Because we are all PG here but you know what I am really thinking…
My phone got stolen yesterday (on my first day of uni no less) so the dinner I was going to review, the photos were gone, and basically, all my cards (credit, debit, blah blah) were all in the case too. And my whole life was in that phone but I guess pray to iCloud for keeping my data.
But I was card-less and phone-less.
But I have amazing friends so they kept me going at uni during the was-catastrophe-now-irritation *phew*
But yes, sorry I won’t be posting till all this is sorted out. Especially since I am an organisation FREAK, you can imagine how frazzled I am right now. I need to get new cards, cut those off, get a new licence and blah blah blah.
How do I know my phone was stolen and not picked up by a normal nice person? We tried calling it when I found it missing and it. was. turned. off.
The *&*$$$&*&*Y&*#*&^&*#… :)
Anyways see you all in a bit once it is worked over!
P.S This is the shortest post I have ever written :P It finally happened!
This post is actually going to start off more depressing than the title would have you know, so just be warned. The title is actually referring to the beauteous… um… beauty… of this salty, buttery ice cream that reminds you of dipping popcorn into your soft serve at the movies.
OH YEAH BABY! Sorry did I just foodgasm too loud for polite society? :P
It is creamy and delicious, with a lot of different ways of changing it up for an even more fun treat. Keep reading to see more :)
This recipe isn’t necessarily just for Valentines Day. I mean, as much as I hate to admit it, not everyone holds the capacity to eat a whole batch of cupcakes. No, not even me. But if you are one person, and you can make two moist, chocolatey cupcakes with just enough frosting to decorate it AND spoon the extra, why make any more?
The sweet, berry-filled frosting combined with the delicious richness of the cupcakes really does take these to a whole new level. If you are making them for Valentines Day though, I worn you. You might not be able to share it with your soul mate… legit. If they aren’t your soul mate, I wouldn’t even consider sharing them.
The filling in this tart is incredible. I mean, I have made it before, but I don’t I appreciated just how magnificent a frangipane filling is. And no, I do not mean my favourite flower (that has an ‘i’ not an ‘e’ at the end). The tart pastry is sweet and crumbles slightly when you cut it. It gives a bit of textural contrast against the melt-in-mouth almond filling, which is not gooey, but very soft after baking.
Almost imagine sweet shortbread with an under baked sponge cake on top. Gosh, it is hard to explain. Then in comes the slight tartness of the plums, whose juices are already running a little throughout the tart as well as from the icing sugar, and then the flavours explode in your mouth. Gorgeous :)
Bondi Beach, contrary to it’s name, does not refer only to the vast expanse of golden sand. Rather, Bondi Beach encompasses a strip of streets, with more streets coming off said streets, weaving their way until you reach Bondi Junction. Where the massive shopping centre is and where the hipsters are, relatively, not so everywhere.
But everywhere you go, always take the weather-
Wait sorry, I got carried away. But from everywhere you go, every street you walk, every shop you enter (don’t take me super literally here), you can see the shimmering ocean lapping at the sand on the beach. It is gorgeous. I feel like the idea of an Australian summer was created by Bondi Beach.
Now why can’t I show you a picture of said beautiful view. Because I was too busy eating my gelato. You’ll see. You already got a hint…
A little bit of a twist on the most delicious traditional treat Australians have shared with the world. Who would have thought spongecake, chocolate and coconut would be such a magical combination?
An Australian, that’s who :)
The spongecake is dense, but soft and rich, and when it melts onto your tongue along with the white chocolate, you melt right with it – just like any dessert should make you!
This decadent chocolate creations hides a surprise of strawberries stuffed between layers of moist, rich and crumby cake. The frosting was probably my favourite part of the recipe, being easy to spoon… I mean whip up… and it envelopes the strawberries in a warm chocolatey hug.
Then you get to devour it all.
I don’t appreciate the story ‘The Ugly Duckling’.
But disclaimer, I’m not trying to insult Hans, hell no, I have a full on fancy illustrated version of all his stories for crying out loud!
This is just a little critique. But things may become slightly heated. Like a furnace.
Can I just rewind the clock and take it back to Christmas time of 2014? Can I take you back to reminisce about all that overeating and indulgent gift giving we all participated in for this post?
I was meant to do this post nice and close to New Years but then I saw running behind schedule, then I went to the Gold Coast and well… now I think I am on track!
I know it is not going to be a hardship or anything for you to turn back time again! Your Instagrams totally showed me how much fun you all were having!
And maybe… you saw mine?
Ok so this post was absolutely, 100% scheduled to be for the Christmas period. I was going to act like Santa, launching a giant sack over my back and Ho-Ho-ing till all of you guys were giggling – you know the drill!
But, my holiday mood kicked in and I got so busy, that the very ability to blog dried up and was forgotten in the corner, while holiday celebrations took centre stage. That along with other commitments means that now, I am making this a new years style giveaway and post for you.
You know, taking the whole new year-new you approach (as if that hasn’t been done before, but regardless, it’s all good!) :)