All I have to say is WOW! This was by far my most enjoyable dish this year… well so far, but to be honest it will be nearly impossible to beat. I ate this dish in Vernazza, Italy, which happens to be my favourite place in the world. Vernazza is a small town part of the Cinque Terre coastline in northern Italy. Its located in the Liguria region which is famous for its basil, olive oil, pine nuts, focaccia and of course seafood!
I’ve been to Vernazza twice and . . . → Read More: Sammy’s Tagliatelle with bottarga and mussels, from Vernazza, Italy
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. This is a dessert lovers dream…
And it’s super easy! Because the croissants are already baked with butter, there is no need to butter each slice. So essentially it’s just croissants and custard. The custard is made using Lodge . . . → Read More: Sammy’s Croissant and Butter Pudding with warm very coulis and ice cream, as seen on The Morning Show
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 one. A great pot roasted lamb with home made gravy is simply made in steps 1+2+4. Or, you can make a pie using leftover roast meats in step 3-10.
We’ve used a fantastic quality award winning leg of lamb, . . . → Read More: Bella’s Slow cooked Lamb and Parsnip Pie with Sour Cream Pastry, as seen on Sunrise
Autumn is the season of wild mushrooms and we couldn’t be more excited. Each year we throw on our gum boots and warm coats, grab a basket and knife and head out mushroom foraging. Our family has been doing it for generations, and we have been going since we could walk. It’s probably one our families favourite traditions and you’ll find a lot of other Eastern European families do the same each year. We usually go out to Belanglo State Forest, which is about a 2.5 hour drive . . . → Read More: Sammy’s Wild Mushroom Risotto – as seen on The Morning Show
The world is full of different cuisines and almost every culture will have its own version of a pancake. Sammy and Bella share their top 5 delicious pancake discoveries from around the world.
This month Sammy has been obsessed with making her grandmother’s crepes as a mid-afternoon snack and as a dessert. While enjoying her freshly made crepes with caramelised peach, yoghurt and local honey, she had begun to think about the pancake and its many variations not only within western cultures, but also its delightful eastern cousins.
The . . . → Read More: Our Top 5 Most Delicious Pancakes, as seen on Lifestyle Food
This Easter we’ve teamed up with Oliver Brown Chocolate cafes to create some extravagant Easter creations!
We started by creating Australia’s most extravagant and expensive Easter egg… The concept was born out of our eastern European heritage and Aussie taste buds. The 60cm tall, 100% edible Faberge Easter egg was covered in edible 24 carat white gold leaf, edible pearls and edible diamonds. Inside it was filled with spiced chocolate ganache, 3kg of honeycomb and dozens of specialty chocolates from Oliver Brown. All in all, the egg weighed over 23kg . . . → Read More: Choc orange ganache filled eggs with candied almond, for Oliver Brown Chocolate Cafe
We’re very excited that it’s national pie week! Although the classic Aussie pie is usually meat, we just can’t help but do a sweet pie recipe with seasonal fruit! Early autumn sees gorgeous pears and apples gracing the supermarket shelves, and we’re just at the end of berry season so you can still pick up gorgeous strawberries and blueberries.
Now, I know that pies don’t exactly have the reputation of the healthiest of foods, but this one is naughty and nice! Let’s be honest, a super healthy . . . → Read More: Bella’s naughty but nice pear and blueberry pie, as seen on The Morning Show
Portuguese chicken has become an Aussie favourite with take away shops popped up all over the country. Its the simplicity in this dish that’s so addictive. Spatchcocked chicken marinated its all its best friends, garlic, bay leaves, and paprika. Combining to make marriage like no other.
Because it is such a simple recipe its important to use the best quality ingredients. A big organic or free range bird is essential to ensure a juicy flavoursome chook, and the highest quality spices from Hoyts means that you’re getting the full . . . → Read More: Sammy’s Chicken with Home Made Piri Piri Marinade, as seen at Good Food and Wine Show
Yay it’s national chocolate day!
The Aztecs are credited with discovering the wonderful cacao bean. Today being National Chocolate day we wanted to celebrate this delicious food by sharing a recipe for traditional Mexican Hot chocolate to pay homage to its ancient history. When first discovered, cacao beans were roasted and ground to make a bitter chocolate drink that was known to revitalize and even as an aphrodisiac. It then started to be made with sugar and became more palatable to European countries and its popularity soared all around . . . → Read More: Sammy’s Ancient Aztec Hot Chocolate, as seen on The Morning Show
We are so proud to have had the opportunity to share some of our favourite polish recipes with the guests of the Sydney and Melbourne Good Food and Wine Shows last month!
As children, we were lucky enough to visit Poland and meet all our family (only mum and dad live in Australia). One of our favourite memories was driving up north to the lakes district, Mazury, a mecca for polish families in the summer (and for my sailing obsessed uncle). The drive up was a sea of red… . . . → Read More: Mus Sernikowy – Polish cheesecake and poppyseed mousse, as seen at Good Food and Wine Show