolate truffle but in a cookie form! How great is that?

Thanks to my favourite blogger/baker - Joy the Baker. Joy has created this awesomeness! The recipe is from her latest cookbook - Homemade Decadence. If you haven't gotten your hands on it yet, you MUST! :)

So here goes, get ready to fatten up and taste that chocolate truffle in your mouth!


I have word some parts of the recipe in my own words according to Joy's recipe. 

All you need:
(makes about 30 cookies - 1/2tbsp size balls)
1/2 cup plain flour
1/2 cup caster sugar
1/4 cup unsweetened Dutch cocoa powder
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt 
1 tsp espresso powder (optional)
2 tbsp unsalted butter, cut into chunks, room temperature
1/3 cup (~3oz) 70% dark chocolate, chopped (not in photo)
1 large egg
1 tbsp pure vanilla extract
1 cup icing sugar, sifted (1/2 cup was more than enough)

All you need to do:
1 - Pre-heat the oven to 185C, line baking sheets with baking paper.


2 - In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, sugar, cocoa powder, baking powder, salt and espresso powder (if using). 


Add butter.


Rub until it resembles breadcrumbs. Add the chopped chocolate and toss well.


3 - In a small bowl, whisk egg and vanilla. Add egg mixture to the chocolate mixture and stir with a fork until slightly moistened. Use hands to press the dough into a ball. Wrap in cling wrap and refrigerate for about 30 minutes.


4 - In a medium bowl, add the icing sugar. After 30 minutes, remove dough from fridge, shape it into tablespoon size balls (i did 1/2tbsp size for mine). Coat the balls generously in icing sugar. 


Place on prepared baking sheets. Leave 2 inches space between cookies. 


5 - Bake until the cookies are just set, but still slightly undercooked on the inside, about 10 minutes. 
Let cool on pan for 5 minutes before transferring to cooling rack to cool completely. (you can serve warm too after dinner). Cookies will keep for up to 4 days in an airtight container.


Have a chocolatey day! :)

Monday, November 24, 2014

Salad Love Cookbook Giveaway Winner

It's Monday! And it's time to announce the lucky winner!


Congratulations to......

JalsCTL!!!

You've won yourself a copy of Salad Love by David Bez cookbook!


Please send me an email to claim your giveaway. 

Thank you to all who took part in this giveaway! Sorry if you did not win this time, don't worry, there will be other giveaways! Stay tune!

Thank you to Hardie Grant Books for sponsoring this amazing Salad Love by David Bez cookbook!

Happy Monday! :)

Friday, November 21, 2014

Sweet Findings

Hey!

Seriously, it's really getting really hot! Even in the house with the A/C on. It's 35C today in Sydney. 

Anyway, let's get ready for the holiday season shall we?? 

I have gathered 6 Seasonal Holiday recipes for you in this week's Sweet Findings.


1 - Learn to make a great Bourbon Pecan Pie with Dark Chocolate (Joythebaker.com)

2 - The Perfect Pumpkin Pie (cupcakesandcashmere.com)

3 - Easy peasy Christmas Peanut Butter Chocolate Bon-bons (passionatemae.com)

4 - Those cute Gingerbread Cookies (thecandidappetite.com)

5 - How about some Peppermint Candy Sugar Cookies (bakerella.com)

6 - Cool down this Summer with Candy Cane Ice Cream (chewtown.com)

Have a great weekend! :)