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Foodie Profile: Baking and Business with Sweets for Tilly

Foodie Profile: Baking and Business with Sweets for Tilly

The Sweets for Tilly team. From left to right, Rachel, Jacqueline and Nancy – Image credit: Jodie Hutchinson Photography Sweets for Tilly In our latest Foodie Profile, contributor Amelia Harris chats with Rachel of Sweets for Tilly much loved for their bespoke cakes, macarons and sweets; about baking and business.    1. Who is Tilly? Tilly was actually my...
9 Easy Morning Tea Recipes

9 Easy Morning Tea Recipes

  9 Easy Morning Tea Recipes A selection of sweet and treat ideas for your next morning tea.   The ritual of morning tea is very Australian. My first introduction to this meal time was at primary school, and along with afternoon tea it’s something I still very much enjoy (any excuse to have a treat!). Whether...
Hot Cross Bun Recipe

Hot Cross Bun Recipe

  This is a wonderfully simple hot cross bun recipe adapted from the classic Australian home economics cookbook, Cookery the Australian Way. For lovers of hot cross buns without thick peel and too much fruit, this recipe is for you. I thought about adding chocolate chips instead of sultanas, but I felt it would overcomplicate the flavours....
Special Occasion Cakes Melbourne

Special Occasion Cakes Melbourne

A creation by Miss Ladybird Cakes – image by Jesse Hisco (supplied by Amelia Harris)   SPECIAL OCCASION CAKES MELBOURNE The prospect of eating cake warrants its own special occasion but the actual selection of the right type of cake is no average feat. Whether you’re looking for something for your wedding day, a birthday party, christening, engagement party or just something...
Cakes

Cakes

  Cakes are usually made for special occasions, the way I see it though they can be the cause for a celebration. This is our collection of cake recipes on the site so far. Some are quick melt and mix cakes, while others involve a little bit more time and effort for something special. Whether...
Gâteaux de Patate Douce (Sweet Potato Cake) by Tessa Kiros

Gâteaux de Patate Douce (Sweet Potato Cake) by Tessa Kiros

Sweet Potato Cake – image by Manos Chatzikonstantis   This is another beautiful recipe shared with us by Tessa Kiros in her Foodie Profile Q&A with us here. It features in her most recent cookbook release, Provence to Pondicherry.  Have you made Tessa’s Gâteaux de Patate Douce (Sweet Potato Cake) recipe? Tell us about it in the comments.  ...
Buying your first piping bag set

Buying your first piping bag set

The basic piping set available from Daiso – image by Jen Curcio Baking is something that I take in stages. Like anything in the kitchen, once I feel like I’ve got the hang of a specific type of recipe, I graduate myself to the next stage. Currently, that is learning the basics of how to...
Hazelnut and Apple Crumble

Hazelnut and Apple Crumble

  Apple crumble just like apple pie, is a comfort food I enjoy all year round but particularly so in winter. Although I can’t complain about the weather in Thailand (compared to Melbourne), rainy season has set in and the rain which I’ve keenly awaited to relieve the high summer heat; has left me with...
Home Chefs #10 - Double Ginger Cake

Home Chefs #10 – Double Ginger Cake

  Double Ginger Cake (Makes one small bread loaf tin size)   I love ginger. I love how half a teaspoon of ginger will add a warm element to a winter casserole, I love how a cup of ginger tea both relaxes and refreshes me and I love how dark chocolate and ginger together create...
Review: Caffe La Via

Review: Caffe La Via

The gourmet burger selection at Caffe La Via Caffe La Via is one of those restaurants you’ve driven past a hundred times but only eaten at once. It’s been on Glenferrie Rd, Malvern, for as long as I can remember. Until recently, my one dinner there was years ago and more about proximity – it...
Travel: Daylesford and Macedon Ranges Food Mini Guide

Travel: Daylesford and Macedon Ranges Food Mini Guide

Map of Daylesford and Macedon Ranges by DMR Tourism   Local. Seasonal. Handmade. Artisan. Foraging. Farm to table. There’s never been more focus on what we eat and where it comes from. The spotlight is shining on producers as brightly as ever, with menus regularly listing suppliers and awards specifically celebrating them. If there’s one...
Foodie Stuff: Springvale Gourmet Food Guide

Foodie Stuff: Springvale Gourmet Food Guide

Live crabs for sale at one of Springvale’s many seafood markets – image by Amy Martin   If living life to its fullest could be personified, Elizabeth Chong would be a pretty good example!  At 84 years of age, this energetic lady with sparkly eyes and amazing skin has been running Asian cooking classes for 54 years,...