These uber soft ensaimadas/brioches are my mother-in-laws secret recipe. A
big "Thank You" to her for sharing this AND her son
with me! For more deelish pics, check out my dessert blog: http://www.princesspastrypresents.blogspot.com/
Thursday, April 26, 2007
Monday, April 09, 2007
"The Sydney Royal Easter Show is
the largest annual event staged in Australia, attracting on average around one
million Showgoers each year. Sydney Showground, Sydney Olympic Park is
transformed to play host to a festival that is unique to Australia and its
diverse cultural and rural heritage. The Show runs for 14 days over the Easter
period and is a pinnacle event enjoyed by Australians of all ages...Whether it’s
a culinary feast you desire or a day of adrenaline pumping action, fireworks and
fashion, rides and races, the Sydney Royal Easter Show is your ticket to the
real Australia. "
I have yet to meet someone who loves to eat fruitcake but when I saw these babies, I knew I had to get a few photos. Now I know why these have become the customary Christmas gift...they're so darn pretty--or at least the well made ones are! I have to admit though that not one of the fruitcakes we've ever received over Christmases past have looked anywhere near as nice as these Royal Easter Show winners.
Thursday, March 29, 2007
and pick the other carets and just pick
the two last ones for the best working reindeers.
the bigest is the one with no stalk."
We figured Santa would enjoy a nice glass of red ,Stroopwafels and a chocolate covered German pretzel instead of the usual milk & cookies...I'm sure we got a big nod of approval from old St. Nick(wink! wink!).
This artisan bread is said to be the inferior cousin of the baguette--hence the translation Batard=bastard...but don't let that turn you off! This crusty loaf is chewy on the inside with a fantastic mouthfeel and is wonderful for sandwiches. Long live the Bastard!
If your travels find you in Leura(on the way to the Blue Mountains in Sydney), don't forget to stop over at the Wayzegoose Cafe. This charming little place is often packed to the brim with people ready to dig into their Flowerpot Scones. Traditional english scones are baked(as you order) in adorable little terracotta pots and served with a huge dollop of clotted cream and jam on the side.
The Wayzegoose Cafe, Leura NSW
This is my mom's favorite breakfast...sweet & creamy vanilla yogurt sprinkled with bee pollen. Bee pollen is an energy-boosting nutritional supplement, gathered from flowers and collected on bee's legs as they forage for nectar.
Known as one of nature's most complete foods, bee pollen has a wide range of health promoting nutrients - 18 amino acids, more than 12 vitamins, 28 minerals, 11 enzymes, 14 beneficial fatty acids, 11 carbohydrates and is even low in calories.
This Aussie icon has been around since 1945 and boasts a client list of famous political figures and celebrities(Russel Crowe also happens to live right around the corner). Brave the midnight queues and grab yourself a Tiger Pie--beef pie with mashed potatoes, gravy and mushy peas or a hotdog with creamy cheese, grilled onions and mushy peas. Harry's Cafe de Wheels, Wooloomooloo Bay, Sydney
Ooooh la la! Smooth buttery caramels liberally sprinkled with sea salt--the French knew what they were doing when they created this decadent treat! The sea salt cuts through the sweetness of the caramels allowing you to eat more than you actually should!