[Recipe] Traditional Austrian Beef Goulash & Spaetzli

Beef Goulash. Is it Austrian or Hungarian?! After having been to both countries and stayed with locals, I learnt that goulash is a shared dish between the 2 nations (kinda like how Aussies and Kiwis claim to have created the Pavlova) but Austrian Goulash is thicker like a stew and uses caraway seeds whereas Hungarian…

Tortellini filled with goat ricotta cheese in a butter sage sauce

During my trip to Prato, I got an incredible opportunity to learn to how to make pasta from scratch from pasta maker, Roberto. Here I’ll be sharing the ingredients for this classic Emilia Romagno tortellini and Roberto’s tips for pasta making and cooking! Emilia Romagno is renown for having one of the best pasta in Italy and that’s where Roberto is from… just sayin! 😉

[Recipe] Creamy Cauliflower Cheese

18 January 2016 – Cooking fiesta with grandma Another dish we needed to learn from grandma was “Cauliflower Cheese” – easy & low maintenance; perfect for a busy working day! It’s a Traditional English dish that my grandma used to have with roast. As we learnt to cook Cauliflower Cheese, we were listened to stories that brought much…

[Recipe & Tips] Crumbly and Buttery Short Crust Pastry

18 January 2016 – Cooking fiesta with grandma During my holiday back in Malaysia, my sis and I listed down a list of dishes we MUST learn from our grandma and her short crust pastry was top on the list 😀 Rule of thumb for yummy short crust pastry – 2 flour : 1 fat…

[Recipe] Aloha ‘Auinala Tea Cake

Take me back to Hawaii!!! ❤ (Click the link above to watch a video that summarises my 9 days in Hawaii with my exchange friends) Aloha everyone!! Today, I was just looking through my album of pictures and reminiscing the amazing time I had in Oahu, Hawaii early March this year. If someone sees me looking…

[Two Recipes] Flippin’ pancakes!!

I have a HUGE confession to make… Before I learnt how easy pancakes are to make, I used to buy pancake mix!! I only learnt how to make pancakes 8 years ago from my dad who was too horrified by the fact that I was about to buy pancake mix. After I learnt how to…

[Four Recipes] A quadruple of dips!

Whether it’s with nacho chips, carrot sticks, pita bread or your fingers, here are 4 simple and very easy dips you can make. It’s a great and delicious way to satisfy the savoury cravings without having to reach out for that bag of chips. I don’t know about you but sometimes I actually cringe at the…

[Recipe] Chunky Monkey Banana Bread

My grandpa and I used to buy bananas together whenever we went to the shops but I never understood why he would hang the bananas up and wait days for the bananas to have brown spots before eating them. It made no sense to me. Why on earth would I want to eat an ugly…

ANZAC bikkies – more than just oat biscuits!

G’day, mate! If you like oat biscuits, you will love ANZAC bikkies. It’s a sweet biscuit made from oats, flour, desiccated coconut, sugar/natural sweetener, baking powder, butter and golden syrup. Absolutely addictive! Bloody oath! (Oh, and in Australia we like to shorten words like biscuits into bikkies even if it has the same number of syllables). Perfect…

Banana coconut chocolate muffins

This is such an easy, delicious and healthy treat. Really, it requires so little time, experience in baking and you won’t even need a hand mixer at all. It is literally mix everything into a bowl, pour into the muffin tray and bake. It’s so delicious I would recommend to double the recipe and freeze…

I think I just baked ciabatta bread!

I’ve always been meaning to bake bread from scratch, especially sourdough bread but I never got down to doing it. Firstly, I’m always busy and never have enough hours in a row for the bread to proof and secondly, I was afraid it wouldn’t turn out right and it will be a waste of my…

Beef Brisket Stew

How I miss my family.. this calls for more comfort food! So, here is another “student meal” for you.. A bowl of stew with a side of toasted sourdough bread slathered with butter! I feel like an French chef kissing the tip of my fingers ‘Magnifique’. Simple food bursting with flavours 🙂 As I’ve been…