Friday, December 31, 2010

Happy 2011!


Ice Cream Book

Ice creaaaam....

I am on a look out for a good ice cream book. 

If you do know a good one, please let me know ;) 


Thursday, December 30, 2010

Summery Mango Kisses

A bunch of us got together and celebrated Christmas eve. 

We made it into a potluck style, where we're to bring a dish.

Guess what I brought?

Desserts of course!

It's easy.

All you need are:
Meringue Kisses (Coles sells them) - crush/break with your hands
Fresh Mangoes (chill) - slice and chop them 
Passionfruit sauce (chill) - I used passionfruit sauce with yogurt, because that was all I could find at the supermarket.
Pistachios - grounded
Whipped Cream (chill)

1. Assemble layer by layer - alternating.
2. Leave the chopped mangoes at the end for the top.
3. Serve.

*best served chilled, so only assemble when you're ready to eat.
 (Chill - Mangoes, Passionfruit sauce and Whipped cream)
*if you don't like Yogurt (i scooped out more passionfruit sauce than yogurt), you can use Mascarpone cream or just buy Passionfruit sauce - Victoria Basement sells them.

Enjoy! :)

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Peanut Butter Lover

A fan of Peanut Butter? 

Yes, ME ME ME! 

Did you know that you need about 550 peanuts to make just a jar of Peanut Butter!!?

OMG, that's crazy loads of peanuts, don't you think? just to make a JAR! And I just go through em' like there's no tomorrow..

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Merry Little Christmas @ Passionatemae's Place

I've been meaning to blog..but I have been so extremely busy lately...

Hope everyone had a Merry Merry Christmas yesterday!

Here are some photos from yesterday's Xmas Party that we hosted at our place for the very first time.

We had 2 different was for the savoury food and the other; sweets.

Savoury: Salt & Pepper Calamari, Garlic Chilli Prawn skewers, Chips, Fried Wanton, and Salad

Sweets: San churros, Macarons, Oreos Slice, Mini Rockers, Daim Chocolates, Gum Balls, M&Ms, Gold Coins, Doritos, Santa Chocolates, and BBQ Crackers

(There was more food, but I was too busy running around, that I forgot to take a picture)

Salt & Pepper Calamari

 Garlic Chilli Prawn with zucchini skewers 

 Wanton served in Pop Corn box

 Grilled Garlic Chilli Prawns

Snowy Snickers Pie 

A little something for the guest to take home

Merry Christmas Everyone! Thanks for coming :) Hope everyone enjoyed themselves!

It was a great one!

Enjoy! :)

Monday, December 13, 2010

Happy Birthday Brother!

Today is my brother’s birthday!
Happy Birthday Troy!

You know I love you to bits…
I hope you have a great birthday with all the planning I’ve done.
Love always,
Your sister <3

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

How to save your cake?

Have you ever made a batch of cupcakes or muffins and it doesn't turn out the way it should?
Don't worry, I know how you can save it! Don't throw it away...

Before transformation.

Here's what you need:
Crumbly cake/muffin
Liquid or something that would help to stick (melted butter, melted chocolate, beaten cream cheese, maple syrup, etc)
Biscuit crumbs (any type)
Melted butter
Thickened cream

Here's what I did...
1) Break it the cake/muffin into pieces/mash them.
2) Mine was a little crumbly, so I added maple syrup. Do make sure not to over add, add just enough for it to stick together.
3) Line a springform cake tin.
4) Make a biscuit base (any biscuits, crush finely add melted butter) and pour into the tin to set in the fridge.
5) Heat up some cream till it simmers. Add to chocolate, let it sit for a minute before stirring until it melts. (Making ganache)
6) Start layering with a layer of the cake base on top of the biscuit base.
7) Add a layer of ganache. Let it set in the fridge for about 15-20 minutes.
8) Repeat step 5 and 6 until you've finished using all. End with the chocolate ganache.
9) Decorate with M&Ms.
10) Keep in the fridge until ready to serve.

Hope it wasn't too hard for you to understand. 

Be creative!


Sunday, December 5, 2010

Christmas BBQ lunch with the Blacks!

So last weekend, we were invited to a Christmas BBQ lunch. It was a really good meal! We thoroughly enjoyed the delicious food, courtesy of Mrs. Cynthia Black. 

Check out what's cooking on the BBQ pit! 

Some Italian Sausages, Lamb and some chicken sausages...

What a refreshing salad...

Another yummy delicious dish...

Yummy roasted potatoes...

Spicy Italian sausages...

Succulent Lamb...

Dessert to die for! Coconut Meringue with Mangoes drizzled with Passionfruit sauce...

How can you resist such a yummy looking dessert! 


Friday, December 3, 2010

I'm still here :)

I know it has been a while since I last posted something up. Please be patient with me. I've been fairly busy lately. 

Anyway, it's TGIF! So what do you have planned for the weekend??

Xmas is around the corner another 21 days left! HOHOHO

Have a great weekend everyone! :)