Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Pistachio Mousse Cake

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If you asked me about cake fails, the first one that comes to mind would be the first chocolate cake I ever made where everything that could have gone wrong pretty much did. We all have to start from somewhere don't we?.


The second, more recent, one that comes to mind would be my first attempt at the pistachio mousse cake. Sure I've burnt a fair amount of cakes and cookies, curdled more custards than I should, made some very odd shaped cakes here and there and regularly bake things that go straight into the bin. But nothing is quite as memorable as the impressive looking, perfectly moulded pistachio mousse cake that five minutes after removing the mould, slowly drooped into a puddle of pudding. It was my first time using sheet gelatin you see- and I'd heated it too much so that it no longer set the mousse like it was supposed to.

Oops.

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Crust ‘Simply Better’ Launch

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Brought to you by Nuffnang and Crust Pizza

Whilst pizza classics like supreme and meat lovers will always hold a place in my heart, lately I’ve been more interested in more unusual flavour combinations. With pizza flavours like pulled pork, tandoori chicken and peking duck becoming more mainstream, it seems like any dish can (and will) be recreated on a pizza these days!


So when I was invited to attend Crust Pizza’s event to sample their new Simply Better range, with three new exciting flavours, I was quite keen to attend! And what better way to sample good food than relaxing by the beach with live music?

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Travel: Kyoto, Japan | Green Tea Desserts and Okonomiyaki

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What's a holiday without a bit of a adventure?
Yasaka no To Pagoda 

Our next stop on our Japan trip is Kyoto, only a short train ride from Osaka plus a taxi ride to our guesthouse. We split between two taxis as we had two big luggages, but it wasn't until we got onto the taxis and that we realised how little known the location of the guesthouse was. Neither of our taxi drivers knew where it was!

Having the address in Japanese and a screenshot of Google maps seemed little use and we thought for sure that we'd be stranded (separately too as the taxis had each taken their own routes) until luckily we caught a glimpse of the other taxi and decided to follow behind. Eventually we made it there, by which time our stomachs were grumbling so took the 30 minute walk back down the hill to find food.

Mendoraku dai 麺道楽 大

There wasn't much within walking distance of the guesthouse- a small sushi train, a bar and a noodle restaurant. We'd chosen the noodle restaurant but because of the confusing signage, we walked into bar instead of the small stairway down into the noodle bar and embarrassingly walked out ten minutes later.
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