Sammy’s Layered Black Forest Pavlova, as seen on The Morning Show

  Summer and the festive season calls for fun delicious food that is heavy and easy to make, mainly because we’d prefer to spend more time in the outdoors then slaving away in the kitchen. When entertaining you cant go wrong with a pavlova for dessert, and this black forest [...]

By |February 25th, 2016|

Sammy’s Thermomix Spiced Cherry Brioche Wreath

Nothing says Christmas like spices... unless you add delicious ripe, in season cherries to the mix! Stone fruits are a symbol of the traditional Australian Christmas, and we're so lucky that they pair perfectly with nutmeg, cardamom, cinnamon, clove and anise. This festive brioche is the perfect way to celebrate [...]

By |February 15th, 2016|

Bella’s 4 easy edible gifts in jars, as seen on The Morning Show

Christmas is often littered with useless gifts that go to waste… In our family we organise a Kris Kringle so that we can spend a bit more and get something really nice. But what if you have a small budget but still want to give something from the heart? We [...]

By |January 18th, 2016|

Sammy’s Christmas Recipes – Christmas Pudding Chocolate Mousse

If you're not already planning your Christmas menu then you're in luck. Dessert is always the hardest and this recipe is one you can make a few days in advance. Just make sure you cover the mousse with cling film so there are no flavour transfers in your fridge. Keep [...]

By |December 14th, 2015|

Sammy’s Christmas Recipes x Confit ocean trout with Horseradish sauce and pickled cucumbers

In Australia we celebrate Christmas with a combination of European traditions and our own Aussie traditions thrown into the mix. Something I've always found odd is keeping the classic's, ham or turkey, which can be so heavy and hot for an Aussie Summer Christmas. We have so much wonderful seafood [...]

By |December 9th, 2015|

Sammy’s porcini stuffed scotch fillet with paris mash, as seen at The Chop

If you love simple home cooked meals with a great flavour pairing like beef, mushrooms and potatoes, then you’ll fall even more in love with this refined version of a classic steak with mushroom sauce. Using the scotch fillet cut as a roast rather then single steaks keep it even [...]

By |November 24th, 2015|

Sammy’s Croissant and Butter Pudding with warm very coulis and ice cream, as seen on The Morning Show

We all know the classic dessert of bread and butter pudding… but for extra warm wintery indulgence you can’t go past a croissant and butter pudding. The buttery, flaky pastry of the croissants are perfect for soaking up the rich and creamy custard, which we’ve spiked with decadent white chocolate. [...]

By |September 9th, 2015|

Sammy’s fool proof thermomix custard, as seen on The Morning Show

There is nothing more satisfying in the winter than enjoying an incredible warming dessert. My favourites have to baked or stewed fruits, sticky date pudding and crumbles. My go to accompaniment is normally ice-cream, but because its been so cold I’ve been really craving warm velvety, creamy, rich delicious custard. [...]

By |August 27th, 2015|

Bella’s Slow cooked Lamb and Parsnip Pie with Sour Cream Pastry, as seen on Sunrise

What a fantastic slow cooked, heart-warming, soulful winter dish! Pie making is often described as an art, but it’s actually really easy. It’s a dish that must always contain a lot of love, so make sure you prepare this for your friends and family! Essentially, this is 2 recipes in [...]

By |August 3rd, 2015|

Bella’s Canapé of Smoked Speck, pickled mustard seed, coffee glaze (a food mash up, come and taste it this weekend!)

Since winning My Kitchen Rules in 2011, we’ve been very busy working hard in the kitchen every day. Running a successful catering business is wonderfully challenging, and designing new and interesting canapés with curious flavour combinations keeps our creative minds active. I came up with a curious combination recently... and [...]

By |July 30th, 2015|