18 October 2011

Luke Nguyen's Nem Lui Hue

No it's not a spelling mistake, 
Although that's easily forgiven with my track record in spelling.

I was watching Luke Nguyen's show Luke Nguyen's Veitnam 
And saw these little beauties being roasted on a BBQ-
They looked divine so I had to have a go!

It's pretty much pork & beef mince on lemon grass & cooked!
A definite must try!
Here's the recipe

I served them with a lemon, chili & coriander root dressing,
Enjoy! x

Birthday Cakes

"Would You Like Fries With That?"

Bun: Moist Butter Cake with Butter Cream Icing
and 'Rice Bubble' sesame seeds
Lettuce: Green Fondant
Meat Pattie: Rich Chocolate Mud with Chocolate Ganache & Crushed Biscuit Crumb
Cheese: Lemon & Coconut Jelly
Tomartoes: Coloured White Chocolate
Onion Rings: Piped White Chocolate

Chips: Apple Juice cooked Polenta

"Don't Judge a Book by it's Cover!"
 Looks simple from the outside but take a slice & see whats in store...

Rich Chocolate Mud covered with Chocolate Ganache & crushed Macarons
Inside: Strawberries & Cream Panna Cotta Layers


09 October 2011

How do you like 'em buns?

I have been very fortunate this past week
to have attended the Sydney International Food Festival
as well as MasterChef Live.

So many amazing Chefs, foods & demonstrations.
And as you can prob imagine I have been one very excited girl!

So I have popped in a few pictures just to give to a taste of 
what I have been up to....

Baking Artisan Bread with Brasserie Bread...
I added my own twist of flavours:
Strawberry, Maple Syrup & Cinnamon.

Cake decorating with Vincent Gadan from
The Art of Patisse.
My darling sister and I made a wonderful team
decorating this cake 'French' style cake adorned with an
abstract red toffee Eiffel Tower...
Although we didn't win we where pretty impressed with ourselves.

And finally, I had the pleasure of having a quick chat to
the King of macarons
Adriano Zumbo.
He was very charming & patient with my questions about all things sweet,
And signed a book for my little sis...
Needless to say she was chuffed!

One could say I have been inspired,
That would be an understatement!
So there will be plenty of cooking adventures & posts on this blog very soon
So stay tuned.