recently partnered with an incredible local food blogger (and food scientist), Astrid Field from The Sweet Rebellion to host a little giveaway for her new book, High Tea At Home for my Instagram followers. While the giveaway has ended, I’ve received a lot of requests to share this recipe which I tried, and posted on my feed.
These Chocolate Caramel Crumble Squares are just heaven on earth, and so much more exciting than chocolate brownies – and I do love my brownies.View Post
I made these really easy Chocolate Centre Berliners this weekend and let me tell you, they were dee-licious! I mean, who doesn’t love a Nutella filled donutÂ – am I right?View Post
The festive season always gets me in the mood for baking and creating delightful things. But it’s been a scorcher leading up to Christmas and to be honest,Â I doÂ Â take my hat off to those bake-a-tonners that manage to make amazing festive treats in this heat! This year I went for a super easy festive treat, and one that doesn’t require standing in front of an oven or working with sticky dough! Say hello to my so-easy-a-five-year-old-could-do-it Christmas Candy Cane Bark… Literally, this is the easiest thing I’ve ever made, and probably one of my faves. All you need is; White Chocolate Candy Cane That’s it! You can also use dark chocolate (or a mixÂ of both), but I wanted to stick with the red and white theme for my treats. Melt the white chocolate in a double boiler (so that you don’t burn it). While that’s melting away, crush up your candy cane. You can go for large chunks or smaller ones, it’s completely up to you. I like a mix of chunky and smaller pieces becauseÂ the chunkier ones allow you to see the red and white stripe, and the smaller pieces just make it look fuller. Once the chocolate has…View Post
When you can’t be in New York, bring New York to you! I’ve been craving bagels for ages! I think it started somewhere between Instagram feedsÂ and Hart of DixieÂ re-runs! I found the most amazing, authentic East Coast Bagel recipe and I’m happy to report that my bagel craving has finally been satisfied! These buggers bagels take a longÂ time to prepare, but trust me when I say they are totally worth every mouth watering bite! Serve them warm;Â with cream cream cheese, home made marmalade and steaming hot tea. Check out the recipe and instructionsÂ below, and my slightly adapted ingredients list that I’ve converted to metric for us local gals. Oven Temperature: 230ÂºC You will need: To make the Biga 550 grams bread flour (keep more aside and add ifÂ you notice that theÂ mixture is too runny) 1/4 teaspoon instant packet yeast 350ml warm water 2 teaspoons honey Final dough 100 grams bread flour 2 Tablespoons warm water 2 1/4 teaspoons salt 1 teaspoon honey Topping sesameÂ seeds Try it out and let me know how yours came out xo DView Post
/Â My Outfit: Sunglasses: Prada, Denim Shirt: Edgars, Floral Pants: Forever New, Black Tee: Cotton On J.C Le Roux sent me a bottle of theirÂ new Non-Alcoholic bubbly, La Fleurette, just in time for spring! Together with a fun press pack, theyÂ challenged me to create a post that would express the floral and fabulous tones of La Fleurette Non-Alcoholic. The stakes are high! As in Louboutin heels high! After popping the cork, I poured myself a glass of La Fleurette Non-Alcoholic.Â Sitting in myÂ kitchen, I tried to come up with something exciting. Something unique and fun that would not only excite me and the peeps at J.C Le Roux, but also my fabulous StyleScoop readers too. I found myself staring right at the answer… my mixer! September also marks the month of StyleScoop’s fifth Blogoversary andÂ I had been wanting to bake a birthday cake. What better opportunity? So I went with a rose inspired cake and usedÂ La Fleurette Non-AlcoholicÂ in the ingredients. After doing some research, I discovered that “Fleurette” means “an ornament resembling a flower”, so my cake idea blossomed into a cupcake bouquet. This was really fun and easy to do. I got some tips on how to make a cupcake bouquet…View Post
Yummy, yummy! When I got the press release for DKNY’s new Sweet Delicious fragrances, it came with an Almond Cupcake recipe from master pastry chef Johnny Iuzzini, who collaborated with DKNY on these fragrances… I decided to be stupid brave and attempt this recipe, but here’s the thing… they didn’t come out quite right. Although they still tasted darn good, they didn’t look as they should have. I had some “issues” in the kitchen, but I guess that’s what happens when you attempt a professional chef’s recipe on your first cupcake attempt! Yes, first cupcake attempt! My blog has always been about trying new things (trends, makeup looks etc) and sharing them, so even though my cupcakes did’t look like perfect little pastries, I decided to show you guys anyway instead of just giving you the recipie! Maybe on my second attempt they will look as good as they tasted, but that’s a very big maybe if I’ll try again! This recipe is very time consuming, requires lots of preparation and lots of washing up – so brace yourselves! Almond cup cake, orange curd, rose water meringue, candied kumquat, crystallized rose petals, fresh pomegranate seeds I started with the orange…View Post
Sugar and spice and all things DELICOUS… DKNY has launched three new yummy treats that will have your mouth watering, and your day’s filled with the smell of freshly baked cupcakes all day! Fancy a Key Lime Tart? How about a deliciousÂ Pink Macaroon or a Creamy Meringue? It’s the best way to indulge in sweet temptations without the calories! For this collaboration, DKNY teamed up with master pasty chef,Â Johnny Iuzzini to create an almost authentic New York bakery scent for their new fragrances. Each fragrance has a warm, heavenly smell that’s almost as good as eating the bakery alternative itself! They are sweet, delicious and ready to wear! The Trio of guilt-free temptation My favourite, DKNY Sweet Delicious Pink Macaroon which is a playful, delectable confection filled with mouth-watering accords, textural florals and a sensual creamy backdrop. Luscious Berries are iced with fluffy whipped Meringue to give a hint of edible sweetness. Rose Petals and Peonies layered with Sandalwood and Vanilla complete the recipe for an addictive treat that is hard to resist. DKNY Sweet Delicious Creamy Meringue sets its cheerful personality with a vibrant radiance interlaced with femininity and tantalizing allure. A sparkling blend of tasty Lemon Cream anda…View Post